Mr. David McDonald the president and CEO of OSI Group, LLC graduated in 1987 with animal science bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. He joined OSI Industries in Chicago upon graduating, and through hard work and integrity, he successfully built his professional career until he became the president of OSI Group. Mr.McDonald serves as the North American Meat Institute chairman and Director, OSI International Foods Pty Limited in Australia. He also served as an independent director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A since 2008 after MarfrigFrigorificos e Comércio de Alimentos acquired the OSI Group operations in Europe and Brazil’s plant. The distinguished corporate leader is also the founder of Alpha Gamma Rho that provides scholarship funding to needy students.
His interest in utilizing resources and impact Iowa State makes him an active agricultural entrepreneur. He is an excellent supporter of internship programs based on equipping learners with practical skills. He organized and supported Iowa students visit at OSI facilities in China.
Improving OSI Group Sustainability
With its Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is an international conglomerate that supplies sausage links, sandwiches, pizza and beef patties, which are value-added protein products. This international company operates more than 50 facilities in 17 countries. Through the expertise of David, OSI is currently employing its global – efficiency and local solution strategy to expand operations in China. The commitment to continue offering excellent products to its customers and grow OSI Group saw the development of the production and processing departments; transforming to David’s believe that provision of more products and services to consumers is not only tied to the production capacity but also product development. Mr. McDonald ensured each regional office management team has a clear understanding of the cultures and tastes of the local consumers. Through his adequate knowledge in government rules, consumer liking, cultural nuisance and talent pool, the firm has continuously provided world-class products and services.
Acquisition of Baho Food
McDonald strategy to extend Europe market resulted in the acquisition of Baho Food in 2016. He was overwhelmed by this significant investment and accepted the intentions of OSI Group to expand to Europe as it grows the demand for the OSI’s existing products. Baho Food enterprise manufactures and distributes meat and other products to retail and food businesses in 18 European nations.
David McDonald Achievements
Mr. McDonald was awarded the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award, for his exceptional Leadership and outstanding achievements. In 2004 he too was awarded the ISU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award for his rewarding relationship with Alumni Association.