David McDonald was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. He studied at Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in Animal Science. He was also awarded the Wallace Baron Outstanding Senior Award during his graduation.
Soon after his graduation, he began his career at OSI Industries in Chicago. He has since worked his way up to become the Chief Operating Officer and president of the firm. Mcdonald has worked at OSI Group for almost three decades and has had a large part in making it a reputed global food provider.
The food industry is continuously evolving, and its clients’ needs are always changing. David has a team in place to monitor the ever-changing global market so that OSI Group’s customer’s needs are met. To do this, the group engages and corresponds closely with local vendors to get an accurate feel for the market. OSI generates revenues by providing processed food products to several major companies around the world.
With David Mcdonald at its helm, OSI Group encourages an innovative spirit. The firm creates innovative solutions chiefly by engaging their customers and incorporating the insights they get from them into new products.
Product improvement teams are encouraged to develop and try new ideas. Efficiency is promoted, but errors are allowed because they provide excellent opportunities for learning.
David Mcdonald is passionate about food products. Among the most rewarding experiences for him is watching teams that are under his overall leadership succeed. At OSI Group, things are changing daily, so there are new challenges to surmount and new solutions to come up with. David always finds pleasure in providing a solution to a customer and in interacting with product development teams.
OSI Group has recently made efforts to expand its operations by purchasing new food processing and storage facilities. The first of these is a storage facility located in Chicago that was previously operated by Tyson Foods.
This facility is expected to help meet the growing needs of OSI”s expanding the customer base. OSI Group also bought FLagship Europe from Flagship Food Group. David Mcdonald said that the purchase helped OSI Group to strengthen its position in the UK and help continue to meet OSI Group’s growing customer needs.
OSI Group also bought a controlling stake in Baho Food in 2016. This firm has an extensive hold in both the German and Dutch food markets. It also owns five other companies that are all based in either Germany or the Netherlands.
Speaking of the purchase, David Mcdonald said that he now OSI Europe has an even larger share of the European market in line with growth objectives.
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