Mr. David G. McDonald currently works at the OSI Group- a privately held global food processor as both the president and the Chief Operating Officer. The businessman took his education at the Lowa State University between 1983 and 1987 pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animal science. While at the school, he received the Wallace E. Barron Senior Award for his hard work. Upon graduation, he kicked off his involvement with the OSI Group and worked his way up the corporate ladder. Dave has occupied the positions of the Project Manager of the OSI Industries, Chairman of North America Meat Institute and as the independent Director of the Marfig Global Foods S.A. Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors at the OSI Group and as the director of the OSI International Foods based in Australia.
David McDonald has made great contributions towards the accomplishment of the company. In each position that he has held in the past, he worked diligently and with utmost dedication. It was these efforts that made him get the appointment as the chairman. As the president, he has enabled the company to keep up with the global trends by organizing the implementation of the close coordination between the global logistics teams and local operations. Dave has also helped the OSI Group acquire more subsidiaries such as Baho Foods on August 2016. This and other contributions have seen the company grow.
The OSI group, which has its headquarters in Aurora, has risen to become one of the largest suppliers of value-added protein items such as beef patties and sausage links. The company owns about 50 facilities in 17 counties. They are currently working to increase their presence in China, where they have already operated since the 1990’s. They are in control of eight factories and are working on constructing two more. The President admits that China, for them, is a real focus.
The President of the company prides in that the company is positioned within a wide global network. This is important because it gives the company a scale in size. However, the OSI Group has local management teams, which are very understanding and sensitive to the local cultures and tastes. This is with the understanding that how a company is run is dictated by those two factors as well as the government regulations and policies. Understanding such policies is very valuable to Dave because it ensures the company follows the law.