David McDonald, known as Dave to those he is acquainted with, is the current President and Chief Operating Officer at OSI Group. He also serves as the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute. To reach this level of excellence, Mr. McDonald took a path unlike most businessmen. For example, he began by attending Iowa State University. Interestingly enough, he did not study subjects like business or finance, but rather Animal Science, and was awarded a Bachelor’s degree. He also joined the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity during this time.
After completing his undergraduate studies, he began working at OSI Industries in Chicago during the early 1990’s. He has worked diligently to rise through the company over the span of three decades. His work has also been recognized through receiving awards like the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award.
OSI Group is one of the world’s leaders in providing specific meats like pizza toppings, hamburger patties, and sandwiches. David McDonald would like to raise the bar even higher than this, and maintains the goal of becoming the biggest poultry supplier in China. To achieve this, he’s partnered with DOYOO Group to launch a state of the art processing plant.
Amazingly, he has even more international achievements worth recognizing. He helped to improve the Poland beef-processing plant so that it improved production by thirty percent. He also contributed to creating a new frozen food processing plant in India. Last, but not least, David McDonald was responsible for starting a modern feed mill in China.
David McDonald was also involved in OSI Group’s acquiring of Baho Food in Europe. He did this by smoothly coordinating the people responsible for international logistics and local production.
David McDonald has certainly enjoyed a career with successes we should all strive for. What is most fascinating is his humble beginnings of studying Animal Science. Since then, he’s become a powerhouse in OSI Group, contributing to raising the company’s popularity in China, contributing to international projects, and acquiring international assets to allow OSI Group to see continued expansion over three decades. With years left in his career, there is no telling what David may accomplish next.