The President and COO of OSI Group, LLC Mr. David McDonald or Dave as he is commonly known is a respected leader in the meat industry. McDonald is also the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute (AMI) and Director of OSI International Foods Australia Pty Ltd.
David McDonald obtained his Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1987. As a leading authority in the food industry, McDonald has had a lot to say about the industry, even as he continues to expand the company globally. OSI Group is a global leader in supplying protein rich foods such as beef patties, sandwiches and sausages.
The OSI Group operates over 50 facilities in 17 countries including Poland, Switzerland, India, Germany, Holland and China, where it has been operating for over 20 years. About 5 years ago OSI Group put a state-of-the art beef processing plant in Poland, in a move that saw its workforce grow by a staggering 30%. At the same time, the company invested in a multimillion dollar feed mill with a capacity of 600,000 metric in the industrial Shandong Province of China.
OSI Group celebrated its 20 years of operation in China on September 2012. During the 2008 Olympic games held in Beijing, OSI Group was chosen as the preferred supplier of chicken, beef dehydrated onion and eggs to various McDonald eateries around the country.
The move by David McDonald OSI Group presented a perfect opportunity to grow the company; some of the clients that came on board include Burger King, Papa John’s, Starbucks and Subway. On August 2016, Food Business News revealed that OSI Group was acquiring Baho Food, a Dutch based manufacturer of deli meats, convenience foods and snacks for the retail and food service industries at an undisclosed amount.
At the time of its acquisition, the Baho food operated 5 processing plants in Europe; three in Germany and two in Holland. Speaking to the press after the deal was closed, the Managing Director of Baho Food, Mr. John Balvers termed the deal exciting as he looked forward to discharge his redirected management duties.
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