David McDonald is the President and CEO of the OSI Group based out of the Greater Chicago, IL area. The OSI Group has been in business for over a century and has become a top supplier of meat on a national as well as a global scale. The OSI Group began as a small local meat market on Chicago’s west side neighborhood of Oak Park in 1909. Founded by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky, the company was renamed Otto & Sons and over the years through growth and expansion it became the OSI Group.
Since teaming up with Ray Kroc in 1955 to become the primary meat supplier for the McDonald’s Corporation, the company has made adjustments to fill the greater demand that fast-food chains and global sales require. Under the leadership of David McDonald, the OSI Group has been able to grow and change with the times.
Having been with the company for over 30 years, David McDonald understands the company culture well. He started as a project manager and has earned his way to the top rung of the ladder as President and CEO of the OSI Group. David received his degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University and has enjoyed implementing what he learned into achieving the OSI Group’s vision of complete customer satisfaction.
David McDonald has been an instrumental force in leading the OSI Group into the global economy. Under his tenure as President, the company has established a presence in China with 10 poultry facilities, in the U.K. through the acquisition of Flagship Europe and the purchase of Baho Foods has allowed them to enter the Dutch market. In the United States the company purchased a former Tyson production facility to further enable wider distribution within the nation’s borders.
Because of David McDonald and his ability to adapt to the changes in the global business economy the OSI Group has thrived and benefited not only its employees but also has helped the communities in which they have become a part of. By respecting the societal culture he has grown the business and strengthened human bonds.
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