David McDonald is the current president, the chief operating officer of OSI Group LLC. He also sits in the firm’s board of directors. He serves as the chairman of the North America Meat Institute.
In 2018, he became an independent director for the Marfrig Global food S.A after the company acquired OSI plants in Brazil and Europe. He joined the group in 1991 after graduating from the Lowa state university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science as a project manager.
OSI group is among the largest supplier of value-added protein products to leading food company such as Starbucks, Burger King, Yum and Papa John’s. He works closely with the logistics team to ensure that OSI keeps up with dynamics of the international food industry.
His role of engaging government agencies, local suppliers and marketers globally allow OSI group to establish the significant presence in whatever regions they have substantial operations.
David McDonald has served in OSI group for about three decades and has been part and parcel of enabling it to enter new markets especially China in this state.
Through his leadership, the firm has been able to set up ten operational factories in China (despite technical issues and challenges with infrastructure) working towards the end goal of being the largest producer of poultry products in China. Forming a Joined partnership called DaOSI with DOYOO GROUP was vital making tremendous strides of poultry production in the Chinese market.
To keep up with global market trends, Osi acquired Dutch Food Company Baho food in 2016 which had a specialty in deli meat and other processed food. This acquisition according to David McDonald, played a significant role in increasing OSI product demand through complementing already existing products made by OSI group.
He played a considerable role here by ensuring there were harmonious interaction and coordination between the local operation and the company’s global logistics operations thus enabling them, have a significant grasp on the European market.
Osi acquired Tyson foods located in Chicago and was at the verge of collapsing for $7.4 million in June 2016. In the same year, Osi also earned Flagship Europe which deals in frozen poultry, pies, and condiments hence enabling flagship to take advantage of new opportunities in the European Market.
David McDonald alludes to the aim of acquisition is to ensure OSI is diversified in its services thus appealing to domestic and foreign consumers; as well as superseding their expectation.
He has acquired prestigious awards such as the Wallace E.Barron outstanding senior award due to his contributions, remarkable achievements, and leadership in his career.