David McDonald, The Most Respected CEO in the Industry

David McDonald is currently the President of OSI Group, the leader in food processing for fast-food restaurants. He grew up in Iowa and began to love agriculture at a very young age. McDonald studied animal science, graduating from the Iowa State University in Iowa. Shortly thereafter, he was given a position at OSI Industries, where he quickly climbed the corporate ladder, becoming CEO and President. Thanks to his exceptional leadership and support for his University, he was honored with several awards, including Iowa’s award for displaying exceptional achievement in academics, university activities and continuing these qualities as an alumni.

McDonald supports his fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho, and has helped create fundraising campaigns to continue his support. He also donates his time and money to several charities and non-profit organizations. He serves as Chairman on several boards including the American Meat Institute. David McDonald lives in Warrenville, Ill. with his wife Malinda. They have six children, two of which attend Iowa State.

OSI Group is known as the world’s leading supplier of sandwiches, pizza, beef patties and sausage links to the top fast-food brands in the country. They currently operate over 50 facilities in 17 different countries. China has been a big player in the success of the OSI Group. As China’s economy has skyrocketed, so has the presence of the OSI Group. They have 8 operational plants in China alone. Under McDonald’s leadership, OSI expanded the beef-processing facility in Poland by 30%. In India, they built a frozen food processing plant and a modern feed meel in Shandong. Recently, the OSI Group bought out Baho Food, a Dutch convenience food manufacturer. The acquisition of Baho Food has given OSI a bigger presence in Europe.

David McDonald and the OSI Group continue to evolve to fit their customers needs. They are working on bringing all-natural, certified organic foods to their big name clients. They currently serve top brands like Starbucks, Yum, Papa John’s Pizza and McDonalds. The OSI Group currently has a staff of over 20,000 employees around the world. David McDonald is known for creating a family-oriented atmosphere within OSI Industries.

His LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mcdonald-a1b1137