David McDonald is one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the food processing industry. David; the OSI Group president was born in Iowa state where he grew up. David attained bachelor’s degree in animal science at Iowa State University way back in 1987. With hard work and great entrepreneurial skills, he has been working with OSI group which is one of the biggest in meat and food processing industry. On top of that, David is the chairman of the North American Meat Institute and a director at OSI International Foods.
OSI Group is based in Aurora, but it has grown and opened many subsidiary branches all over the world. The company mainly deals with protein based foods, pizza, beef patties, and sandwiches. With David Mcdonald’s effort, the OSI company grown globally and continued to satisfy their customers’ tastes. He has used a local-solution strategy to expand the company.
McDonald helped the OSI group open eight factories in China. This was very strategic as China has been the largest consumer market due to its large population. With new facilities and strategies, David believes that China will be the biggest producer of poultry soon. OSI group in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, provided 113 tons of five types of food; chicken, eggs, pork, beef and processed onions.
McDonald has ensured that in their operations, they have to use a management that understands local culture and what customers locally want. This helps in developing local strategies that perfectly address the local customers need. Therefore, developing products that will be absorbed locally easily and fast. This ensures sustainability as products they produce are preferences of the local clients. David ensures that the company is adaptable to change so that it can remain relevant in the meat and food processing industry.
OSI Group has acquired many food processing companies with the help of McDonald. He investigates the food industry globally and identifies some businesses that OSI group can buy and collaborate with to enhance expansion. In the Process, OSI Group acquired Baho Foods; Netherlands manufacturer of deli meat, snacks and convenience foods. This was a great move, and McDonald said that it was a great move which will make OSI Group presence in Europe stronger. Baho Foods had subsidiary processing plants in Netherlands and Germany and this broadened OSI Group market base.
David McDonald’s contribution to OSI Group success is evident. His hard work, entrepreneur skills, determination, and knowledge are the fundamental pillars of improving OSI group performance globally. Working as a team player has helped him achieve what he has today.