For a company to thrive in the food industry, it must have established its roots in several countries. This strategy enables the company to not only attend to local clients but also maintain its presence in the international food market. With branches in the U.S., China, and Europe, OSI Group is among the companies with a large customer base in the food industry.
David McDonald, the company’s president, believes that OSI’s global network plays key role in fostering service delivery on an international level. He is also certain that OSI’s local management team work diligently to understand local tastes and cultures. The privately-owned firm established over 50 food facilities across 17 nations.
OSI Group maintains its local presence through its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. The company is a trusted supplier of value-added protein supplements such as beef patties and sausage. The firm also acts as a supplier of pizza and sandwiches to world-renowned food-service and retail companies.
Presence in China
In the business world, China is known as a ready market for processed goods due to its population. As the president of food processing heavyweight, David McDonald is working with other members of the firm’s management team to employ the firm’s “local-solution” and “global-efficiency” strategy to build more facilities in China. For the last two decades, OSI Group has been maintaining its presence in the country with eight facilities.
OSI Group seeks to build two more factories to become the largest poultry meat producer in China. To achieve this goal, OSI Group collaborated with Zhoukou-based DOYOD Group and founded DaOSI, a poultry operation. In China, OSI Group supplies value-added protein supplements to Burger King, Papa John’s, Starbucks, and McDonald’s.
About David McDonald
David McDonald, popularly known as Dave, is an American business executive with more than two decades of managerial experience. He is in charge of general operations at OSI Group as the COO and president. He was previously involved with OSI Industries when he served in the capacity of project manager.
McDonald served in the position of independent director at a Brazilian company known as Marfig Global Foods. Today, he seats in North American Meat Institute’s board as chairperson and OSI Group’s board of directors as an executive member. McDonald is the director of OSI Group’s subsidiary known as OSI International Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd. He went to Iowa State University for his tertiary education and graduated with an undergraduate degree in animal science.