The Man Behind The Success Of OSI Food Solution: David McDonald

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.