Mr. David G. McDonald, popularly known as Dave, is the Chief Operating Officer and President of OSI Group. He also sits on the firm’s Board of Directors. Dave graduated from Lowa State University with a degree in Animal Science. He is also the chairman of North American Meat Institute. From 2008, he has served Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as an Independent Director. Dave is also a Director at OSI International Foods Pty, Australia, confirming his status as a distinguished corporate leader.
OSI Group is a company with global ventures mainly in the supply of value-added protein products to other food companies. The firm has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. They deal with major brands like McDonald’s, Starbucks, Papa John’s and Burger King among others. Their products include sausages, beef patties, pizza, and sandwiches. David McDonald has steered the firm to massive growth and success. The company currently operates more than fifty outlets in more than 17 countries. The business has refined its processing and production units to enable it to provide clients with top-class products and services. What makes OSI Group stand out is its ability to understand the cultures and tastes of different consumers in the variety of countries it has a plant.
OSI Group recently acquired Baho Foods, a top Dutch producer of deli meat, snacks, and other convenience foods. David believes that the acquisition will increase OSI Group’s presence in Europe. With the merger, OSI Group inherits Baho Foods’ production capabilities as well as their customers. Baho Foods has five branches in Netherlands and Germany fully equipped with functional production and processing plants. To ensure a smooth transition and immediate growth, Dave has kept the firm’s Managing Director plus all other managers.
OSI Group has established itself as a giant in China’s food processing industry. The group has been present in China since 1992 when they opened the first food processing plant in Beijing. When Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games, OSI China was contracted to supply more than a hundred tons of beef, pork, chicken, dehydrated onions, and eggs. There were no complaints, and this boosted the public image of the company. OSI Group will soon be the most significant poultry producer in China with almost ten factories.
OSI Group is launching many other plants in other countries. David says the secret to this is continuously developing products according to consumer needs rather than only concentrating on production capacity.