David McDonald has spent much of his career time at OSI Group. Since joining the giant food processor in 1987, he has helped it to expand and grow its profit margins at a very fast pace. Mr. McDonald first worked as the project manager of OSI Industries, after which he rose through various ranks to become the President and Chief Operating Officer at OSI Group, LLC.
Mr. David McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. Apart from his leadership role at OSI Group, he also, serves at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as an Independent Director. He holds other positions as Director of OSI International Foods (Australia) Pty Limited and Member of OSI Group’s board of directors.
In 2016, OSI Group head by David McDonald made a major announcement of acquiring Baho Foods. The move was aimed at widening the company’s portfolio at the same time gave the company an opportunity to further expand its operations in Europe. Baho Food mainly manufactures snacks, deli meats and convenience foods. While giving his remarks about the purchase, David McDonald said that Baho Food products would be crucial in supporting OSI Group to meet the demanding need of Europe customers. He also termed the move as strategic in helping the company to increase its processing capacity at the same time provide an opportunity to serve 18 more countries.
In the past year, the company also released its Global Sustainability Report. In his statement, David McDonald outline the measures the company had put in place to promote sustainable and responsible business practices through empowering communities and sustaining environmental resource. In addition, the head of the company stated that, the firm is committed in improving the lives of its employee, which will have a positive impact on the company’s efficiency.
Mr. David McDonald OSI Group has also gained legacy in helping OSI Group strengthen its footing in China. The company has had operations in China for over two decades where it operates eight factories. OSI Group is also in the processing of adding two more factories in the country. This is due to the development agenda brought forward by the leadership.