David McDonald is the President and a sitting board member with one of the worlds largest food processing and wholesale distribution companies, OSI Group. He has been an employee with the first for over thirty years, beginning in 1987 when he graduated with his animal science degree from Iowa State University. Since starting with OSI Group as a project manager, David McDonald has risen through the company ranks to become one of the world’s leading food executives. He has always been passionate about growing the OSI brand and helping the company to expand globally. This is a primary reason why David McDonald was such a perfect fit for OSI Group from the very beginning of his employment tenure with the company. OSI Group is known for being a company that will always strive to make strategic expansion of its footprint through partnerships as well as acquisitions and David has helped steer the company through many of these sorts of waters during his long tenure with the firm. He has been at the heart of several big moves that OSI Group has made over the last few years, particularly since 2016. These moves include acquisitions in several key global markets as well as some other big growth efforts that OSI has taken on in order to help maintain the level of service that has made the company so successful in its century-plus existence.
Flagship Europe and Baho Food are the newest company’s that come under the OSI Group banner in Europe. These two outstanding operations are what David McDonald has described as ideal fits for the way that OSI Group does business. The add a significant amount of value to the OSI Group brand in the critical market that is Europe. Another big acquisition was the recent purchase of Turi Foods out of Australia. This move is massive for OSI Group’s expansion efforts in this outstanding market and it brings OSI another great set of opportunities to show the Australian market what the legendary OSI Group service really is all about.
Upgrades of facilities have also been of chief concern to OSI Group and David McDonald in the last few years. It became obvious that a major expansion would have to happen at the processing facility in Spain due to the massive increase in demand for processed chicken the OSI Group executives in the region had detected. The massive upgrades to the facilities processing line have seen results that are very encouraging. Chicken production has doubled at this Toledo, Spain location.
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