OSI Group’s Expanding Global Food Markets

While much of the food industry can seem like a large group of regional or national companies, more and more American companies are making their footprint expanded to other countries. That is the case with OSI Group which has expanded their successful operation platform across the globe. While their base is in Aurora Illinois, the company has expanded their operations to having 50 facilities in 17 different countries with more underway.

The company focus has been on providing high quality meat and vegetable products to markets all over the globe. In each country, the focus is predominantly based on food and culture requirements as each country dietary focuses are significantly different. In the United States, the focus for the company revolves a great deal around packaging and preparing food items such as beef patties and sausage links as well as frozen pizza and pre-prepared foods like sandwiches, to retail companies and foodservice companies.

The company has learned through research and marketing data that making an impact on the food industries of the world requires a close study of cultural food trends. In each region of the world, OSI has learned that the dietary mainstays vary based on tradition, culture and economics. Based on the knowledge they acquire; the company has done very well marketing to each region the items that are of particular importance to that region of the world.

Growing Global Markets

In China another leading market expansion for OSI, the focus has been on poultry which has a takes up a significant part of the meat market for that country. This is because the Chinese consume an enormous amount of poultry which is a mainstay in their diet. Presently, the company has opened two new facilities in China which now makes them the largest poultry provider in the nation.

By contrast, in Poland, several years ago OSI Group took over and revamped a beef processing plant that is in line with the country’s beef consumption. In addition, in 2013 India OSI Group opened a new frozen foods processing plant in the city of Madanapalle. The food plant’s primary focus is in keeping with cultural food norms for the region and focuses on the manufacturing of vegetable products that cater both to fast-food-service restaurants and retail grocers of India.

In Hungary, OSI Food Solutions recently added a bulk capacity production line. The focus was in building a larger cold storage facility in Bábolna for expansion capacity of their chicken products. The new $25 million addition allowed the company to triple the production capacity of their quality processed chicken products to a total of 22,000 tons annually. Back in America, OSI recently opened a new plant in Geneva, Ill. that produces name brand as well as private-labeled brand frozen entrées.

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November 25, 2017

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OSI Group President David McDonald

History of David McDonald’s education and work

David McDonald was born in Lowa. He graduated from Lowa state university in 1987 with an outstanding senior award of Wallace E. Barron and animal science bachelor’s degree.

He began his work at OSI industries in Chicago. He worked here till he became the president and chief operating officer of the industry and the chairman of the North American meat institute. He initiated Agricultural Entrepreneurship at OSI through which he employed a group of students at OSI facilities in China.

How is David McDonald helping to improve OSI Group Sustainability?

David McDonald has notable improvements which have ensured sustainability of OSI group. He has launched a facility of beef processing in Poland. An up-to-date feed mill has also been erected in Shandong province as well as a frozen food processing plant in India.

David McDonald has made significant improvements in the company. This has been evident in poultry production in the Chinese market. He has launched a DaOSI which is a joint-venture in partnership with DOYOO group.

His experience in Government regulation, consumer’ taste, cultural nuances, and the talent pool has helped him penetrate other markets like Hungary and Geneva. This has led to the production of world-class products and services by OSI to its clients.

McDonald has also established a global network of in-house teams and firms. David has also ensured that every management office at the regional level has a proper understanding of the culture and perceptions of local consumers. All these have ensured sustainability of OSI group.

What did David McDonald say regarding the acquisition of baho food?

David McDonald’s said that the acquisition of baho food into the OSI industry would satisfy the taste buds of their foreign customers. This will expand the European market of the sector and intensify its presence in the local market. He further said that OSI would assimilate their operational approaches with those of baho foods to produce products that meet the standards of their processes. This will also ensure that the quality revered in the local scene is maintained.

The union of the two groups would help the firms release great success in the regions. However, baho foods will retain its employees. David said that the management team of its group will be well acquainted with the cultures and cuisine of every region. It will work to ensure an operation that caters to all these needs in the region.

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November 4, 2017

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David McDonald’s Role In The Expansion Of OSI Group

As one of the top two executives at OSI Group, LLC., David McDonald is aligned with the CEO is expanding the reach of this privately held company. OSI Group has been on a rapid expansion since the 1970’s and McDonald has been a big part of this. He has spent his entire professional career at this company and over the years rose up the ladder at the company to become one of its top leaders.

Graduating from Iowa State University, David McDonald holds a degree in animal science. It was right after graduating from college that David McDonald joined OSI Group. In addition to now being the president of the company he is also the chief operating officer. Expanding beyond his role at OSI Group he also serves other positions in the food industry. He also serves as the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute. Additionally, he works for Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as one of their Independent Directors as well as OSI International Foods for which he serves as a Director.

David McDonald started working for OSI Group in 1987. This was about 10 years after Sheldon Lavin invested in the company and as the Chief Executive Officer started expanding the company internationally. McDonald has been very active in the company greatly increasing its international presence. He was instrumental in a number of acquisitions over the year. In just the last year he handled the negotiations for two major acquisitions in Europe for OSI Group. These two deals were buying Baho Foods in the Netherlands and Flagship Europe in the UK.

OSI Group is a food processing company. The main thing they supply to their customers is protein items like beef, chicken, turkey, and seafood. Under the leadership of David McDonald they have also expanded into other food such as fruits, vegetables, sauces, marinades, and other items. Working along with Lavin he has been a large part of expanding OSI Group into Europe and Asia. His company has been operating in China, for example, for 20 years and so was one of the first American companies to see the opportunity of the huge and increasingly wealthy population of that country.

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November 1, 2017

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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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