About David McDonald

David Gerard McDonald was born in the year 1964 and was born in Northwest Iowa. He is a graduate and an alumnus of Iowa State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science in the year 1987.

David McDonald later on joined OSI Group which is an internationally recognized food processing firm with over 65 facilities that are spread out in over 17 countries. As he started working with this food processing company, Mr. McDonald was the Chief Operating Officer of this firm. He was mandated with the work of making sure that the company improved its business all over the world as he his market focus was in Asia and the Latin America.

After working efficiently and improving the operations of the company, Mr. McDonald got promoted, and he held the position of the Chief Executive Officer of OSI industries as well as retaining his previous position as the Chief Operating Officer. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the OSI Group of Industries.

More to that, David McDonald has also served on the Board of Directors of Marfrig Alimentos, a Brazilian firm which is an internationally recognized protein Company. He is also the former Chairman of American Meat Institute which is among the biggest associates of the meat industry. In early 2015, Mr. McDonald was selected as the first ever Chairman of North American Institute. This was a company that was bringing together two players in the meat industry which was North American Meat Association and American Meat Institution. Mr. McDonald does not stop his works at that stage as he also a member of Executive Board of North American Institute.

David McDonald got married to the love of his life in the year1991 and is a father of six children. Mr. McDonald is one person who is usually concerned with community and his church. This does not stop him from being a representative in St. Michael School Board, and he is very active when it comes to matters of St. Michael Parish church. That is not the only place that Mr. McDonald is busy as he is always active when it comes to events that Iowa State University sponsors.

About OSI Group

This is an American privately owned company that works together with other foodservice and retail brands to ensure that their services can make their clients happy. The headquarters of OSI Group is based in Aurora, Illinois.

Some of what OSI Group can do include developing custom food products, supplying food globally through the supply management chain as it starts from sourcing raw materials to the processing and distribution of customer’s orders.

OSI has some of the best products when it comes to bacon, meat patties, hot dogs, pork vegetable and dough products. They are the leading suppliers of some of the most common fast foods companies in the west including Starbucks, Subway, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s Pizza and many others. The company has been awarded for its excellent management of health, safety risks and finally being the best in managing the environment.

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OSI Group Continues to Win Awards and Expand

OSI group is a privately owned meat packing company that helped McDonald’s get their start. The company was known from the beginning for being able to serve quality meat and was founded forty-six years before Ray Kroc shook hands with the founder’s sons. Before long, McDonald’s became their main source of income and after the invention of freezing burgers with liquid nitrogen OSI Group became one of four meat providers for the company. This allowed them to open a meat packing plant in 1973. Since then OSI Group has become a well-known name beyond the United States and continues to win awards for their innovation.

After their first factory was built in 1973, they have expanded to sixty-five facilities in seventeen countries. One of these factories is located in the United Kingdom. This factory won a Sword of Honor and Globe of Honor Awards from the British Safety Council. OSI is proud to focus on sustainability and ensuring that people around the world are safe, both in what the customers eat and in how their employees are treated at their facilities. Since they won both awards their United Kingdom facility is set apart from others. In the United States factories, one of the ways they are doing this is through remote video auditing through a third party organization called Arrowsight. Their attention to detail at each site can provide their customers with the utmost assurance that they are getting the best quality.

They got their big break from McDonald’s but the company decided to expand and now sells different foods to customers as well. In August of 2016, the company purchased Baho foods though they are still waiting on government approval. The Baho Company is Dutch and focuses on deli meats and other convenience foods. This will allow the company to continue their already explosive expansion. In 2011, they were ranked number 136 of America’s largest privately owned companies, currently they are number fifty-eight. Baho has five subsidiaries that OSI will take over, including Vital Convenience and Bakx Foods.

OSI Group started with just one immigrant turned into a world-wide name in quality and assurance. With attention to even minor details, such as how their employees are being treated, it is no wonder this company has won awards for excellence and are able to continue their growth plan.

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