David McDonald had the dedication that led him to the top position at OSI Group. He is currently the company’s COO and is entrusted with the inner workings of an international organization. David has been with the company his entire career. He believes in the OSI business model that pushes for growth and expansion on a consistent basis. The leaders at OSI believe that this creates the kind of opportunity that allows its staff thrive and its clients to receive the best possible service,
David McDonald is originally from the state of Iowa. He grew up on a farm there and went on to attend Iowa State University. David studied animal science and joined OSI Group as an intern for Sheldon Lavin. OSI was in the midst of tremendous growth. The company had recently secured a contract with K&K Foods, which spawned the OSI Asia Pacific Division. The company was spreading rapidly throughout the Pacific Rim. Its influence eventually reached Central and South America. OSI also has a strong presence in Europe and Australia.
David McDonald quickly observed the nature of the company and understood that he would have to embrace change in order to keep up at OSI Group. It is the 58th largest privately owned company in the world according to Forbes Magazine. McDonald credits the organization’s private status as a reason it has been able to make such intricate moves. OSI has remained ahead of the competition. The company is able to invest in situations and people that have potential. OSI can allow these individuals and circumstances to develop without answering to a board of directors. This has allowed OSI Group to bring in the kind of people that want to stay with the company for the duration of their careers.
David McDonald supervised several mergers that has kept OSI on the cutting edge of the food manufacturing industry. The company acquired Tyson Foods, Baho Foods, Flagship Food Group and Turi Foods in efforts to diversify its business model and open up possibilities in new markets.