David McDonald is an American businessman who hails originally from Iowa. He was educated at Iowa State University and graduated in 1987 with a degree in animal science. Since 1987 David has been with food processing and solutions giant OSI Group, starting off as a project manager and working his way through the ranks to attain his current position of President, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Directors. David’s initial work when coming on board with OSI Group was as a project manager working toward expanding the companies horizons in the Asian market. To this day, the Asian market remains very close to David’s heart as he was filled with pride over the recent opening of OSI’s tenth facility in China. Company growth has been a part of the OSI experience that David McDonald has fully embraced during his thirty plus year tenure with the food powerhouse. There have been a number of acquisitions that the company has made during the last several years that David has had a major role in.
Big Dutch Acquisition:
Dutch food company Baho Food has recently become a member of the OSI Group family by way of acquisition. Baho operates processing facilities in the Netherlands and Germany and is an amazing fit for OSI’s processing strengths. The company has an amazing product line and a huge reach across the European continent. David McDonald is thrilled with the value this acquisition brings to the OSI Group brand. He is confident that this acquisition will be a huge help in bringing in new corporate clients.
Big U.K. Acquisition:
Similar to the acquisition of Baho Food on the continent, OSI has made a big gain in the British Isles with Flagship Europe. The U.K. speciality food company is a great fit for OSI Group and will undergo a rebranding to the name Creative Foods Europe.
Getting Candid with OSI’s David McDonald:
David recently had a candid converstation with CEOCFO Magazine regarding his amazing career. David talks openly about the importance the OSI Group places on family. This attitude extends to the company’s production of food. Everyone at OSI is intent on producing food products that they would be proud to serve to their own families. David asserts that OSI’s plans for the future are to continue to do what they have done in the past in terms of outstanding customer service. At the same time, the company will always continue to innovate and look for new and exciting ways to provide that customer service.
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