At age 52, David McDonald has achieved what most executives achieve in a lifetime. As the current president of OSI Industries and the chairman of the North American Meat Institute, Dave has earned a reputation as both a leader and a global manager. His company OSI group played a crucial role in making the 2008 Beijing Olympics a success. Through its subsidiary, OSI China, It supplied 113 tons of food products during the games. The food products ranged from chicken, pork, dehydrated onion, and eggs. The OSI group earned a reputation during the event for there were no any complaints about the quality or safety of foods it supplied during the event. The OSI group has become the preferred supplier for renowned fast food restaurant companies, including Mc-Donalds, Papa John’s Burger King, and Subway.
Dave is a holder of a bachelor’s degree in the animal health field from the University of Iowa. After his graduation from the institution in the year 1987, he immediately joined the OSI group. He managed to rise to the current position of a president due to his exceptional leadership and management skills. As the leader of OSI, he is a member of its board of director. He also serves as a director of OSI International Foods Australia and Marfrig Global Foods S.A. His leadership skills and experience earned him a slot as the chairman of the North America Meat Institute. Dave has spearheaded numerous successful OSI group projects, including the supply deal during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
David McDonald OSI Group has helped the OSI Group to enhance its sustainability in a variety of ways. In his 30 years of service to the Group, Dave has always had continuous improvement as his guiding principle. He has shown a lot of commitment to ensuring that OSI conducts business responsibly and sustainability. His main areas of focus have been food quality, safety, and animal welfare. Dave has put these three elements at the forefront of the company’s strategy. This is the reason the company has virtually no history of food safety issues.
Of late, Dave has also put a lot of emphasis in ensuring that the company increases its presence globally. In the year 2016, the OSI group bought Baho foods as a way of broadening its presence in Europe. Dave said that adding Baho foods to its business does not only increase its presence in Europe but also adds to its products portfolio. The acquisition is a major boost to OSI group’s efforts to meet the evolving needs of its customers.
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