From his humble roots growing up on an Iowa farm to his current role as a top executive for one of the world’s largest food processing and distribution company’s, David McDonald has never lost touch with the importance of family. This is an attribute that he has carried with him during his thirty plus year career working for global food giant OSI Group. David McDonald spent his college years in his home state at Iowa State University and earned a degree in animal science. His career in the food business started in 1987 when OSI gave him a project manager position. OSI Group was in a continuous cycle of global expansion and David was charged with the goal of growing the company’s presence in the Asian and Latin American markets. Today David has ascended to the position of President of OSI Group. He is also a sitting member of the company’s Board of Directors.
David McDonald has been spearheading some big expansion moves for OSI Group over the last couple of years. The company has never stopped expanding since its major efforts at global growth began in the 1970s but the last few years have been of particular note. OSI Group has seen big expansion efforts come to fulfilment in Europe, China and Australia over the last decade. David McDonald was beaming with pride at the opening of OSI Group’s recent opening of its tenth Chinese facility, an area that David worked in from very early on in his career with the firm. OSI added two outstanding food operations in Europe to the OSI family in 2016. Dutch operation Baho Food and British operation Flagship Europe were added to the OSI family of brands as they were both outstanding fits for the company and its processing strengths. OSI also made a massive upgrade to its operation in Toledo, Spain in order to ensure that a large boost in chicken production could become possible. Most recently, OSI Group acquired the Australian food company Turi Foods, a move which greatly expands the OSI Group market share in Australia.
On OSI’s home turf in the Chicago area, the company has also recently purchased a food processing operation that was formerly operated under the Tyson banner. It is yet another testament to David McDonald and OSI Group’s constant drive to be able to continue to provide its customers with the legendary OSI Group service.
David McDonald’s OSI Group info: angel.co/david-g-mcdonald