David McDonald has actually dedicated the whole of his career to OSI Group. He joined the company 31 years ago, and has risen through the ranks in that time to today occupy the position of president of the company.
David was born in the state of Iowa where he grew up and then went ahead to earn bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. He joined OSI group immediately after college and has remained with the company ever since, his work ethic and commitment to improvement continually seeing him earn series of promotions and helping him rise to where he is today.
His very detailed leadership style has brought about a lot of improvements in the way the company operates, notably in the way he adjusted the operations of the company’s Chinese business region to meet up with international standards. By commissioning an international inspection team to ascertain that standards are met with and that leaders are held accountable, improvements have been made in a lot of areas and in many regions.
On the acquisition of Baho Foods, David McDonald is quite excited about the prospects that gives OSI Group. He sees it as an opportunity for the company to diversify its market base and to improve its sustainability in the current market due to the anticipated effects of partnering with a company that has over 60 years experience in the food manufacturing business.
The company has also made a number of high-profile acquisitions and partnerships under the leadership of David McDonald as president, one of it being with Tyson foods. The company was set to close down and put hundreds of employees on the strings but when it was acquired and OSI kept them on and is going to use the opportunity to improve the company’s market share portfolio.
A partnership with Flagship Foods Europe also came on board, one which is set to boost the already impressive profile of OSI Group. Flagship Foods Europe specializes in the manufacture of sauces such as mayonnaise and OSI is expected to take advantage of that expertise and strengthen its stand in the market.
In a recent interview with CEO/CFO magazine, David McDonald expressed that OSI Group is committed to supporting its customers’ to achieve success, rather than celebrating its own. He also explained how much pride he derives from his teams’ ability to deliver on set goals. This teamwork, he celebrates as the chief ingredient in their successes so far.