David Mcdonald Adds Sustainability to the Hearts of OSI Group
David Mcdonald, the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, drives a global sustainability mission inside the organization. He believes that the current generation should not harm the development and resource needs of future generations, and he implanted the concept to the firm’s sustainability efforts. Under the leadership of Mcdonald, OSI Group works in three key areas to bring a revolutionary change in the mission, and that includes social responsibility, the environment, and sustainable supply chain. As a leader in the food processing industry with a global foot print, OSI Group provides a safe workplace for its employees, offers positive contributions to various communities it serves, and ensures highest quality food products with stringent safety measures to its customers.
While shaping the firm’s commitment to sustainability, Mcdonald also ensures that strategic business decisions are made to contain the growth demands of the company. He is known for some critical acquisitions that paved ways to access to some of the important markets and expansion of the business. For instance, in August 2016, Mcdonald played a significant role in the acquisition of Baho Food, a food and meat processing company based in Netherlands. It should be noted that the firm has plants in Netherlands and Germany, and it holds five subsidiary companies with a distribution network in 18 European countries. “Bringing Baho Food under the roof of OSI would improve our business and give a broader presence for OSI Group across Europe,” said Mcdonald. “The line of products and brands are aligned with the reputation of OSI and add capabilities that help us to serve our customers better.”
Mcdonald joined the group in 1987, and currently, he has 30 years of experience in food processing industry. He is serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of North American Meat Institute and collaborating with Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as its independent director. Mcdonald completed his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Iowa State University before venturing to the food industry. He is credited with expanding the firm’s operations across the world beginning from the 1980s and led it to a global brand with aggressive growth strategies.
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