David McDonald is the sitting president and chief operating officer at OSI Group. He has been in the company for over three decades and has enhanced tremendous development since he joined. McDonald has served the company in various positions including serving as the project manager. He studied at Iowa State University and achieved his degree in animal science.
Since David McDonald joined the OSI Group, he has played a significant role in improving the sustainability of the company. McDonald has always embraced technology and innovation by adapting to change and technology the future of the company is guaranteed. McDonald believes that embracing change also makes them competitive in the food industries. In some cases, the company goes ahead and creates new unique technology and solutions to satisfy the client’s needs according to different cultures and times.
McDonald also encourages the spirit innovation and entrepreneurship across all the 65 facilities owned by OSI Group by empowering the local management to run things in their facilities. This is because the management of each facility tends to understand the interest and needs of their local clients. Presenting such a ground enables OSI Group to provide custom-value added products to the clients.
The company under the watch of David McDonald has experienced significant growth over a period of time. The extension includes having joint ventures with different companies and partners as well as mergers and acquisitions. This helps the company to venture into entirely new markets or enhance productivity in markets.
Recently, OSI Group doubled the production of chicken in Spain. The company added a high capacity production facility to the existing one thus ensuring increased chicken production from 12,000tons annually to 24,000 tons. The facility includes a production facility, storage, refrigerated rooms and other related production services. David McDonald says that the expansion strategy will enable the company to add new products and also enhance the growth of the existing customers. David expresses his excitement by saying the facility also creates employment as the company will hire 20 new workers.
OSI Group has continued to be aggressive in acquisitions since it’s a way of bringing expansion and growth to both the company and economies. McDonald led the company to acquire and add Baho Foods to OSI’s portfolio. He says that by purchasing Baho, the company will be able to broaden their presence in the European market and meet the steady demand of protein products in the market. McDonald has continued to oversee various acquisitions that have led to the significant growth of the company.