David McDonald Explains How He Runs OSI Group, A Global Food Supplier

Running a global company requires careful and professional guidance to ensure its stability and growth in all markets. Management of global markets necessitates keen observation of different factors such as government regulations, cultural nuances and talent pool.

OSI Group, a global food supplier, is one of the few international companies that have maintained a constant growth in the market. OSI Group’s President, David McDonald, said that they are strategically positioned in the global market. He added that there local management teams are well versed with local cultures and preferences. David went on to say that OSI Group’s ability to thrive in the global market is driven by the company’s efficiency in offering local solutions and power of global scale.

OSI Group is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. It is a top supplier of value-added protein products like beef patties and sausage links. They also supply additional products like pizzas and sandwiches. The company has over 50 factories in 17 nations. Their clients include McDonald’s, Saizeriya, Subway, Yum, Burger King and Papa John’s. OSI has a strong presence in China where it has grown with the country’s economy for the past 20 years. In 2012, the company registered an impressive growth considering that they expanded their presence in other markets, including Geneva and Hungary. In addition, David McDonald said that OSI Group interacts with equipment manufacturers to ensure that they deliver products that promote food safety and quality.

With extensive experience of over 30 years in the food industry, David McDonald has been able to deliver impressive results at OSI Group. His extensive knowledge has seen him successfully guide employees under him to work towards achieving OSI Group’s goals. He is also talented in International Business. Previously, David was OSI Group’s Project Manager. Over the years, David McDonald OSI Group has climbed through the ranks to hold top positions having bigger responsibilities. He serves as the Chairman and Board Member of North American Meat Institute.

Since the late 2008, he has been an independent director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. after the company acquired OSI Group operations in Brazil and Europe. David McDonald served as a director at OSI International Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd. He is an alumnus of Iowa State University.

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