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David McDonald: A Main Genius Behind OSI Group’s Massive Success

     David McDonald is the president and chief operating officer of OSI Industries, aka OSI Group, LLC, and he has been with the company since 1987. OSI Industries is a privately owned food processing company that operates worldwide. Their products consist of bacon, hot dogs, pork, fish, pizza, poultry, meat patties, vegetables, and dough products.

The OSI Group began in the early 1900s in Chicago, Illinois, and now they have offices and offer services throughout the globe. Their headquarters is located in Aurora, Illinois- a suburb outside of Chicago. They serve mainly all the major fast food organizations.

Their grand expansion is due to the leadership talent of David McDonald especially when he took over. In his leadership, he aimed towards the upgrade of current technology and the improvement of all the manufacturing units’ sustainability. McDonald oversees the whole operation that facilitated into the company’s international territories. He used an approach to act local but think global which also greatly contributed to the growth in international locations. And with him understanding the country’s culture, he was able to build the business accordingly for profound success within those countries.

His Other and Previous Roles

McDonald also holds the following positions: Chairman for North American Meat Institute, member of the board of executives for OSI Group, and a director of OSI International Foods Pty Limited in Australia. And since December 2008, he has been serving as an independent director for Marfrig Global Foods S.A. after OSI Group operations within Brazil and Europe were acquired by Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos.

His Education

And as far as his education, McDonald holds a bachelor of science degree from the Iowa State University in animal science. He attended this university from 1983 to his graduation in 1987, and he is part of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.

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