David G. McDonald: The Man Behind OSI Group Sustainability

David G. McDonald, known to some as Dave, serves as the President/COO at OSI Group LLC, a global leading food processing company. Born and raised in Iowa State in the Midwestern United States.

David McDonald graduated from Iowa State University class of 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in animal science. Quite a hardworking man, David has gone on to acquire serious entrepreneurial skills that have assured him a position at the helm of the meat and food processing industry. He is also the current Chairman of the North American Meat Institute and a Director of the Mafrig Global Foods Company in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Based in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States of America. The company mainly deals with the processing of protein based food products to custom specifications for leading retail brands. Since joining the group 30 years ago, the company has achieved some significant results through David McDonald’s efforts.

For more than twenty years now, OSI Group’s presence has been felt in China since their inception in 1992. With a total of eight factories in the country and two more that are underway, the company will be the largest poultry producer in China. In a recent interview, David McDonald OSI Group pointed out that the company is making major improvements in the beef sector as it recently commissioned a beef processing plant in Poland.

A recent achievement of OSI Group was the purchase of Baho Foods, a Dutch meat processing company operating in Germany and the Netherlands. It was a big step in the expansion to Europe since Baho foods with over 60 years in operation and five subsidiary companies, operates in a total of 18 European countries. “Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe,” said David. And this is true for other parts of the world too like India where the company is surely taking over the market for meat and other processed foods.