David McDonald is business veteran and the current president of OSI Group, one of the best performing food companies in the world. He also serves as the chief operating officer of the company. David McDonald graduated with a degree in animal science from Iowa State University in 1987. During his years in college, David McDonald was involved in numerous activities and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. His core competencies are in food manufacturing and processing.
David McDonald’s work experience
David McDonald has an extensive work experience and has held various executive positions in different companies. Before joining OSI Group, David McDonald worked as the chairman of North American Meat Institute. It is in this firm that he acquired skills in business administration and corporate governance. David McDonald still serves as on the board of this organization. He also works at Marfrig Global Foods as the director of the company. He took up an active role at this group in 2008 and has continued to lead this business into conquering new markets.
David McDonald’s role at OSI Group
David McDonald’s current involvement with OSI Group has made him one of the most prominent business figures in the food industry. He joined OSI Group after graduating from the university and has spent the last three decades building the company into the conglomerate it has become. David McDonald is also involved in the company’s sustainability endeavors which have seen the company launch projects in Health and Safety, Diversity, Community Involvement, and Environmental Sustainability. He has also led OSI Group into acquiring significant transactions which have expanded the company’s operations. One of these deals includes the acquisition of companies such as Baho Foods, a company expected to grow OSI Group’s presence in Europe.
As the chief operating officer of the company, David McDonald has helped the company expand its frontiers to China. In the last two decades, he has led the company into setting up operations in Beijing and other parts of this country. This move has seen OSI Group grow as the Chinese economy continues to grow. In 2008, the company became the top supplier of meat products during the Olympic Games held in Beijing. This tender earned OSI China a reputation which made them acquire other clients such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Papa John’s. OSI Group goal is to expand its operations worldwide. Early this year, the group announced its plans to launch production plants in Geneva. With the help of other co-workers such as Sheldon Lavin, these plants are expected to start operating soon.