David McDonald learned to appreciate agriculture when he was very young. He spent his childhood on a farm in Iowa. After he had worked on the farm for many years he decided he wanted to improve the industry’s operations. His parents were far from wealthy but determined the best way to help their son in accomplishing his goals was to provide him with a good education. In 1987 David McDonald began attending the Iowa State University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in the field of animal science.
David McDonald attended the university until his studies were completed and he had earned his degree. In 1991 he joined OSI Industries based out of Chicago. His integrity and hard work enabled him to rise through the leadership of the company’s ranks. He eventually became the President and Operations Officer for OSI Industries. His outstanding achievements and exceptional leadership led to the honor of being presented with the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. David McDonald has become one of the most well respected members in his industry.
The OSI Group is the leading supplier of proteins including beef patties, sausage links, sandwiches and pizza in the world. They have facilities located in seventeen countries and eight operational factories in China alone. David McDonald has plans to ensure the OSI Group becomes China’s biggest poultry producer. This is why in 2012 a joint venture was established between the OSI Group and the DOYOO Group. During the same year the Henan province witnessed the launch of a new, mega processing plant. David McDonald is working for both profitability and sustainability.
David McDonald’s guidance has also led the OSI Group to numerous additional and profitable endeavors. In 2012 the company expanded a beef processing factory in Poland, built a facility to process frozen foods in India and began a modern feed mill so necessary for the Shandong providence. The capacity of the feed mill is nearly 600000 metric tons. There were also projects taking place in Hungary and Geneva.
The strategy employed to expand the European market resulted in the 2016 acquisition of Baho Food. David McDonald felt this acquisition was significant and a compliment to the products already in existence. This acquisition also increased the demand for their products. David McDonald has the ability to stay current with global trends and coordinate the efforts of the local operations and the global logistics team.
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