How David McDonald is Feeding the World One Day at a Time

David McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, a global food processing company which specialises in meat products. He has been in the food industry for more than three decades ever since he graduated from Iowa State University with a Degree in Animal Science. He first joined OSI Group as a project manager while working for the North America Meat Institute as their chairman. His passion in his work saw him being promoted to become the group’s president and CEO. David McDonald understood well the company’s goals and vision for growth through continuous improvements in service delivery to customers. This desire to grow and improve customer care has led them to achieve a lot of success in their field.

OSI Group is based in Aurora, Illinois but has grown to gain a presence in 80 other countries across the world. They supply processed foods like sausages, sandwiches and burgers for leading brand names like King Burger, Subway, McDonald’s and Papa John’s. To achieve this logistics of delivery they have come up with more than 70 processing plants in different parts of the world like the US, China, India, Australia, several European countries and many more. The group is conquering new markets one day at a time and continues to deliver world-class products to their clients.

While working for the OSI Group, David McDonald has contributed a lot to the improvement of the company operations. He keeps up with the ongoing trends in the food industry by maintaining close relations with the logistics team. By interacting with marketers, government agencies and local suppliers he guarantees that customer’s needs are met. One of the group’s significant successes came when they built ten processing facilities in China. They launched a partnership with DOYOO Group named DaOSI which consequently made them the biggest processor of poultry in China. They also increased their presence in Europe by acquiring Dutch food company, Baho Foods.

David McDonald has a reputation for treating his customers like family, a virtue he has cultivated in the company to boost customer care. Such tactics have enabled the OSI Group to have soft landings even when entering new markets. He is a philanthropist who gives back to the community in monetary and exposure ways. David went back to his alma mater, Iowa State University to work with the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. He also gives contributions towards the school’s scholarship program and offers internship opportunities to its students.

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