The Business Story Of OSI Group President David McDonald

May 17th, 2018 by admin
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David McDonald had his childhood in Iowa. His early interest in Biology and Agriculture prompted him to major in Animal Science in the Iowa State University. He joined OSI Group immediately after graduating and although he began at the bottom of the totem pole, his outstanding work ethics and devotion earned him a reputable position in the group. OSI Group specializes in processing and producing food products and services for major brands around the world.

In his capacity as the company’s Chief Operations Officer, McDonald had made several moves that have impacted positively to the growth of the company. One of such moves was the acquisition of Baho Food; a Dutch food company that specializes in the production of deli foods and processing of other foods.

This acquisition improved OSI presence in Europe. As at the time of the acquisition Baho food had been in business for over 60 years. The acquisition helped OSI to open new doors as well as push forward in a highly competitive market. David McDonald was of the opinion that the acquisition will help diversify the Group’s profile in food processing and manufacturing.

David McDonald used his leadership skills in the acquisition of Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods was a local food manufacturing company based in Chicago. Although the company had been in existence for many years it was closing down, which threatened the jobs of over 500 people.

Under David McDonald’s leadership, OSI formed a partnership with Flagship Foods; a fast-growing European food company that, just like OSI, has made several notable acquisitions. Flagship Foods Group has their specialization in mayonnaise and other sauce. It is the belief of McDonald that both companies stand to gain immensely from the partnership. The OSI profile adds a new market share with the partnership.

China plays an important role in the success story of both OSI and David McDonald. Although it was challenging for the group, with McDonald’s input, adjustments were made within the Group’s establishment in the country which saw them come up to acceptable standards. He was able to set up 10 Chinese facilities in the country that deals in poultry. These facilities were responsible for servicing reputable chain restaurants.

In order to make sure that customers’ needs are met, McDonald had instituted a logistics team that constantly monitors the dynamic international market. Their central objective is to work in close contact with local marketers. OSI Group boasts of more than 20,000 employees worldwide.

 

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