OSI Group, one of the largest food producers in the world has risen to fame because of leadership it has. David McDonald is a dedicated Chief Operating Officer of the company. He started working for the company in the past three decades when he was hired as a project manager. OSI Group which have a history that goes back to 1909 when it was started as a butcher shop by a German immigrant is one of the beautiful stories of success in the food industry. The business from the beginning dealt with the supply of meat products. It growth gained momentum in the 1950s when the McDonalds franchise was started, and the firm hired to supply hamburgers. OSI Group was known as Otto & Sons before 1975.
It was operating as a family business and hence the name. After the deal with the McDonald’s, growth was rapid, and by the end of the millennium, OSI Group had substantial control of the global food production business. Currently, OSI Group is in 17 countries, has employed over 20,000 employees and has opened 65 production plants. David McDonald has been part of the growth that has been recorded in recent decades. He has played a significant role in helping the CEO of the company Sheldon Lavin achieve the goals that the company has of being the leading food producer in the world.
David McDonald has been leading the international expansion of the business. He has seen significant developments and acquisitions in the past two years. The company has developed various food plants to meet the enormous demand for its products. A good example is the OSI Food Solutions plant in Toledo, Spain which has doubled its production of chicken products. There have been acquisitions of food companies in Europe such as Baho Foods and Flagship Europe.
About David McDonald
David McDonald is a graduate of the Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science. As the current president and COO of the OSI Group, he plays a significant role in community projects, especially those which involve supporting his alma mater. In 2014, he was recognized through the Emerging Philanthropist Award given by the Iowa State University.