Contribution of David McDonald to the Success of OSI Group

Mr. David McDonald kicked-off his career at OSI Group in the late 1980s after graduating with a degree in animal science from Iowa State University. He held various positions including Project Manage, Chief Operating Officer, and currently serving as the company’s President. Under his leadership, OSI Group has achieved tremendous growth, becoming one of the leading food companies in the world. The company specializes in the supply of value-added protein food items like beef patties and sausage links. It is headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, but operates over 50 other facilities in 17 countries.

Acquisition of Baho Food

In third quarter of 2016, OSI Group completed the acquisition of Baho Food, a Dutch based food manufacturer specializing in deli meats, snacks and convenience foods. According to David McDonald, the acquisition of Baho Food was a strategy of expanding OSI Group’s presence in the European market. Baho Food had five affiliates in Netherlands and Germany that served customers in eighteen European nations. The top executive team of Baho Food retained their position, and was expected to work together with OSI’s executive team so that they can develop an effective growth strategy for the combined entities.

David’s Leadership Role at OSI Group

Mr. McDonald is one of the top executives at OSI Group responsible for strategic setting at the company. He has played critical role of ensuring there is effective coordination between domestic operations and the logistic team responsible for global operations. The strategy has helped the company balance between the domestic market needs and global trends. Mr. McDonald believes the expansion plans under implementation will favor the company as new operations would be launched in the near future.

The excellent performance of OSI Group is attributed to the top executive team, including David McDonald. Besides serving at OSI Group, McDonald is the chairperson of North American Meat Institute. Since 2008, he has also served as Marfrig Global Foods S.A.’s Independent Director. He is an active supporter of Alpha Gamma Rho, an initiative that provides scholarship funds. He has also ensured that OSI Group is offering internship programs to graduates in different professionals.

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