David McDonald – OSI Group’s Success Ingredient

Mr. David McDonald who holds a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University coupled with thirty years of industry experience, serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer at OSI Group, LLC, Aurora, Illinois – a global leader in protein supply. Mr. McDonald started his career as a Project Manager at OSI Group where he worked tirelessly to earn a position on the board of directors of the company. In addition to his appointment at OSI Group, he also serves as the Chairman of North American Meat Institute. Mr. David McDonald has been an Independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. since December 2008 after Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos had acquired the OSI Group operations in Europe and in Brazil.

David McDonald’s solid professional acumen and deep knowledge of industry along with his expertise in international businesses makes him successful in various positions at OSI Group. His organization has established ten Chinese facilities which handle poultry processing. These establishments service numerous well-known chain restaurants such as Yum, McDonald, Subway,Papa John’s, Burger King and Starbucks, providing them with various quality meat products that are processed into the delicious foods on their menus.

OSI Group under the direction of David McDonald has continued to exceed customer expectations, provide optimum satisfaction and enjoy upward progressing profitability even in new terrains. His ability to take charge of incumbent issues and provide solutions to them while creating dynamic and long-term business partnerships in diverse countries has contributed largely to the successes of OSI Group.

McDonald’s innate understanding of the visions and goals of the company has enabled him to be a catalyst in the exploration and utilization of arising business opportunities in the market recently acquiring Baho Food, a Dutch food processing company that operates in Germany and the Netherlands.

Three whole decades after graduating from ISU, Mr. David McDonald displays his deep sense of inclusion and patriotism by ensuring that he is actively involved with the school providing internship opportunities to students at OSI Group, contributing to the scholarship fund for deserving students and working with the schools Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative.

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