Iowa State University graduate David McDonald is the President of one of the world’s largest food distribution firms OSI Group. David has been with the company since 1987 when he graduated. He started working with OSI Group in the capacity of a project manager for the company’s planned expansion projects in Asia and Latin America. From his earliest period with OSI Group, David McDonald showed a huge amount of promise as well as demonstrating that he fully bought into the company’s culture which places a heavy amount of emphasis on family values. David McDonald is a true example of someone working their way up a company ladder through persistent and dedicated work.
One of the recent moves that OSI has made that has David McDonald excited is the merger with Australian poultry supplier Turi Foods. The merger company that will operate in Australia will now be known as Turosi Pty Ltd. The two companies have come to this critical merger because executives from both firms recognized the fact that the company cultures in both operations are similar, making the merger a good pairing. Turi Foods is based out of the Australian state of Victoria in the town of Thomastown. The firm has a strong customer base in Australia and supplies restaurants, butchers and supermarkets to name a few. David McDonald expressed how happy he was with the development of this merger. The strong reputation for customer service and doing reputable business that both companies are known for makes this an ideal merger that will be of great benefit to both organizations. David also feels that this merger will greatly increase OSI’s ability to serve its loyal customer base as well as attracting new customers. OSI Group acquires Dutch company Baho Food.
This merger comes just shortly after some other major acquisitions and expansions that OSI Group has engaged in. The company acquired Flagship Europe and Baho Food in 2016 in an effort to ramp up the company’s European profile. OSI also doubled its chicken production in its processing facility in Toledo, Spain in order to meet the ever-growing demand for chicken on menus in Spain and Portugal. With these events in mind, the merger with Turi Foods is right in line with recent company moves that have come out of OSI Group.
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