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David McDonald Began Pursuing A Career In The Food Industry

David McDonald is probably most known around circles in the food industry. He is a former Chairman of the North American Meat Institute and current COO and President of OSI Group. When he first joined OSI 30 years ago he was hired as a project manager. He quickly worked his way up the company ladder to a leadership position.

It would be hard to make a list consisting of prominent companies in the food industry without mentioning OSI Group. It has been a trendsetter in the industry for numerous years. Today it is a global food provider with facilities located in multiple countries. Though McDonald wasn’t with the company in the very beginning he played an integral role in its success and growth. David McDonald is largely responsible for making sure operations runs smoothly despite and ever changing international market. This puts pressure on the company’s logistics team but it is more than capable to meet the challenge. David makes sure the team is made up of skilled and hard working individuals.

OSI Group is known for its acquisitions of companies. Recently, it purchased Baho Foods, a dutch meat processing company. David was excited about the acquisition as he knew it would increase OSI’s presence in the European market. OSI Group acquires Flagship Europe.

OSI has also expanded its reach throughout China with 10 functional facilities in the country. Despite OSI’s many accomplishments it remains ambitious and steers clear of complacency. The company has remained true to its vision of being the premiere food provider on the planet.

About David McDonald

David McDonald began pursuing a career in the food industry soon after graduating from college. He attended Iowa State and University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. David is also very interested in agriculture. He is active in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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