A Look At The Role David McDonald Plays At OSI Group

David McDonald is a business executive who works for OSI Group, one of the largest food processing company in the world. He is a member of the 1987 graduating class of Iowa State University, earning a bachelor of science degree in animal science. He joined OSI Group right out of college and swiftly moved up the ladder. He is now the Chief Operating Officer and president making him the second highest executive at OSI Group.

OSI Group is a global food supplier with facilities in 17 different nations. Its customers are both retail brands and restaurant chains for it provides value-added food products. They have a global supply chain and due to their scale they can buy superior food at good prices. Due to his role at OSI Group David McDonald oversees this company’s business operations. One task he recently completed was upgrading his company’s Spanish facility. This facility supplies food to restaurants in both Spain and Portugal and has seen a big uptick in the demand for chicken over the past decade.
He approved spending €17 million which doubled the amount of chicken they can process, going from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons due to installing a new high-production line.

When OSI Group expands in an international market it usually does so by either acquiring another company in the industry or it starts a joint venture with another firm. 2016 was a busy year for acquisitions. David McDonald handled the negotiations to buy two European companies in that year, Baho Food and Flagship Europe. He also handled the negotiations for buying a Tyson Food plant in Chicago that was in the process of being shut down. Additionally, he oversaw the opening of a new facility in the Philippines which is being run by OSI Group’s joint venture there, GenOSI.

In May 2018 OSI Group completed a merger with Turi Foods in Australia that David McDonald handled. The new company is called Turosi Pty. Ltd. which is now based in Thomaston, Victoria. He said this company now supplies restaurants, grocery stores, butcher shops, specialty chicken stores, and outlets that sell roasted chicken.

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