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OSI Group’s President, David McDonald
June 23, 2017

David McDonald serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer(COO) of OSI Group, a global food distributor. According to Mr. McDonald, the team at OSI Group is in charge of the operations of the company on a large-scale basis. In addition, the company’s local management and global logistics team works closely together to ensure that the operations run smoothly.

David McDonald’s Educational Background

Mr. David McDonald holds a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. McDonald is a board member of OSI Group and the Director of Australia’s OSI International Foods Limited. Since 2008, Mr. David McDonald OSI Group has also served as an independent director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A, a position held after Marfrig acquired operations of OSI Group in Brazil and Europe.

David McDonald Improves OSI Group’s Sustainability

OSI Group is a leading global food-processing company with a revenue of about 6 billion dollars per year. In fact, as of 2015, the company recorded 6.1 billion in terms of its asset base. According to Mr. McDonald, government regulations play a major role in the company’s day to day operations. The company’s headquarters is based in Aurora, Illinois. OSI Group has more than 50 facilities and a global workforce of almost 20,000 workers who are operational in 17 countries such as China and Europe.

OSI understands that diversifying the menu in the food industry is vital, therefore, it offers a wide selection of various food products such as fruits & vegetables, pizza, bacon, hot dogs, fish, poultry, and meat patties. For example, in 2008 when the Beijing Olympic games took place, OSI China successfully supplied 113tons of pork, beef, chicken, eggs products, as well as dehydrated onions. Over the years, OSI Group has grown to be the largest poultry producer that caters for high-end clients like McDonald’s, Starbucks, Yum, Subway, Burger King, Papa John’s, and Saizeriya.

David McDonald’s Take on The Acquisition of Baho Food

In August 2016, OSI announced that it had made an acquisition on Baho Food to focus on the expansion of the European market. Baho Food is Dutch company that focuses on food processing and preparation of deli snacks and meat. The acquisition of Baho will assist OSI Group to strategically position itself in the European market.

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