David McDonald, president and Chief Operations Officer (COO) of OSI group, was born and raised on a small farm in northeast Iowa in 1964.He attended Iowa State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He also received Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. Upon graduating, he joined the OSI industries and worked his way up to become President and COO.
The OSI Group is a leading global food processing company, with over 50 facilities in 17 different countries. David McDonalds stated that In order to run smoothly, the OSI Group has employed local management groups to efficiently run and provide local solutions to arising problems according to the culture and the governance of each country. OSI has operated in China for over 20 years growing with the emerging Chinese economy. In 2013 OSI was Operating 8 factories with 2 new facilities in progress, this would later see the organization as the leading producer of poultry in the nation. In 2008 during the Olympic Games in Beijing, OSI China successfully supplied 113 tons of 5 different kinds of products including chicken, beef, pork, dehydrated onions, and eggs.
OSI group has launched an expanded production and processing facilities in different countries of the world with McDonald as its President. In September 2012, the group opened a beef-processing facility in Poland replacing an existing operation that increased the stuff by 30 percent. In January 2013 the company launched a new modern feed mill with a yearly capacity of 600,000 metric tons in Shandong province, making it one of the largest feed mills operational in China. It also opened a new frozen foods processing facility in Madanapalle, India for manufacturing of vegetable products for restaurants and retail industries in March 2012. On June the same year, the company announced opening a new facility in Geneva III., producing branded and private-labeled frozen entrees attached to another facility owned by refrigerated warehouse and distribution services company Millard.
In 2016 August, OSI group Aurora III. acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food. Baho Food is a private operating Dutch company involved in the manufacturing of meat products for the retail and food service industries. It has a history of almost 60 years operating in both Germany and Netherlands with 5 secondary companies- Vital Convenience, Bakx Foods, Gelderland, Q Smart Life and Henri van de Bilt providing services to more than 18 European countries. David McDonald said that acquiring Baho Food provides OSI a border existence in Europe. He also stated that Baho Food brands and products complement OSI’s processing power while expanding its capabilities to best serve the developing needs of its customers.
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Rainbow34 September 30, 2017