Beginning as a simple love for animals while growing up on his family’s farm, David McDonald is now currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of the OSI Group, an international leader in providing value-added protein items, such as sausage links, hot dogs and hamburger patties. With his passion for animals so dear to heart, McDonald chose to major and obtain a degree in animal science from Iowa State University and then began his career venture with OSI Group in 1991.
Working his way up from a ground level project manager to the current President and COO, David McDonald has successfully led OSI Group to a profiting and international phenomenon.
David McDonald holds high hopes and standards for what the future holds for the company and strives to provide high quality services for the local and international clients it serves. Expansion is a major part of a company such as OSI Group and they recently bought Baho Foods, a Dutch company focused in deli meat selections and the processing of other food items. The addition of this company helped to solidify OSI Group’s presence in the European sector: this in addition to their ever growing presence in China. In an interview with Inspirery, McDonald discussed his enjoyment over the newest facility that was launched in China and described OSI Group’s international successfulness as simply becoming part of the local culture and understanding the needs of that community. While with OSI Group, David McDonald has also assisted in obtaining ten other Chinese factories that specialize in poultry productions.
Credited with a major profit rise since his tenure, David McDonald holds the standards for quality at an extremely high bar. This standard of quality is what helps the company gain and maintain it’s client base companies. With McDonald’s assistance OSI Group will continue to expand and positively impact more and more of the international food providers market with their high quality products and driven dedication for food safety.