OSI Group President David McDonald

David McDonald is COO and President at OSI Group. He is the project manager of OSI industries. David also serves as chairman of North America Meat Institute. He has also been a director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. Mr.David is OSI’s board member. He serves as board member of OSI international Foods, Australia. David is a professional in Animal Science.

Education Background and Experience

David earned a Animal Science degree from Iowa State University. The institution also awarded him with the Wallace Senior Award. David began his career at OSI industries, Chicago after graduating. He proved himself at every stage until he became the president and COO. McDonald is a devoted family man with one wife and six children. He has shown great commitment in supporting his former university. This is expected to benefit new students.

Involvement in OSI Groups Sustainability

David McDonald has received the Young Alumni Award from ISU Alumni Association. The company has been celebrated internationally under his leadership. The company has contributed to the growth of China’s economy. OSI Industries supplied tons of food products like beef, chicken, pork, and eggs during Olympic games. He is part of the management team which has expanded ISO Industries into foreign markets. The company operates more than 50 facilities in 17 countries. David has overseen the establishment of major processing plants. These include a beef-processing plant in Poland and poultry mega-plant in Henan Province, China. He has also initiated a joint venture with DOYOO group to expand poultry operations.

Activities and Social Responsibilities

He has interest in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. A group of students was able to visit facilities in China courtesy of David. One of them is now employed at the company. He also champions the internship programme which aims at providing future opportunities for upcoming professionals. David McDonald owns a fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho which he supports through funding scholarships. ISO’s COO has participated in many fundraising activities like for Iowa State AGR house. Mr. David serves as a board director for American Meat Institute.

Reaction After Acquisition of Baho Food

David McDonald announced that the company had acquired Baho Food. This is a Dutch company which deals with snack, drinks and meat production. It distributes food products in 18 different nations. The COO and president indicated that this acquisition will allow the company to expand into Europe. He stated that products offered by Baho Food compliment OSI’s current processing strengths. Adding a new portfolio will enable the company to satisfy dynamic customer needs better.

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