David McDonald has spent 31 years contributing to the success of OSI Group. He started his journey with the company as a project manager. Today, he is its president and Chief Operating Officer. In 1987, Mr. McDonald earned a bachelors degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. In the same year he began working for OSI Group. Currently, he serves as chairman of the North American Meat Institute and as director of OSI International Foods(Australia). From 2008 until June 27, 2017, David McDonald served as Independent Director of Marfrig Golbal Foods S.A.
OSI Group provides food products, services, and processing. It provides these services within the United States and internationally. During David McDonald tenure the company’s international success has grown. The choices of partnerships and quality customer service are what Mr. McDonald gives credit for this growth. Its choices in acquisitions has also contributed to that achievement.
In 2016 OSI Group acquisitions were Baho, Flagship Europe and Tyson Foods, in Chicago. Baho Foods, operating in the Netherlands and Germany, specializes in deli meats, snacks, and processing other foods. This acquirement has helped OSI Group build a more noticeable presence in Europe. Mr. David McDonald stated,” Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in in Europe.” The president of OSI Group also said,”The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.”
To meet and satisfy customer needs Mr. Donald feels its important to understand the culture and traditions in the countries they serve and operate in. He ensures this by hiring and forming teams within OSI Group to help ensure satisfactory service. Regional Managers have a vital role in understanding its local customer base in the country it operates in, also.
David McDonald has maintained the growth of OSI Group by continuing to improve its processing and production departments, providing quality customer service, and forming good partnerships.
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