David G. McDonald, President and COO of OSI Group, was born and raised in Northwest Iowa. He received Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1987.
That same year David McDonald began working at OSI Group. He began his career there as project manager. As project manager, Mr McDonald’s primary responsibility was expanding the company’s business internationally into Latin America and Asia.
He has been successful at his responsibilities, and his responsibilities have expanded. He currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for OSI Group. He is also on the Boars of Directors for OSI Group and many of their affliated companies.
Recently OSI Group announced that yhey have aquired Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a Dutch manufacturer of convenience foods such as deli meats and snacks. This aquistition will build OSI Group’s presence in Europe. David McDonald believes rhat Baho Foods is a perfect compliment to their brand, and their food products are just what their customers are looking for and interested in.
Baho Foods has five processing plants in Germany and the Netherlands, and they serve customers in 18 different countries. The current management team of Baho Foods will remain and work together with OSI Group to continue serving customers in this region of the world.
Mr McDonald attributes the success of OSI Group to the partnerships they have built over the years. Every part of the organization serves and is representative of a piece of their global organization
David McDonald has grown with the company, and started at the bottom. In a sense, he has grown with OSI Group as well. Everything he does is for the benefit of the business. He recently purchased a watch that will help him keep track of the time in all the different time zones the company operates. It takes a great effort to run a global operation such as OSI Group.
Although the company is successful, David never feels the need to brag about their success. He wants others to feel like they want to learn more about the company. The company’s success is recognized by the positive feedback from the clients they serve. This recognition assures Mr McDonald that OSI Group is doing their job.
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