David McDonald: A Business Leader of Distinction

David McDonald is the COO and president of OSI Group, LLC. Based in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is a worldwide leader in the food supplying industry. They provide value-added meat and other food products, including beef patties, sausage links, pizza, sandwiches, and more. They do this to retail brands and food service outlets globally. Also, they operate in 17 (and counting) countries with over 50 facilities.

McDonald is also the chairman of the North American Meat Institute. He is an OSI Group board of directors member, and he is the director of the OSI International Foods Pty Limited in Australia. He earned a degree from Iowa State University in animal science.

His Past Positions

At OSI Industries, McDonald had a previous position as a project manager. And from December 2008 after the acquisition of the OSI Group operations in Brazil and Europe by Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos until June 2017, he was the independent director.

Article with Fooddrink-magazine.com

A few years ago, McDonald did an article with fooddrink-magazine.com. In mentioning key factors that make an organization successful, he said the following: His company is very well positioned because they have a global network consisting of plants and organizations worldwide. Also, China has been a real focus for various reasons. For one, it continually is the biggest growing consumer market globally. Secondly, this market is growing more affluently.Another key factor for his company’s continual growth is the announcement of their new plant in Geneva, Illinois the previous year. This new plant produces private and brand labeled frozen entrees. They also recently added a large cold storage area and a high capacity production line to their OSI Food Solutions Hungary division in Bábolna. As a result, the production capacity has more than tripled in processing quality chicken products. OSI Group also routinely engages food quality and safety processes with equipment manufacturers, such as x-ray equipment built into machines to detect foreign particles. Additionally, they participate more actively with their agriculture suppliers to monitor the status of the growth of their products.In addition to product development, McDonald stated that providing more to their customers is vital. So, they partner with clients and suppliers to determine what products need to grow their business. And with the changing trends of customers becoming more sophisticated and demanding with food choices, including organic and natural, healthy yet tasty, and affordable versus premium, the partnering process is even more necessary to deliver what consumers want.