David McDonald: Towards Serving The Evolving Needs Of Clients

David G. McDonald’s tenure as the president and chief operating officer of OSI Group has been marked by remarkable successes including expansion of the company’s operations to new and existing operations and acquiring new entities. These successes have been founded on strategic moves by the company to incorporate customer input into their operations.

This has allowed the company to develop its products with the customers’ opinions, tastes and preferences in mind. Additionally, OSI Group works with its suppliers to ensure that the evolving needs of the clients are met. This way, OSI Group can achieve operational efficiency by developing all the players along its supply chain. Other sustainability initiatives include food donations to charitable organizations, meeting of ISO certification standards and sponsoring various initiatives and programs aimed at championing for animal welfare.

Management Approach: Towards Expanding OSI Group’s Operations

David McDonald OSI Group has worked at OSI Group for several decades. He has served as the company’s president since 1987. During this period, OSI Group has adopted aggressive expansion initiatives in existing and markets. For over 20 years, the company operated in China. To increase its presence in the area, it has opened new facilities in the region and employed local managers. This saw the company win the tender to supply tons of food during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It also the leading supplier of food products for some of the leading fast food establishments in the country including McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks, Papa John’s and Burger King among others.

The OSI Group company has also expanded its operations in new territories such as Poland and England while also reinforcing its presence in the other markets including India, Latin America, Germany, Canada and the United States. Mr. McDonald has also guided the company in the acquisition of entities such as Baho Foods based in Netherlands, Hynek Schlachthof GmbH and Flagship Europe. It has partnered with other entities including EDEKA in Germany, Pickstock in the UK and Select Ready Foods in Edmonton.

Academic Background

David McDonald graduated from the Iowa State University in 1987 where he studied for his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. His knowledge on animals and extensive experience in the industry saw him appointed the chairman of North American Meat Institute.