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David McDonald also was known as Dave, is the current president of the OSI Group, LLC. He is also the Chief Operating Officer at OSI Industries Limited. He was born and raised on a farm in northeast Iowa in 1964. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1987. He received the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award and a Bachelor’s degree in animal science. McDonald is married to Malinda. The two have six children and live in Warrenville, III. Their two first children are students of the Iowa State University.
His career with OSI Industries began after he graduated. He has ever since worked his way up to become the President and Chief Operating Officer as mentioned above. Among the positions, he held to include the Project Manager of ISO industries. He has been the President of OSI Group, LLC for thirty years.
He has always been concerned with using resources to better Iowa State. He is very active in matters of Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. In the year 2011, David visited OSI facilities in China for a group of students. One of the students he visited that day is currently employed by the company.
McDonald charitably supports his fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho. He does this mainly through scholarship financing. When the Iowa State’s AGR house was being built, McDonald was one of the first to step up in funding. He also was involved in the naming of the Marvin J. Walter- AGR Fraternity Arena in the new Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center.
Apart from the participation in the well-being projects of Iowa State, McDonald makes time for the St. Michael Parish in Wheaton, III. He also obliges in serving as chairman of the board of directors for American Meat Institute. He is an independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A.
During an interview with the CEOCFO Magazine, McDonald was asked of his plans in regards to change happening in the world. In response, he agrees that there is change and that denying it is futile. He says that adapting to change is the only solution so that there is assurance of the future for the company. He explains that in the company they adapt to change quickly and ensure that they deliver the customers’ desires. This is one of the strategies he is using to sustain the company.
About David McDonald : www.provisioneronline.com/articles/98606-qa-with-dave-mcdonald-president-coo-osi-group