David McDonald, President of OSI Industries, is in one way a throwback to another time. Less than one year after earning his BS in Animal Science from Iowa State University, he went to work for the OSI Group, and 31 years later he is still there. OSI Group LLC is a global food processor located in Aurora, IL. OSI employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.
According to a recent interview on Inspirey, McDonald started out near the bottom of OSI’s management hierarchy as a project manager. He immediately began climbing the company ladder.
OSI processes and distributes wholesale food products across the globe. The global nature of the business demands that McDonald pay constant attention to the logistics of maintaining an uninterrupted flow of products to its customers.
David McDonald says he shares and has shared OSI’s vision from his first day. That vision is OSI’s goal always to surpass customer expectations. Fulfilling that vision, says McDonald, is what keeps customers coming back.
McDonald says OSI strives to become one with the local culture. Only then can we truly grasp the needs of our customers. Only then can we deliver the things our customers welcome and need. OSI Group’s Spain Plant Doubles Chicken Output with Recent Expansion.
David McDonald allowed that dealing with OSI’s newest operation in China makes for an interesting set of challenges, particularly in establishing relationships with suppliers and government agencies. He re-emphasized that the key to and OSI’s success is that ability to build relationships. But McDonald says establishing the new plant in China has been very satisfying because of the broad challenges it’s presented.
David McDonald says that though he is proud OSI, he never brags about its success, and notes that that might prevent many from learning about OSI Group. However, he said, OSI’s clients do value the quality we provide, and that’s what matters.
Some of the acquisitions and expansions that occurred during McDonald’s time at OSI include the following.
• GenOSI Expansion & partnership, Philipines, 1990
• Vista Processed Foods in India, expansion, 1995
• Moy Park Chicken, acquisition, 1996
• Padley Poultry, acquisition, 2004
• Dove Valley, acquisition, 2004
• Amick Farms (poultry), acquisition, 2004
• Weihai Poultry in China, expansion, 2009
• Culinary Innovation Center Aurora, IL, creation, 2011
• DaOSI in China, joint venture, 2013
• and many others.
source:http://inspirery.com/david-mcdonald/ source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Group