David McDonald grew up in Iowa farm, where he developed a love for agriculture. Although his family did not have much wealth, they supported McDonald with passion by taking him through proper education to help his dream. As a young man, he wished to make significant positive changes to the agricultural sector. McDonald attended Iowa State University, where he attained bachelor’s degree in animal science in the year 1987. Due to his love for agriculture, he is the co-founder of the OSI Group, formerly known as the Otto and Sons. Currently, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of OSI company.
Before becoming the president of OSI Food Solution, he was the representative in the unique project manager position. Thus, he showed much commitment and determination, where he deserved a higher spot in the company. Through his visionary leadership McDonald worked himself up through various ranks to get to the position he is now. Other areas he ever occupied include the chairman of the North American Meat Institute. Also, he is a member of the board of directors of OSI Group. Due to his entrepreneurial skills, David McDonald got awarded with the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award.
David McDonald purposes to raise the production of the OSI Group to a higher level globally. OSI Food Solutions is a firm that provides quality chicken, beef, and pork products to a vast market. In March 2018, the firm completed its expansion of production of quality chicken by a double from 12,000 to 24,000 tons per year. The improvement came as a response to the increasing demand for quality chicken products in Spain and Portugal. The expansion led to the overall increase in the total production capacity to 45,000 tons per year of quality beef, pork, and chicken products. Additionally, the number of employment opportunities increased by 20 positions on top of the initial 140 workers.
In China, David McDonald increased the Poland Beef-processing Plant by 30 percent causing an overall increase in the production capacity. The President’s purpose of improving the services of OSI Group in North America led to the purchase of the Tyson Food Plant in the year 2016. Also, in the year 2017, the company reached out to Europe by purchasing the Flagship Europe and making it the major food distributor. Moreover, the firm acquired the leading position in the Baho Food that has facilities even in Germany. McDonald managed to put the firm in the list of the top 100 American food company awards of the year.
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