As COO and President with world-famous food processing and distribution firm OSI Group, David McDonald holds one of the most prestigious and high profile positions in the worldwide food business. The Iowa native has been a member of the team with the global food company since 1987. This was shortly after his completion of studies at Iowa State University. It was at Iowa State that David McDonald earned his Bachelor’s Degree. He earned his degree in the field of animal science. With diploma in hand, he set out with an entrepreneurial spirit looking for work and soon landed a position as a project manager with OSI Group. All of these years later, David is still going strong at OSI and he has been a major player behind many of the company’s biggest moves since he first joined the team. A true example of rising through the ranks, David is a truly fascninating story about the benefit of hard work.
During David’s tenure with OSI Group, and for some time before he joined the firm, there has been a huge emphasis placed on the concept of growth. To accomplish this growth, there has also been a huge emphasis placed on the concept of strategic acquisitions and mergers. OSI also has a long-standing commitment to customer service and satisfaction. This comes from the company’s early roots as a family-owned business and David McDonald asserts that this culture is still alive and well with OSI, along with a commitment to a family oriented culture in the workplace. The team members of OSI Group are encouraged by top executives such as David McDonald to be creative in the area of devising solutions for the firm’s large customer base that stretches across seventeen of the world’s countries. OSI plans to continue to expand in coming years and part of this expansion will be doing more of what the company has always done. David McDonald believes that commitment to service and commitment to innovation have helped drive the company’s fortunes. Both of these elements will continue to help make OSI on of American’s top food companies and a world leader in the industry.
Recent expansions are proof that OSI is still a growing company with the ambition to continually bring new options to the company’s customers. One of the recent expansions the company took part in was the purchase of the Netherland based Baho Food. The acquisition of this great food wholesale firm is a huge boost to OSI in Europe. David has emphasized that Baho Food is a really great fit for what OSI already does and the company’s portfolio fits with OSI’s perfectly.