David McDonald’s Notable Success at OSI

Mr. David G. McDonald holds two positions at OSI Group, LLC. He is the President as well as its COO. OSI is a world leading food-processing company which had $6.1 billion in sales last year alone.

The company has more than 50 facilities in 17 countries. McDonald holds a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. Prior to becoming president of OSI, David had been working independently as the Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. He currently serves as Chairman of North American Meat Institute. David’s leadership roles also involve being a director and board member of OSI International Foods Australia and OSI Group, respectively.

David has had tremendous success at OSI group. He has helped to improved the company’s sustainability by investing his own personal time to travel to the company’s different facilities to gain a local perspective on the unique problems faced there. He attributes the company’s international success to being flexible to change but remaining true to its principles. According to him an important catalyst for success is to pay keen attention to and appreciate the different business cultures in the locale where you work in.

David Mcdonald OSI Group has recently celebrated 20 years in China since it opened its first plant in 1992. David says it took patience and time to be successful in this particular market. He agrees the company went through a learning curve at first, but after a while, they were on their feet. They discovered the need to listen first to understand their clients’ perspective and to engage with the government as they sort out their agenda. In 2008, OSI China successfully supplied 113 tons of five kinds of products to the Olympics at Beijing. The company received zero complaints, and since then, OSI China has been the supplier for many well-known brands including Starbucks, Papa John’s, Burger King and Subway.