Whether you know it or not, you have in all likelihood eaten food items before that were produced by OSI Group. The Aurora, Illinois based food processing and solutions company is one of the global leaders in the field of food wholesale to food service and retail organizations. Anyone would recognize McDonald’s restaurants as a household name, but they might not realize that the food the fast food giant serves is provided by OSI Group. OSI Group also provides food products to other recognizable industry names such as Papa John’s and KFC, just to name a few more. The company was founded as a local meat grocer in Oak Park, Illinois just a few years after the turn of the Twentieth Century and had been growing ever since. The company now has major operations in seventeen different countries globally in which a total of eighty facilities operate. The company has been on a continual path of expansion over the last forty plus years under the guidance of visionary executives such as Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald. These expansions have continued recently with some significant gains in the European and Australian markets.
OSI Group’s President and board member David McDonald has been with the company since his 1987 graduation from Iowa State University. His role with OSI from the very beginning saw him involved in company expansion and growth initiatives and he continues to work hard in these areas today as one of the firms top executives. David McDonald believes that the growth of partnerships have been a major driving factor in why OSI Group has been able to succeed at expanding to such a global level of success. David McDonald foresees this sort of success continuing along the path it has been on in the coming years. In his assessment, David believes the company will accomplish this by both continuing to do what it has always done, provide its customers with the best possible service, while also continuing to find ways to innovate and come up with the most creative solutions for customers in an always changing market.
Recent years have seen big gains for OSI Group. Of particular note have been the company’s expansion efforts in Europe which have seen the acquisitions of Dutch company Baho Food and British company Flagship Europe as well as a huge upgrade to the processing capacity of the firm’s plant in Toledo, Spain. OSI Group also recently announced a major merger with Australian food provider Turi Foods. David McDonald has expressed his excitement in regard to this exciting development and emphasized that the merger is a huge boost to OSI’s ability to serve is Australian customers at the highest level possible.
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