David G. McDonald is the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, an American and world leader in processed food distribution to the food service industry, servicing notable clients such as McDonald’s Restaurants. Since the completion of his animal science degree at Iowa State University in 1987, he has been with OSI. Starting at the bottom and working his way to the top, David is a forward-thinking businessman who has spearheaded numerous expansion and company growth during his long tenure with the food powerhouse. David was involved in the expansion push from his earliest time with the company, originally hired as a project manager with the directive of expanding business in Asia and Latin America.
David McDonald On the Record:
Speaking with CEOCFO Magazine, David gave some insight on his entrepreneurial career, spoke about what OSI’s strategy was to grow the company to its current strength and what the future holds for OSI Group. David talks about the fact that when he first joined the company, there was a vision that revolved around growth. He maintains that this vision has not waned at all today as the company continues to search for the right opportunities to continue to increase its global footprint. David emphasizes that the company’s partners and customers are at the heart of what has allowed OSI to grow. He also wants to emphasize that OSI’s ethic of going above and beyond to serve its customers remains as strong today as ever. On the subject of how this kind of culture can be set into place with such a large number of employees and facilities, David points out that initially, the company grew from numerous formal partnerships. OSI worked with partners that new the tastes and the culture of the varying worldwide regions the company was operating in. OSI continues to actively encourage entrepreneurial spirit and innovation and David attributes this to the company’s customers. He truly believes that OSI’s customers inspire its employees to be creative and innovative. Regarding the future, David asserts that OSI will continue to innovate while still doing what it has always done in the past. The company will continue its aspirations of always improving, all the while maintaining its unwavering commitment to top notch customer service.
Huge Acquisition in Europe with Purchase of Baho Food:
Baho Food is a Dutch food company that has recently been brought under the OSI Group banner. David McDonald asserts that this acquisition is all about continuing OSI’s tradition of constant improvement in the food processing industry. The products this acquisition adds to the OSI portfolio give huge additional value in OSI’s constant drive to provide its clients with the best in customer service. David feels that Baho Food’s list of brands is a perfect compliment to OSI’s processing abilities. He asserts that the acquisition gives OSI a much broader presence in the critical European market.
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