OSI has curved itself a niche as a leading global brand in supply of processed protein items for retail and restaurants. Steered by the leadership of long-serving David McDonald, the company has seen tremendous growth. A testament to this is its expansive network covering 17 countries with 50 branches to its name. Below are facts about its President cum COO.
Education and Work
In 1987, ‘Dave’ graduated with a BSc in Animal Science from the Iowa State University. The ISU alumnus has held various positions in the corporate world. Currently he doubles up as the President and Chief Operating Officer at OSI Group. Also at OSI, Dave is the Director of OSI International Foods Pty Limited Australia.
Besides OSI, he is the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute. Previously, David held the Project Manager’s position at OSI and served as an independent director at Mafrig Global Foods S.A.
David’s Input at OSI Group
David McDonald OSI Group has played a crucial role in the company’s growth. Under David, they branched out to China. OSI has been able to expand their production scale in huge consumption markets like India and China while expanding in emerging ones like Poland and Hungary. Rolled out a management blueprint for its multicultural global portfolio that need localized solutions to ensure success.
Under the ISU alumnus, OSI was able to supply over 113 metric tons of processed meat products during the 2008 Olympics to McDonalds, Burger King, Papa Johns and Starbucks just to mention. Under his stewardship, OSI has partnered with Chinese firms to create DaOSI while opening new branches in China making it the leading supplier of poultry in China.
On the Acquisition of Baho Food
Baho Food is a Dutch food processing and supply leader with plants in both Netherlands and Germany. The European leader owns 5 other subsidiaries serving 18 countries in Europe with a name curved since the 50s. In his words, Baho will give OSI a broader presence in Europe. He further added that the complementary and synonymous nature of activities will improve the capacity levels while better cater for the unending needs of its global customers.