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How David McDonald is Making a Difference in the Food Industry

David McDonald, a resident of Iowa successful career journey, started after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science. North American Meat Institute is where McDonald landed first job and quickly raised through the ranks to become the chairman. While holding this position, he got an opportunity to join the OSI group as a project manager. Over the years he quickly climbed to the top and is currently the president of the company. Under his leadership, OSI has been able to break barriers and expand its operation all over the world. Customer satisfaction has been the top priority for OSI, and this has been achieved by availing custom value-added food products to different clients around the globe.

Expanding scale of operation is the goal for any company, and for the 30 years David McDonald has been with OSI, growth has been the top priority. The global status that the company holds has been attained through the continuous market research to ensure nothing gets them by surprise. The markets which clients operate are diverse and ever-changing. Therefore, having information and close study of different trends in the market has enabled OSI to be a step ahead of their competitors. Working closely with clients is also a strategy McDonald use to ensure they earn their trust. Furthermore, they are engaged in the day-to-day operation of their client all over the world which is made possible by their vast number of employees.

Baho Foods is a Dutch-based company that deals with deli meat and other processed food. OSI purchased it under David McDonald tenure. This move to acquire the company was to enable OSI to improve and expand its scale of operation in the European market. Asia is known to have countries with large populations, to take advantage of this, McDonald established 10 Chinese facilities that deal with poultry.

OSI group also acquired Flagship Europe which was a subsidiary of Flagship Food Group. This move improved their dominance in the Europe market through provision of different products like sous vide products, poultry and mayonnaise. In the US, OSI acquired Tyson Foods which is a Chicago-based company and this expanded their dominance in the local markets. The move to retain the workforce of the company acquired by OSI ensured a smooth transition and is an ethical move since the employees maintain their jobs.

David McDonald is a philanthropist and is involved with various projects in the community like helping young graduates become David McDonald is a successful entrepreneurs. He also gives opportunities for internships and monetary support to Alpha Gamma Rho society which offer scholarships to Iowa State University students.