As COO of OSI Group, David McDonald’s strong leadership and impressive track record at an an executive level, has earned OSI praise for eminence and excellence in the food industry.
Over his tenure as COO, David McDonald has helped OSI Group attain key business milestones, and expand successfully into many international markets like China, Europe, and India. OSI Group has received many awards and kudos during McDonald’s long business tenure at OSI. McDonald joined OSI Group thirty years ago as a project manager.
Mr. McDonald has had 30 years of experience and accomplishments in the business food sector on a global scale while at OSI Group. McDonald got his start at OSI Group as a project manager. In 1987, David McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Iowa state University. McDonald serves as the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute. One of David McDonald’s philosophies concerning business success is to be prepared to meet the ever changing needs and tastes of the consumer, because it the key to a company’s business survival.
As a company that is focused on expanding into many different international markets, OSI Group has made great progress in China as a food company. OSI’s partnering with suppliers, customers and important government agencies has led OSI to successfully build ten Chinese facilities through OSI China to handle the bulk of this poultry production.
Under David McDonald’s executive leadership as COO, OSI Group has made some very important acquisitions over the last few years to help strengthen its global position as a American-based food company. In December of 2016, OSI group purchased Flagship Europe, a subsidiary of the Flagship Food Group that is currently headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Flagship Europe is a UK-based foodservice company with a portfolio that includes frozen poultry, sous vide products, pies, mayonnaise, sauces, and dressings. David McDonald noted that the addition of Flagship Europe to OSI Group’s portfolio of companies would provide a greater presence in Europe for his company. McDonald also noted that Flagship Europe’s portfolio of products and brands, which are relatable to OSI Group’s business niche, would help complement OSI’s current strengths. It would also broaden OSI’s capability to address the customer’s needs.
Founded in 1909, Otto & Sons, Inc., a family owned meat company based in Chicago, grew into a billion dollar company called OSI Group. OSI is a privately held company located in Aurora, Illinois.