David McDonald is the OSI Group’s president and COO. McDonald has been with the company for over three decades. He was formally an OSI Industries project manager as was promoted several times before getting his current position. McDonald is a member of the board of directors of the OSI Group. In addition to his work with OSI, David McDonald is also the North American Meat Institute’s chairman. Plus, since December 2008, he has been a Margrig Global Foods S.A. independent director. The company acquired the European and Brazilian operations of the OSI Group. McDonald also serves as OSI International Foods (Australia) Limited’s director.
A 1987 graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelors degree in Animal Science, David McDonald has remained close to the university. He’s active in Iowa State University’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. Through the program several ISU students were able to visit OSI facilities in China in 2011. One of them was later hired by the company. McDonald also provides financial donations and scholarship money to the ISU fraternity to which he belongs. His two eldest children are students at Iowa State University. In 2004, the school’s alumni association gave McDonald Young Alumni award.
The more than 30 years David McDonald has spent in the meat industry has served him well at the OSI Group. The company values his international business experience and vast knowledge and deep understanding of industry operations. That has contributed to his success in a number of roles for the OSI Group. It has led to him being promoted to positions of increasing responsibility within the company. Today the OSI Group is among the world’s largest processed meat providers. David McDonald has played a role in the Chicago area meat processor’s expansion into markets in China, Europe and South America.
Born in northeast Iowa and raised on a farm, David McDonald has worked closely with animals his entire life. That background has helped him immensely in his professional life. David McDonald, his wife and their half dozen children live in Warrenville, Illinois. He is very active in his community and supports many local programs
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