David McDonald has gone from a farm in Iowa to become president and chief operating officer of the OSI Group, one of the world’s leading food processing and distribution company. Growing up on the farm, McDonald developed an interest in biology and agriculture. By the time he graduated from Iowa State University in 1987, David McDonald had turned his interest in biology into a degree in animal science. That same year, the OSI Group hired him as a project manager. Over the next 30 years, David McDonald would use his diverse skillset to work his way to the top.
With the help of David McDonald, the OSI Group has enjoyed tremendous growth. It’s now one of the food industry’s premier companies and is known for delivering some of the best products and services for its customers. McDonald has been responsible for skillfully handling the logistics involved in navigating the constantly evolving global food services market. His unique ability to work with customers, distributors and government agencies with ease sets him apart and makes him increasingly important to the company’s expansion plans.
With David McDonald playing a prominent role, the OSI Group went on to establish a significant presence in China. McDonald helped the company to build 10 poultry processing facilities in the country and become the country’s biggest poultry producer. McDonald also played a major role in the OSI Group’s acquisition of the Dutch company Baho Foods. Adding this company which specializes in processing deli meats and a range of other foods improved the company’s presence of the European market. The company also added Flagship Europe. Together they gave the OSI Group a customer base in about 20 European countries.
David McDonald’s talent, knowledge, passion, work ethic and diverse skillset has helped this proud ISU graduate to succeed. His ability to help his staff to develop unique foods specially created to suit the taste of customers from a wide range of cultures has proven he’s a force to be reckoned with in the global food processing, production and distribution industry. David McDonald is an inspiration to other people from small towns with a dream and a passion to make a difference.
David McDonald has been instrumental in helping the OSI Group establish profitable, dynamic partnerships and solid relationships. They are the manifestation of his vision and his mission to meet and exceed the needs of customers all around the world.
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