OSI Group has been experiencing remarkable growth since the coming of the millennium. Most of these achievements have been spearheaded by the company’s president, David McDonald. David has been with the organization for the last 30 years, something that gives him great experience when it comes to the meat processing industry. He has grown in his career of 30 years with the company being that he started his career at OSI Group. He started his career as a project manager and has developed since to become the company’s chief operating officer as well as the president. OSI Group is an organization that is leading in the industry of food processing.
OSI Group began as a small butchery shop supply meat to the local people in Chicago Suburb which was under a German immigrant. The company started growing to become a major supplier of beef to the first restaurant for McDonald. Over the years, the company grew to become a trendsetter in the industry. Currently, the company has over 65 branches across the world.
David McDonald has been working in the food processing industry right after graduating from the Iowa State University. He studied animal science in the university. Because of his outstanding performance, he was awarded the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award.
Currently, David McDonald is the COO and president of OSI Group, one of the most prestigious privately owned organizations in the United States. He still contributes to the Iowa State community by taking part in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative in the University. In addition to this, he supports the Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship fund as well as taking part in a significant role in developing internship properties for OSI Group ISU students. He received an award in 2004 called the ISU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award for his role in the alumni association. Moreover, he received another award in 2014 called the Iowa State University Foundation’s Emerging Philanthropist Award for his support for the University. David McDonald stays with his wife, Melinda with their six children two of these children are students at ISU.
Presently, OSI Group is an international enterprise which has different operations across the world. The company has over 20,000 employees worldwide within its 65 facilities. In 2016, OSI Group was named by Forbes as the largest private companies in the United States. David McDonald has played a significant role when it comes to the company’s China expansion. In addition to this, he has taken part in the acquisition of Baho Foods.