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David McDonald’s Contributions to the Growth of OSI Group

As a young man coming of age in the farm fields of Iowa, David McDonald, the current president of OSI Group started developing an interest in matters agriculture. As he continued to work, his love for agriculture grew stronger and with it came the aspiration to one day improve operations in the sector. His parents noticed his passion and even though they were not as wealthy ensured he got a decent education. David McDonald is an alumnus of Iowa State University from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science.

After finishing his course and graduating, David McDonald was lucky to get an employment opportunity at OSI Industries. Through integrity, hard work, and commitment, David has come up through the leadership ranks of the conglomerate to finally becoming its president and chief operating officer. His extraordinary achievements and exceptional guidance in the corporate giant has seen him earn the Wallace E. Baron Outstanding Senior Award. David is among the most respected personalities in the meat industry.

OSI Group is among the world’s top suppliers and distributors of value-added protein products such as sandwiches, beef patties, sausage links, and pizza. The corporation has more than 50 operational plants in over 17 nations including in China where OSI operates eight processing plants. According to David McDonald, OSI Group has the potential of becoming the leading processor and supplier of poultry meat in China as well as in Asia.

Apart from the corporates endeavors in China, David McDonald has over the years led the corporation in many other profitable projects. In 2012, David led the company in major significant projects including opening top-class feed mill, expanding the beef processing factory in Poland, and constructing a new processing facility in India. The modern feed mill is in Shandong province and now processes over 600,000 metric tons per year.

In its plans to take over the European market, OSI Group purchased Baho Foods, a renowned manufacturer of deli meats, convenience foods, and snacks based in the Netherlands. David McDonald believes that the acquisition is of great value as it complements the already existing product portfolio of OSI Group.

Apart from his work at OSI Group, David McDonald is an avid humanitarian and philanthropists. At his Alma Mater, he frequently donates to his fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho. He was among the first people to give funds towards building the Iowa State AGR house. David is an active member of the St. Michael parish and is the board chairman of the American Meat Institute.

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