OSI Group’s Massive Growth under David McDonald’s Leadership

David McDonald is the president of OSI group, and he sits on the board of directors. He acquired an Animal Science degree from Iowa State University. David worked as a project manager of OSI industries and is the chairman of North American Meat Institute. In 2008, David was a director at South Africa’s Marfrig Global foods. OSI Group is an international industry leader in food processing. It operates in 17 different countries with 65 facilities. OSI Group was ranked number 58 on the Forbes list in the category of largest private companies. OSI Group comprises of OSI International Foods and OSI industries. It conducts business in many states including West Chicago, Illinois, Oakland, Chicago, Geneva, Iowa, Utah, West Jordan, Riverside, California, Fort Atkinson, and Wisconsin. OSI produces bacon, fish, vegetables, poultry, dough products, pork, pizza, and hot dogs. The company supplies food to fast food chains like Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, and Papa John’s Pizza.

China has enjoyed OSI’s operations in the country for the past two decades. There are many factories in the country making OSI the largest poultry producer in China. David McDonald’s interest in China stemmed from the fact that the country is the most significant growing consumer market and has a large population. David McDonald has overseen the expansion of OSI into various countries. He believes in product development and production capacity to offer more to customers. David McDonald insists on the partnering process used to give consumers what they want especially now that consumers are more demanding and choose. David pushes for consistent engagement with equipment manufacturers to develop food safety and quality. Some of the machines used by OSI group contain Xray components used to detect foreign particles.

In 2016 Baho food, which is OSI Group acquired a Dutch Manufacturer of convenience foods. According to David McDonald, the products and services offered by Baho foods have made it a welcome addition to the OSI group family. It strengthens processing and increases the capability of OSI group. Baho consists of five subsidiaries, which are Bakx foods, Q smart Life, Vital Convenience, Gelderland Frischwaren and Henri van de Bilt. It has processing plants in Netherlands and Germany and serves 18 countries in Europe. Both David and John Blavers who is the managing director of Baho were excited about the partnership. It boosted the growth of both companies and their ability to provide affordable, tasty but healthy food which, is currently highly demanded by customers.

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