OSI Group is an international food company that runs more like a local company. David McDonald is the company’s president and chief operating officer, and he has been helping OSI to expand on a continuous basis for the last 30 years. The company runs an international network with members of its leadership team strategically positioned in its many facilities that exist all around the globe. Altogether, the company has over 65 facilities with more than 20,000 employees working to please customers.
David McDonald has been proud to admit that OSI Group is loaded with management teams who understand the local cultures and desires of the people it serves. The company runs its headquarters out of Aurora, Illinois, and it has more than one plant in the state. It offers a variety of food items to its varied customer base including sausage links, chicken products, beef patties, sandwiches, and more. OSI has been focusing a lot of its expansion efforts in Europe, and it recently purchased Baho Foods. McDonald was happy with the purchase and commented that the company will be able to complement what OSI is already offering in Europe. See also on Forbes.
David McDonald went to work with OSI Group after earning his undergraduate degree in animal science from the Iowa State University. He grew up on a farm in the “Hawkeye State,” which allowed him to gain a close understanding of where food originally comes from. McDonald has been a large part of supporting OSI’s more recent sustainability efforts and recently commented that it would be futile to continue to deny changes that are taking place on the planet. He feels that his company’s ability to adapt to changing conditions in the food industry has continued to allow it to be as competitive as it is.
David McDonald supported a recent move by OSI Group to open up a pair of culinary innovation centers. His company also decided to open up a research and development center in Aurora, Illinois about a half decade ago. These new additions to the company are in operation in order to help create the kinds of foods that customers in specific locales are asking for. McDonald commented that the facilities give OSI new ways of using consumer insights to create solutions that will be cost-effective. He was also happy when OSI Riverside, California was awarded with the California Green Business certification a few years back due to its focus on improving its wastewater management system. Related: https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/david-mcdonald-iowa-farm-global-leadership-position