David is a product of Northwest Iowa. He was born and raised there and attended Iowa State University where he received the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award, before graduating in 1987 with a bachelor’s on animal science. His first job after graduation was with OSI industries over at Chicago. He worked hard and climbed the ladder getting him President status and Chief Operating Officer.
As president and COO, David Mcdonald is committed to ensuring that the company conducts business responsibly and in a sustainable manner. He is passionate about evolving the group’s business practices to become operationally efficient in enhancing employees’ lives, sustain environmental resources and build global communities.
The group has made improvements worth noting in its production and processing departments. These include launching a food processing plant in India, a modern feed mill in Shandong Province and a beef processing facility in Poland. They have also developed by penetrating new markets such as Hungary and Geneva. OSI continues to offer world-class services and products through adequate experience in government regulations, cultural nuances, talent pool and consumer tastes. David Mcdonald has established a strong global network with specialised in-house teams across the globe. He has ensured that each regional office management team clearly understands the tastes and cultures of the local consumer.
David Mcdonald took OSI to the next level by acquiring Baho Food, a Dutch company that specializes primarily in deli meat and processing other food products. Baho operates in Netherlands and Germany with five subsidiary companies. David Mcdonald supported the acquisition move stating that it was a great move to give OSI a presence in the European market. According to him, Baho’s products compliment OSI’s processing strengths. He plans to retain the company’s employees because he knows that their expertise and experience is invaluable to the improvement of OSI’s service delivery and broadening the product’s portfolio.