David Mcdonald is the current President of OSI Group, one of the worlds largest food providers. With over three decades of experience under his belt, David Mcdonald is widely known to be the cause of the incredible growth and innovation of OSI Group these past years. David Mcdonald’s priority when he entered the company as president was not to change the goals of OSI but to innovate the steps being taken to reach those goals. In an in-depth interview with David McDonald, we get to delve deeper into his mindset in order to better understand how he has been so successful during his time at OSI Group.
How does the “Can Do” ethics of OSI workout at the company?
David states that as a private company, OSI employees are encouraged to be patient and flexible with their projects in order to better serve their clients. This flexibility allows OSI to take the time to create better relationships.
How has the ability to have a large number of employees improve the company?
David believes that the cornerstone of the company is the relationships that employees have with their specific regional clients. Having the ability to maintain a large group of people at these locations can only result in great partnerships and happy clients.
Why is OSI Group so successful in the Chinese market?
If you’re going to be doing business in China, you better understand the culture, says David Mcdonald. The time that OSI took to establish itself in China is one of the added perks of being a private company, the flexibility of time was extremely important in forming a solid foundation with both the client and people as a whole.
Where Chinese technical issues a problem for OSI Group?
The partnerships formed with other companies and government agencies have been a huge help for the establishment of OSI Group in China says David Mcdondald. This is an excellent example of staying patient during difficult times.