David McDonald is a skilled entrepreneur and the senior executive of OSI Group, LLC. He is an experienced professional with immense experience in the food processing industry. McDonald hails from Chicago, and he has served as the president of OSI Group, LLC for the last three decades.
McDonald’s education and career history
McDonald enrolled at Iowa State University and acquired a Bachelor of Science degree. While in college, he was involved in a variety of school-based activities and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. David McDonald joined OSI Group, LLC as the chief operating officer and quickly rose to the position of president of the company. During his early years in this company, he also served as a project manager. McDonald serves on the board of directors of OSI Group, LLC. He is also the chair of the North American Meat Institute, a trade association governing the poultry and meat industry in the United States. McDonald is also the director of Marfrig Global Foods S.A and the International Foods (Australia) Pty Limited.
McDonald’s involvement in the expansion strategies of OSI Group, LLC
McDonald has overseen the company’s significant transactions, including the acquisition of Baho Foods, a manufacturer of deli meats, convenience foods, and snacks. According to McDonald, the purchase of Baho Foods was approved by the government and is a plan aimed at growing OSI Group, LLC in Europe. He also added that Baho Foods portfolio is similar of that of OSI Group, LLC; hence, this will help broaden the company’s processing strengths in Europe. Baho Foods has been operational for the last six decades and had operations in Netherlands and Germany.
Baho Foods has five other subsidiaries, which include Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, Vital Convenience, Q Smart Life, and Gelderland Frischwaren. For this reason, OSI Group, LLC will be able to reestablish itself in Europe and reach out to more clients. Baho Foods staff and managing director John Balvers will retain their jobs. However, they will work under the new management. In a press release to announce the sale of Baho Foods, John Balvers told the press that he was excited. He stated that he looks forward to working with OSI Group, LLC in achieving its strategic mission.