David G. Mcdonald is the President of one of the leading food distribution companies in the United States. The company manufactures protein based foods for distribution to the food industry. Dave also holds the position of the Chief Operating Officer of the OSI Group.
The company operates globally, with facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. It is a privately held company, and it has been in existence since 1909. The company was founded in the US, and maintains its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. OSI Group has manufacturing facilities in over 17 countries. David McDonald has been very instrumental in its expansion throughout Europe, especially with the Bajo Food acquisition and others. Each has accomplished the goal of increasing penetration into the European market. The company serves clients such as McDonald’s, Starbucks, Burger King, Yum, Subway, Papa John’s, and more. Food products are specially prepared for the food service industry, such as beef patties, sausage patties, pizza dough, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and more. The company has expanded from meat and protein type products, and now includes fruits and vegetables to its product line. Under David McDonald’s presidency, the company was included in the Forbes list of the largest privately held companies.
Forbes listed OSI Group as number 58 on the list, with revenue of approximately $6.1 billion in 2016. When the company was created in 1909, it was family owned. It was opened in Illinois as a meat processing company selling to the wholesale industry. The company was founded and owned by a German immigrant. After many decades, the mid 1950s brought a major change to the direction of the company. McDonald’s founder and owner Ray Kroc opened his first fast food store in Illinois in 1955. The meat company became a major supplier to McDonald’s, providing the store with hamburger patties.
David G. McDonald was born and educated in Iowa. His first job after college was at OSI Group, at which he started in 1987. He held several positions over the years, and he worked up to his current role in executive leadership. David McDonald graduated from Iowa State University. He is a major contributor as an alumni to the school, including a the funding of a scholarship to a student in his previous fraternity, and an internship program at OSI Group.