David McDonald has supervised the growth of OSI group as its Chief Operations Officer. The company acquired Baho Foods in order to strengthen its operating position in Europe. Baho Foods is a European food distributor that has carved out its own section of the market in the area. It has been in business for over 60 years and is expected to give OSI Group the boost it needs to expand throughout the continent.
OSI Group has continued to push for growth under David McDonald’s leadership. The company acquired Tyson Foods, which is a local operator in the Chicago area. Tyson Foods was in danger of closing its doors and subtracting nearly 500 jobs from the marketplace. David McDonald and his team were able to prevent the closure and save these jobs, keeping all employees at work.
Flagship Food Group was yet another acquisition approved by David McDonald. Flagship Food Group is also a European food manufacturer that specializes in mayonnaise and other sauces. McDonald is excited about the acquisition and believes that Flagship Food Group will add a tremendous surge of energy to the OSI team.
David McDonald has made several decisions that impacted the daily of business of OSI Group’s national operations. He reevaluated the management structure in the China district and decided that new policy needed to be implemented. Leaders in the area would now be held accountable by a rotating team of experts that knows what the international standards of OSI Group organization are. The goal is to maintain an acceptable level product readiness on a worldwide basis.
David McDonald is a native of Iowa and attended Iowa State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree there in animal science before joining OSI Group immediately after college. He has remained with the company ever since in order to rise to its top executive position.
OSI Group is an international organization that began as a family-owned meat market over 100 years ago. The company was founded by a German immigrant who began supplying meat to individual customers and local food businesses in the Chicago area. Otto Kolschowsky struck a deal with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950s to become its primary meat supplier. The company later became OSI Industries and now has a business operation that includes Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks and Papa John’s Pizza. It has been ranked by Forbes as the 58th largest privately owned company in the United States.