David McDonald’s Recipe for Success

David McDonald is currently the President and COO (Chief Operating Officer) of OSI Group LLC. He was also a Project Manager for the company as well. He is currently also on the Board of Directors for OSI. He also currently serves as Director of OSI International Foods. Mr. McDonald is also the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute. David McDonald received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University.

David McDonald did and interview with “Food and Wine International” in 2013. He states that the success of his company, OSI Group, as a global company is that they have people from their organization placed all over the world. With people at the local level, the company is very attuned to the needs of local markets. It is having global influence with local effectiveness.

OSI group is based Aurora, IL. The company provides high quality protein foods such as beef patties and sausage. OSI Group also supplies other food items like pizza and sandwiches. They operate 50 facilities in 17 different countries. They place a lot of focus on their growth in China. Over the past 20 years they have seem tremendous growth there, alongside China’s economic growth.

The OSI Groups has future plans to expand its global reach even further. They recently announced plans to create 7 new facilities around the world. They recently started construction on a new beef processing facility in Poland. The company is also working on a new frozen food plant in India. Many more similar projects are also in the works in the U.S. This includes facilities in Geneva and Milliard Illinois. McDonald stated that there is an energy within the company for growth. Another part of the company’s success is engaging with the customers about what their food need are.

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