David McDonald has had a track record success in the food industry as OSI Group’s COO, and President. David McDonald, along with Sheldon Lavin, the CEO of OSI Group, have successfully brokered many corporate acquisitions that focus on increasing their market value. OSI Group’s purchase of Baho Food, a Dutch food company, was incorporated into OSI Group’s European food portfolio.
David McDonald noted about this purchase of Baho Foods, added an important presence of OSI Group to Europe in terms of food. And Baho is in the niche of deli meats and additional food processing.
By purchasing Baho Foods, OSI Group absorbed five companies into their portfolio. The five companies, Vital Convenience, Q Smart Life, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, and Gelderland Frischwaren provide food services in Europe, which co-operate with 16 countries.
OSI Group purchased the Tyson Food plant, which is located in Chicago, Ill., in June of 2016. The facility was purchased by OSI for $74 million dollars. An OSI Group spokesman said that the 200,000-square-foot location, situated in the Back of the Yards site, is near OSI’s other Chicago facilities. An OSI representative emphasized the point that this Tyson purchase is as a way to enable the new infrastructure to facilitate additional growth for OSI Group.
McDonald and Lavin’s decision to make key acquisitions have only helped maximize OSI Group’s strategy to build important, long-lasting, business alliances on a global scale. OSI Group’s international partners can benefit OSI, by having a good understanding of what that culture and corporate environment is like in each of OSI’s international locations.
Mr. McDonald has had 30 years of experience and exudes success in a business sector on a global scale in food. McDonald started at OSI Group as a project manager.
David McDonald chose Animal Science was a degree track from Iowa State University. He earned his bachelor’s from ISU in 1987. One of McDonald’s business credos concerning future business success, is to be prepared to change, because it is the key to business survival. McDonald is currently the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute.
OSI Group have built partnerships in China, by partnering with stakeholders, suppliers, and key government agencies to construct new processing plants. Ten Chinese facilities, under OSI China, handle poultry processing.
OSI Group is located in Aurora, Illinois. It is a privately held company with 60 facilities and work sites situated in 16 countries.