OSI Group is responsible for much of the global food production. The major corporation today got its start over one hundred years ago. It began as a neighborhood meat market opened by a German immigrant who had immigrated to the United States during the early twentieth century. By the middle of the twentieth century, the family business had become the top supplier for McDonald’s franchises in the midwestern United States. For the past twenty five years, this food provider has been aggressively expanding its territory with acquisitions, new facilities and adding more food to its product lineup.
David McDonald joined the company three decades ago as a project manager. The Iowa State University graduate majored in animal science. He has been with the company through many phases. As chief operating officer, David McDonald has been apart of many big deals for the company. He has negotiated major deals with suppliers and partners. He has been behind some of their major acquisitions. He has led the company to opening more facilities. He has led the company to bringing on more employees. He has done a great job of making sure OSI Group keeps its position as being one of the largest and most well known food suppliers in the world.
David McDonald’s roots run deep in the Midwest. He is a native of Iowa and grew up on a farm. He grew up in the same region where OSI Group first started working with first major supplier, McDonald’s. Most people would not assume that an Iowa farm boy would take a path in life that would lead to corporate America. But his youth played a role in his interest with the distribution of food and honing his managerial skills. As the president of this company, he makes an effort to make sure the next generation becomes businesswomen and businessmen. He gives back to his university. He works to make sure agriculture entrepreneurship is alive and well.
OSI Group has made major moves under the leadership of their president. The company has purchased Baho Food and Flagship Europe. These acquisitions have led to the company being able to reach more customers. Additionally, they were able to broaden their workforce and assets. They have also purchased an Australian food company that will allow them to be a more effective food supplier in to their customers in Australia.