David McDonald is the COO (Chief Operating Officer), as well as President of the OSI Group, LLC. He has been with the company for more than 28 years. The company has always been on track to grow and prosper due to is entrepreneurial spirit and that is an element that McDonald has always supported and encouraged. Growth is driven by the company’s desire to be the global food provider and provide clients with the best product to help them achieve their own successful goals.
McDonald is proud to lead a team with the “can do” spirit and their ability to go above and beyond to meet clients expectations, as well as their needs. It takes creative and out of the box solutions to meet those needs and David McDonald inspires his team to strive for that level. Part of the success path for OSI is their long term strategy. When they work with a client they build a relationship for the long term rather than working towards one goal at a time. Building a relationship with a client is like building a business. The game plan might be different, but the same basic principles apply and McDonald understands this.
David McDonald’s educational background includes earning a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University located in Ames, Iowa. He is the past chairman of the North American Meat Institute, as well as a current member of the board of directors. As a young boy, McDonald had an interest in the agricultural industry. He spent many years working on a farm and his desire was to improve the operational methods for farms.
Following his college career, McDonald joined the team at OSI. Through hard work, passion for his job and determination to succeed, McDonald rose through the ranks of the company to become its present day leader. His outstanding leadership has garnered him the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. He has earned the respect of his peers, as well as colleagues throughout the industry.
David McDonald has been one of the guiding forces behind OSI growth. The company has acquired Baho Foods, as well as the former Tyson Plant in Chicago. Baho Foods compliments OSI’s products greatly and gives both companies a bit more leverage with customers throughout the world. The acquisition strategy gives the company the ability to grow in a more global direction. By expanding several facilities located worldwide, Davis McDonald has created more visibility for OSI.