David McDonald is a product of the OSI machine. His resume reflects time spent with an organization that commits itself to its employees. OSI has been about growth, change and expansion from the very beginning. Leaders at the organization must be able to adjust to the different avenues that are created as the company pushes forward to be a trendsetter in its industry. OSI Group began as a small family-owned organization and has grown into an international enterprise. The company has been able to accomplish this by being careful about the type of individuals it selects as team members. McDonald began working with OSI right out of college and has remained with the organization ever since.
David McDonald took over as COO of OSI Group after being with the organization for many years. He is originally from Iowa and attended Iowa State University. David majored in animal science. After completing his bachelor’s degree he joined OSI as an intern for Sheldon Lavin. David observed the nature of the company and took in the environment around him. He became a member of the OSI team when the company was experiencing a tremendous amount of growth. OSI Group had recently secured a deal with K&K Foods, which was the foundation of the OSI Asia-Pacific branch in Taiwan. The company has continued to expand throughout the Pacific Rim and Central America.
OSI Group has continued to expand its influence. David McDonald has been at the helm of several major business transactions. He supervised the purchase of Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods is a Chicago-based company that was looking to close for business. David McDonald and his team were able to purchase the plants at Tyson Foods and keep them running. The deal saved nearly 500 Tyson Foods employees from unemployment. David McDonald also oversaw the acquisitions of Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group. These are two European food manufacturers that will add great value to the OSI business model. The move was designed to secure OSI’s position in the European region and open up new markets in the industry.