In the 2000’s there have been very few companies in any industry that have experienced the kind of growth that OSI Group has. David McDonald has been a major contributor throughout the company’s spectacular arc of growth. In fact, David McDonald has been with the company for more than 30 years and has worked his way up from his first position as a project manager to his current role as president and chief operating officer.
The food industry would not be the same without OSI Group in the mix. No one could’ve predicted that OSI would become the global leader in the food industry it is today based on its beginnings as a local butcher shop in Chicago. A huge turn of fate happened however and it became one of the primary regional meat suppliers for the then-novel McDonald’s restaurant chain. Since then OSI Group has continued to expand its operations in both the states and internationally.
David McDonald grew up on a farm in northeast Iowa so he is very familiar with the starting point of the food supply chain. As an Iowa native he went on to attend Iowa State University. He graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He is still heavily involved with many activities at the university. He is truly a standout alumni as leader of one of the nation’s most successful privately held companies. He has proven many people wrong by accomplishing what he has growing up as an Iowa farm boy who many thought would be near impossible for him to lead a conglomerate like OSI Group.
OSI Group is a global company that openly embraces the concept of inclusivity with a diverse workforce. The company currently has around 20,000 employees spread across dozens of facilities in 17 countries.
David McDonald spends his free time with his wife and six children.