OSI Group LLC has been a global principal food processing company for more than 20 years. First food processing operation was started in Beijing in 1992.The group’s success is as a result of having some startling characters in its corner.
McDonald’s Academic Foundation
David McDonald OSI Group was born and raised on a farm in North East Iowa. He went on to graduate from the Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science. He has since devoted a lot of his time to his alma mater and most especially his fraternity; Alpha Gamma Rho. David is a proud recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior award.
David McDonald is also active in the Agriculture Entrepreneurship Initiative. He arranged for a group of students from Iowa State University to visit an OSI plant in China. One of those students secured employment with the company soon after. Dave generously funds scholarships for Alpha Gamma Rho students in addition to giving internships.
Long Career in Food Industry
David McDonald joined OSI Group soon after graduation in 1987 and has since risen the ranks to Project Manager. He is now the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI. David chairs the board of the North American Meat Institute. A lot has happened regarding positive growth for the company during his time at the enterprise.
In 2012, development of 7 new processing and production facilities around the world were announced. David McDonald, as President, aims to gain a stronghold in the Chinese market. In his opinion, China has the largest growing consumer market, so it has the power of population.
David McDonald is steering OSI towards keeping up with this population. OSI Industries also acquired Dutch manufacturer Baho Foods in a bid to broaden the company’s existence in Europe.
According to David McDonald, Baho’s portfolio of products and brands significantly complements OSI’s current processing vigor while expanding cap to idyllically serve the ever evolving needs of clients. OSI Group LLC, headquartered in Aurora, manufactures value-added protein items. It has more than 50 facilities in 17 countries. David is very committed to the growth of the company’s already vast consumer base.