David McDonald is the President and COO of The OSI Group. OSI is fast becoming the largest privately-owned food provider for industry brands around the globe. As the capable aegis of The OSI Group, Mr. McDonald said that it is his goal to make the company the premiere food manufacturer and distributor both nationally and internationally. In the United States, OSI supplies food products to popular food service companies including Subway, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Starbucks, etc.
David has a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Iowa State University. After graduation, he took a job at OSI Industries which has rewarded him with many managerial positions within the company. Under his leadership, The OSI Group has acquired national and global food manufacturing plants, like the 2016 purchase of Europe’s Baho Food Company which helped to increase their food line by adding more poultry, desserts, and other condiments.
Additional food manufacturing acquisitions have included the popular Tyson Foods in Chicago which Mr. McDonald said has vastly increased the OSI Group expansion into Illinois. The OSI Group manages global industry plants in more than 17 regions like South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, India, and the Asian Pacific areas. Within the food service industry, The OSI Group also partners with many co-packing companies around the world.
The OSI Group is known for providing nutritious foods for top retail and restaurant service industries. The OSI Group operates in the United States under the name of OSI Industries, LLC. The OSI Group is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois with plants located in California, Utah, and Wisconsin. Internationally, The OSI Group operates under popular brand-named food products.
Due to his global management leadership, David McDonald has received many awards throughout the years. The awards are generally given in the category of best environmental service practices and working in safety and health. The British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor has given The OSI Group an award every year since 2013.
Wherever the OSI Group operates, Mr. McDonald said that it is their goal to boost that country’s economy. OSI partners with local farms and agricultural plants while using quality food processing machines and providing work for the local area. In his personal life, David McDonald still lives in Illinois where he grew up. He continues to provide scholarship programs and supports many local charities. Mr. McDonald and his family supports an Illinois agricultural student learning center which has gained international prominence.
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