David McDonalds President and COO of OSI Industries

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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September 30, 2017

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Documenting the History of George Soros the Political Philanthropist

It is no brainer that George Soros is one man committed to putting social systems in check. All his life, George’s passion has been to see to it that all people live in harmony regardless of geographical location. Born in Budapest, George Soros has found his success in America, a place where he has called home for more than two decades. Although now highly successful, George Soros’ past was one filled with a lot of uncertainty. George who was born in 1930 experienced the Nazi Occupation that occurred between 1944 and 1945. At only fourteen years of age, George Soros got to see more than half a million Hungarian Jews get murdered by the Nazis, an ordeal that remains fresh in his mind.

George Soros owes his life to his parents, who amidst all the intolerance found a way of concealing their Jewish backgrounds from the Nazis. I believe that such an ordeal is what has inspired George Soros to spend more than $12 billion fighting for the rights of the oppressed. It is after moving to London that Soros found financial success and has since used his newly found fortune to create the Open Society Foundations, an organization with many affiliated groups from all over the world.

Today, George Soros’ influence gets felt in more than one hundred countries, a testament to George’s devotion to uniting the world. Thanks to Mr. Soros, democracy is no longer a fallacy but has become more of reality be it in Europe, Africa, or Asia. In recent times, George Soros has been overly concerned about how the modern society is adopting capitalistic tendencies. To this end, a significant threat to the open and democratic society looms making communities susceptible to economic exploitation.

As individualism steps in, fewer people now find the time to cooperate with their neighbors. Self-satisfaction and gain are now the order of the day and have significantly contributed to the social division we realize today. Selfishness has contributed to corruption, whereby people in high places milk public coffers dry all for personal gain. Since everyone wants to satisfy their ego and bellies, the world is now shifting to one dark place.

Soros feels like if nothing gets done soon, then civil unrest will be the order of the day. For us to salvage the situation, there will be a need for the laissez-faire form of capitalism to get reinvented so that instead of centering on individual interests, people now start working towards realizing common goals.

The time has come for us to reevaluate and analyze the free market model and come up with stringent measures that will ensure global sustainability in days to come. Looking through the keen eye of George Soros, it is evident that a lot needs to get done.

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September 10, 2017

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