David McDonald who is the current president and Chief Operating officer at OSI Group went to Iowa State University where he graduated with a degree in Animal Science. McDonald joined North American Meat Institute after graduating and rose up the ranks to be the chairman, later he joined OSI Group as a project manager. He was excited with his new job since what it does is in line with what McDonald did in college. OSI Group is a premier global supplier of custom value-added food products. He worked his way up the ladder by striving to improve the services the company offers to its vast and unique clients and eventually became the president of OSI Group.
David McDonald has been with OSI Group for over 30 years and has played a crucial role in the success of the company in the local and global market by ensuring that they do not compromise on the quality of services and products they offer to their customers. McDonald believes that to have a good relationship with the customer an element of trust must exist and this is achieved by observing some level of professionalism when dealing with them. OSI Group is privately owned, and this allows them to be flexible when making various decisions and also gives them the freedom to make long-term decisions. Proximity to the customers has been deemed to be useful when it comes to management decision making, and OSI Group has achieved this by engaging partners in the day-to-day decision making.
OSI encourages innovativeness which helps a lot in solving various obstacles facing customers, being effective is a top priority for the company but at the same time failure and mistake arise in the process. David McDonald is a firm believer that mistakes and failures provide a valuable lesson, and this encourages the entrepreneurial spirit since one will be willing to take the risk which might bring high returns to the company in future. Food safety, quality, and wholesomeness is a top priority for OSI Group, and they treat their customers like family, and this has gone a long way in ensuring the global success the company is enjoying. In its quest to expand its operation to various parts of the world, it Acquired Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a Dutch company which specializes in deli meat and processing of other foods. This move has enabled the company to have a better presence in the European market. David McDonald has made it a top priority to take advantage of the Asian market by establishing 10 Chinese facilities that handle poultry. Growth is the primary goal of the OSI Group, and under the leadership of McDonald, they are optimistic about what the future holds.
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