Born and raised on a farm in Northeast Iowa, David McDonald received his higher education from Iowa State University. Soon after graduating from college with his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science he began his career in the food industry. For as long as he can remember he has been interested in the subjects of biology and agriculture. This is probably due to his upbringing.
The first position he took up in his career was Chairman of the North American Meat Institute, before departing to join OSI Group as a project manager. OSI was a perfect fit for McDonald as he’s always shared the vision of the company. He also really values that the company is private, which allows it to remain flexible with its solutions. A dedicated and committed hard worker before long he found himself as the COO and president of the company.
OSI Group is unequivocal pioneer in the the food industry. It has had a major influence on modern food processing. It is one of the foremost global food providers that prides itself on delivering high quality products and services to its clients. David McDonald has been with the company for 30 years and has been an important proponent in its spectacular arc of growth since the turn of the millennium. Because OSI is a global corporation it requires a lot of attention and maintenance. Therefore, much is demanded of McDonald and the company’s logistics team so it remains in step with the constantly evolving international market. It is also vital that the group have a good relationship with local marketers so that customers’ needs are met without any trouble.
OSI Group’s latest endeavor consists of the acquisition of Baho Foods, a manufacturer of convenience foods, deli meats and snacks in the Netherlands. The Dutch company will help OSI gain more of a foothold in Europe.