David G. McDonald is the Chief Operating Officer, President, and a Board Member of the privately held food processing company OSI Group, LLC. David G. McDonald first joined the company in 1987 after graduating from Iowa State University with his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Over the course of his career, he has steadily worked his way up the ladder into the position he is now in. He is also an Independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A., a position he has held since 2008. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the Board for the North American Meat Institute.
OSI Group provides processed food products to restaurants around the globe, as well as processing food that is sold by grocery stores under their private label brands. While the company initially processed meat only, today it also processes seafood, vegetables, fruits, and other products such as condiments, pizzas, dressings, and sandwich fillings.
When OSI Group recently acquired two European food processing companies, Baho Foods in the Netherlands and Flagship Europe in the UK, David McDonald issued press releases about the purchases. He said that both companies portfolio of products meshed very well with what OSI Group provides and will strengthen their sales throughout Europe.
As different countries have different food regulations, laws, culture, and other issues, running a global company can be very difficult. Addressing these issues, David McDonald has said that his company competes very well because they have operations and facilities throughout the world. He elaborated by saying that while the company is global each facility has a local management team that has the knowledge to operate in the country they’re in. He’s also said that China is one of their biggest focuses due to it quickly becoming the largest consumer market in the world. In recent years he said that OSI Group has opened up new food processing facilities in China in order to meet additional demand from both restaurants and grocery stores in the country. The company also supplied the food that was served at the 2008 Beijing Olympics which included 113 tons of processed food and more information click here.
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