Iowa native, Dave McDonald received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. He began working at OSI Group LLC in 1987 as project manager and is currently president and Chief Operating Officer of the company. OSI provides food products to worldwide foodservice and retail food brands. Under his leadership at OSI Industries, the company has expanded its services to countries such as Latin America and Asia.
McDonald’s past achievements include serving on the Board of Directors of Marfrig Alimentos S/A in Brazil. He is also the past Chairman of the American Meat Institute. Currently, he is serving on the Board of Directors at OSI Industries and several Group companies.
OSI Group recently added Dutch company, Baho Food to its portfolio. Specializing in deli meat, acquiring Baho Food is essential for OSI Group because it allows the company a more secure presence in the European market. McDonald states that by adding Baho Food, OSI has a bigger presence in Europe.
In addition to Baho Food, OSI has also acquired major food manufacturers such as Tyson Foods and Flagstaff Food Group. Tyson Foods is based in Chicago while Flagstaff Food Group is an European company that gives an additional boost to OSI Group overseas. Flagship’s specializes in mayonnaise and others sauces bringing yet another market to the OSI Group. This represents efforts of many that had the confidence and vision to take on a project of this size.
McDonald emphasizes becoming part of the local culture as part of a major marketing structure that he uses. He believes that the company must understand the needs of their customer base. Once OSI Group knows what customers want, then it can deliver. McDonald also puts a strong effort in gaining customer trust as well.
Several projects are on the horizon for OSI, and no one can be more excited than David McDonald. He is committed to provide opportunities to customers that will bring them the highest values for their investments. This will require adjustments and coming up with innovative ideas. David McDonald is definitely ready for the future!
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