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David McDonald And The OSI Group’s Growth And Global Expansion

Growing up on a farm in Ohio, David McDonald had a interest in biology and agriculture. That led him to major in animal science at Iowa State University. When he graduated in 1987, he went to work with the food processing company the OSI Group. McDonald started at the bottom and his talent, intelligence and diverse skillset has resulted in him rising through the ranks of the company over the past 30 years to become president and chief operating officer. But McDonald is not resting on his laurels. He continues to play a vital role in the growth and international expansion of the OSI Group.

Iowa State University still holds a special place in David McDonald’s life some 30 years after he graduated from the school. Two of his 6 children are students at ISU. And McDonald is deeply committed to supporting many programs at the school. He has been involved is helping Iowa State University students get internship opportunities with the OSI Group. Plus, McDonald also gives to the scholarship fund at ISU through Alpha Gamma Rho, his college fraternity. The assistance he has provided to ISU will have a long-lasting positive impact. McDonald’s commitment to the school led the ISU Alumni Association to give him their ‘Young Alumni’ award.

The work David McDonald is doing at the OSI Group has been vital to the company’s success. His ability to negotiate with foreign governmental agencies, suppliers and marketers has made it possible for the OSI Group to make inroads and develop a growing customer base in many countries around the world. His expertise in handling a wide range of challenging technical and infrastructure issues has kept the company on a smooth, upward growth trajectory. Plus, his work with the logistics team had been nothing short of exemplary and has made working with local marketers and suppliers easy.

David McDonald has played a major role in helping the OSI Group to expand into new markets. Over the past 20 years, he’s been instrumental in helping the company develop a significant presence in China. The OSI Group now has 10 poultry processing facilities there. He has also spearheaded the company’s work in their recently completed food processing facility in India. Thanks to the excellent work of David McDonald, the OSI Group now has a growing presence in Europe through their acquisition of the food services companies Flagship Europe and Baho Foods.

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