David McDonald is the President of OSI Group, one of the worlds most renowned food processing and wholesale firms. He hails originally from Iowa and grew up with a background in farming. After a successful college career at Iowa State University and the attainment of his animal science degree he entered into the business world. While serving as Chairman with the North American Meat Institute, David McDonald joined the team at OSI Group, initially working as a project manager for Asia and Latin America. Over thirty years later, David has worked his way up to one of the top positions within the OSI Group corporate ladder and continues to help the company in its every growing business that now encompasses operations in seventeen different countries around the world. The constantly evolving nature of the food business is something that David focuses on. While OSI has a commitment to always maintaining its core values of family and customer service, the company is always looking to find innovative ways to continue to apply these values so that it stays on top of the game in the food business.
David talked about several ways in which OSI grows its business and generates new customers in a recent Inspirery interview. A big part of the OSI formula that he opened up about was the fact that the company strives to become a part of the community wherever it sets up operations. This helps OSI to gain a true understanding of the individual and often greatly varying markets around the world. This along with the company’s success at creating highly valuable partnerships with organizations that are already operating in the countries OSI is moving into has been a huge part of the recipe for success.
OSI Group itself is a perfect example of an American success story. All of the parts are present. The company was originally founded as a butcher operations by an immigrant from Germany named Otto Kolschowsky. He grew the firm into a successful wholesale enterprise that eventually attracted valuable clients such as McDonald’s. In a lot of ways the growth of McDonald’s and OSI Group ran a parallel course as OSI had to increase its output to keep up with the demand that the growth of McDonald’s demanded. By the 1970s the Kolschowsky family had brought in brilliant entrepreneur Sheldon Lavin as a partner in the firm and he helped the business expand to the international level. He continues on today as CEO and Chairman for OSI. 1987 saw the arrival of David McDonald. Recent years have seen major expansion into Europe and Australia. Just recently the company acquired Dutch food company Baho Food, British food company Flagship Europe and Australian food company Turi Foods.
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