David McDonald is from in Chicago, Illinois and is the President and CEO of OSI Group. He was born in Iowa and raised on a farm. He went to Iowa State University. There he received his Animal Science degree. He joined the company in the late 80s as an intern for Sheldon Lavin. He grew with the company and learned the technical aspects along with the partnerships. Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos gained the OSI operations in Brazil and Europe. In December 2008, he became an Independent Director of Marfrig Global Foods S.A. He is also on the OSI International Foods board in Australia. For more information about David McDonald, view his Crunchbase profile
David McDonald was not there at the start of the company, but he has been with them for over thirty years. In the late 80s, the company had an appetite for growth and today is no different. OSI Group’s goal is to be the Premier Global Food Provider of the top companies. He feels that to meet the needs of their customers and clients; the company has to come up with creative solutions. Being a private company allows them the ability to think long term. They have the patience, flexibility and transparency that over time builds up trust with their relationships.
In the beginning, OSI Group grew fast because of their partnerships. They knew the industry and had business relationships in place. Now that the company has so many employees and facilities worldwide, they have had to change things up. David McDonald and the other executives have come together to govern themselves during strategic decisions that affect the company globally. They still agree that their management teams should handle the day-to-day operations and keep in close contact with the customers.
David McDonald continues to ensure that the high standards of the OSI Group are protected. The company thinks of all employees and customers as a family. The company only delivers quality food you would not be embarrassed to serve to your family. Providing food is a big responsibility and it is not taken lightly. The thing that gives them an advantage over the competition is their ability to change quickly. Ignoring change stunts growth. The needs of the customers change and different cultures want different things. People now care about where their animals come from and how they are raised. By using better ingredients and processes they can go beyond adapting and create better new solutions. Website: http://officialdavidmcdonald.com/