David McDonald’s Journey in OSI Group

On September 12, 2012, the OSI Group, a leading food processing company, celebrated its twentieth anniversary in China. The company had its beginning in 1992 where it served McDonald’s with food. During the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, OSI Group China was on the fore front to supply one hundred and thirteen tons of food products. These include pork, chicken, eggs, and dehydrated onions. No one made complaints about their products which was quite commendable. OSI China presently supplies food to other leading brands such as Starbucks, Papa John’s, Yum, Burger King, McDonald’s and the Subway.

In an interview with Food and Drink Magazine, the President of OSI Group, David McDonald said the OSI Group is well-positioned as it has a global network. Besides operating globally, they also have local management teams which understand the cultures and traditions of people thus serving them well.

About the OSI Group

The OSI Group is headquartered in Aurora. The company focuses on providing value added proteins such as beef patties and sausages. They also supply pizza and sandwiches. The corporation presently operates in seventeen countries where they manage over fifty facilities.

In China, OSI is the nation’s largest poultry producer. The previous year, OSI launched seven new production plants across the globe to increase its scale of operation. Regularly, OSI Group engages equipment manufacturers to ensure the safety and quality of the machinery for food processing.

About the President of OSI Group, David McDonald

David McDonald is the president and the Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group. He had previously served as the Project Manager of OSI Industries. McDonald has held key positions in numerous organizations such as the North American Meat Institute where he serves as the Chairman. Since December 2008, he acted as an independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods. In OSI, David McDonald is a member of the board of trustees. He also serves as the Present of OSI International Food in Australia.

David McDonald acquired his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 1987 from Lowa State University. Upon graduating, he began his professional career with the OSI Group. He worked very hard and smart to earn his current position in the company.


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