David McDonald: Expanding OSI Group’s International Presence

David McDonald is the current president and chief executive officer of the OSI Group. One of his main goals is to transform the OSI Group into a multinational company, operating in every corner for the world and supplying the population with processed protein products. However, international companies face a lot of challenges when they start to operate overseas. Among these problems are government regulations, cultural and traditional aspects, and the availability of employment. Companies within the food industry face an additional challenge, which is the taste factor, since every culture differs in their taste preference. David McDonald managed to address these issues by employing management teams from the local population that would manage and oversee the operation of the satellite offices under the OSI Group.

OSI Group has been in the business for several decades. The company is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, and they are the leading supplier of meat and protein products. The company has also forged one of the longest lasting partnerships with McDonald’s restaurant, providing beef patties for the fast food giant. Under the leadership of David McDonald, the OSI Group has started to expand overseas, slowly fulfilling his goal of transforming the company into a multinational company. The OSI Group bought properties across every continent, and built more than 50 facilities for growing livestock and processing meat products. The OSI Group’s facilities in China are considered by David McDonald as the company’s gem, because it can process thousands of meats products in a day. This facility in China is also the reason why the OSI Group is considered as the largest poultry producer in the country.

David McDonald urged the satellite offices working under the OSI Group to continue practicing the sustainability within each facility. The OSI Group does not depend on any third party companies to supply the facilities with livestock needs, because the OSI Group is already creating each need internally. David McDonald, aside from his goal of creating a multinational company, also wanted to acquire small players in the international food processing scene. He recently acquired Baho Food to become one of the newest arms of OSI Group. Baho Food is a Dutch food processing company, and the reason why the OSI Group acquired a small Dutch company is because David McDonald wanted to expand the OSI Group’s presence in Europe. The OSI Group is optimistic that by acquiring small players, they can easily conquer the world.