The current president of OSI Food Solutions, David McDonald has been a solid pillar of the company for more than 30 years. Born in 1964, his inclination towards business development and the skills of an entrepreneur were evident from a very young age. He majored in Animal Sciences from Iowa State University in the year 1987.
He was hired by OSI Group as a project manager. With clear motive and hard-work, he climbed the ladder and became the Chairman in the later years. OSI Group currently has 70 operations in food processing installations, with clients in over 80 countries across the globe. He devised unique strategies and secured the deal with China which facilitated the building of 10 installations which eventually became the leading poultry processors in China.
Again, a major acquisition in the history of the OSI group was led by President David McDonald. Baho Foods, a major food brand in Europe was acquired by OSI Food Solutions as a process of expansion. He specialized in efficiently handling technical problems, prioritized innovation in order to facilitate a long-lasting relationship with clients. OSI has a reputation of providing best customer service in the industry.
He oversaw the logistics team and handled the setbacks with the help of other employees and soon resumed smooth operations. Currently, OSI Group has retained the top position in the food solutions industry.
David McDonald is a disciplined person and has been consistently making decisions that reflect the goals and principles of the company. OSI Group makes sure they do not skip on an opportunity on their radar. He is an aggressive businessman but at the same time, he is caring towards the staff and provided assistance and guidance to those who need it. David McDonald pushed the employees in providing high-quality services within strict deadlines. He never got over his college day and not long after he graduated, he started providing assistance to the college in different ways that include internships for meritorious students at OSI Group and funding of scholarships.
Apart from OSI, he holds leadership positions at other institutions. Till 2017, he served as an independent director for 9 years after Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos acquired OSI Food Solutions in 2008. He is also a Board Member at OSI Group and a director at OSI International Foods Limited (Australia). His journey has been tremendous and can provide inspiration to budding entrepreneurs.
This will give information around “OSI Industries”. An article will be recapped from “GazetteDay”. First, information from the website “hoovers”, on OSI Industries. That company is one of the biggest providers of products of meat to foodservice operators in the United States. This company has been boasting a bulged menu of products like an assortment of items of poultry, beef, and pork. Also poultry items like chicken nuggets. The number one chain of fast-food McDonald’s is the supplier of beef. Right now, it has over sixty production located in sixteen countries.
The article from “GazetteDay” written by Lisa Matthew being recapped is called “A Century of Innovation at OSI Industries. The “OSI Group” increased from submissive starts to a major corporate business is an essential slice of the American economic history from the 20th-century. The company is an increasing presence in the story that’s still evolving of the economy that’s globalized, modern.
It’s important to note that the history of OSI Group has roots in experience of American immigrants. At the 20th centuries turn, Otto Kolschowsky was a member of the Chicago, Illinois community. A quarter of the city’s population consisted of those of German descent. The city that thrived was both an industry served as both an entry point for modern immigrants who were going their way to build farms on plains and center of industry for the nation.
In 1909 in Oak Park located in Chicago’s west side, Kolschowsky in service to his community had opened a butcher ship and retail meat market. By the conclusion of World War One he had an expansion into the businesses wholesale side. In 1928 it became rebranded and had the name “Otto & Sons”. The company would still be successful and stable.
Otto and Sons became a global corporation called OSI Industries. When the end of the 1960s hit there was an easier way to make a type of product. This product would be consumer-driven, affordable, and consistent. Also, one that could be moved long distances to the range ever-widening of the restaurants of McDonald’s. That easier way would be used with technology. This was called flash freezing. This is a type of cryogenic food processing where with the utilization of liquid nitrogen food, frozen fast. This then paved the way for new opportunities for cost reduction and product expansion in the industry of food.
OSI Group is a world leader in providing quality products and custom solutions for the food industry. Their knack for serving up food that meets every industry standard has been recognized time and time again.
Recently, OSI won the 2016 Globe of Honour, which was presented by the British Safety Council. The award is given only to those companies who have demonstrated excellence in environmental management and an independent panel of experts decide which companies fit the bill. A company can’t even compete for the Globe of Honour without having first received the maximum five stars in the British Safety Council’s environmental management audit scheme.
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OSI Group itself has implemented Arrowsight Inc.’s third party 24/7/365 Remote Video Auditing (RVA) system in multiple food processing facilities in America. Among other things, this technology confirms that trailers are sealed and ensures that a set of safety protocols are always followed when food products are handled. Arrowsight Inc. Chief Executive Officer, Adam Aronson stated, “This RVA technology is a proven method for companies to better protect their food products.” OSI Group’s commitment to food safety, health standards, environmental management, and the sustainability of its company and how it treats the planet Earth is always a top priority with the company. OSI also works closely with the local communities it serves to ensure it is always on the cutting edge of providing real people the products they need.
There are many career opportunities for people who aspire to work with OSI Group, and the working environment for all of its employees is one of encouragement and enthusiasm. As an equal opportunity employer, OSI guarantees that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and that everyone in their employment is treated fairly. They know that it’s people who matter, and their business model is one that many companies around the world should look to emulate.