As an ambitious man growing up in the farm fields of Iowa, the current COO and president of OSI Group, David McDonald, started developing a liking for everything that involved agriculture. His time in the farms served him right; his love and passion for agriculture grew day by day, and he swore to one day make an impact in the sector. All these time, his parents were keenly watching, and although they were not as rich, they at least ensured he got a quality education. He is an animal science expert having graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Iowa State University.
After graduating from college with a degree and a Wallace E. Baron Outstanding Senior Award, David McDonald was among the lucky ones as he immediately joined OSI industries. Though he started out in junior positions, David excelled in everything he touched. The hard work, integrity, and commitment started paying off as he began to rise through the leadership ranks. Today, David is the president as well as the chief operating office in one of America’s biggest conglomerates and earns a spot in the most revered executives in the meat sector.
OSI Group is one of the globes leading distributors and suppliers value-added products including sausage links, sandwiches, pizza, and beef patties. The global conglomerate operates in more than 17 countries around the world and runs over 50 operational plants including eight which are active in China. David McDonald believes that OSI Group has the potential and capabilities of overtaking other companies and becoming the dominant processor and distributor of poultry products in China and the Asian continent as a whole.
Other than the global operations in China and other parts, David McDonald has seen OSI invest in other several projects. Back in 2012, David played a critical role in the expansion of the beef processing plant in Poland, and construction of an ultra-modern processing factory in India. He also oversaw the opening of a modern feed mill in Shandong province, China, which has the capability of processing over 600,000 metric tons of feed annually.
David McDonald has grand plans for OSI Group, and this is shown by the recent acquisitions the company is making. The purchase of Flagship Europe, a significant player in Europe’s meat market, and Baho Foods, a supplier of convenient foods, deli meats, and snacks based in the Netherlands shows how he is committed to conquering the European market. He believes that the two acquisitions will significantly complement the existing product catalog.
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