OSI under the leadership of David McDonald, the President and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has completed its merger with Turi foods. The two firms believe that their shared ownership will enable them to build a food solutions group that taking into consideration that they share similar cultures. Speaking about the matter, McDonald said that both OSI and Turi have been able to build a strong reputation among the clients each firm serves and there is a potential in helping the customers through new innovative ways and the ability for the two to mutually excel as a team. Turi foods and OSI (Australia) will still operate their plants in Victoria.
OSI industries recently celebrated over 100 years in the food processing industry. From a small retail meat market, OSI Group has grown to one of the world’s largest food providers. It prides itself with over 65 facilities that are in over seventeen countries and over 20 thousand employees. David McDonald has been in the forefront of ensuring that OSI gets a well-established global network with firms and in-house team. He has ensured that all the regional management teams clearly understand the cultures and the tastes of their respective local consumers. OSI also added Baho Foods to their Umbrella. According to McDonald, the acquisition increases the group’s presence in Europe. The move was essential to ensure that they can serve the changing customers need in the market.
Earlier on, David McDonald also served as OSI Industries’ Project Manager. He also happens to be the chairman of the North American Meat Institute. After the acquisition of the OSI operation in Brazil and Europe by Marfrig frigorificos e Comercio de Alimentos in the year 2008, McDonald has from then been an independent director. He is the Director of OSI Foods (Australia) and is also a member of the OSI Group board of directors. McDonald has an Animal Science degree from Lowa State University. Mr. McDonald strongly believes that the provision of more products to customers is based on the production capacity and also the development of the products. David McDonald has significantly contributed to the growth and the success of OSI Group.