As he grew up in Iowa farm, David McDonald developed an interest in agriculture. Since his young age, McDonald wanted to bring a significantly positive change in the food production industry. Although his family did not have substantial grounds regarding finance, McDonald’s family supported him at all cost by providing him with proper education. The individual graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. McDonald is a family man. The individual has a wife Malinda and six children. The older two kids study at ISU.
Today, David McDonald is the chief operating officer and president of OSI Group. With much experience in the production sector, McDonald works himself up through various leadership posts and has a proper understanding of the challenges his workers go through. During his studies, as a determined student, McDonald received the Wallace E Outstanding Senior Award for general excellence. The honor shows students with determination to support the school and have the willingness to remain as alumni. Today, the leader of the OSI Group promotes students by offering internship programs. Also, he supports the Alpha Gamma Rho in providing scholarship programs.
As a visionary leader, David McDonald leads in many programs to facilitate the development of OSI Group. OSI Industries is the meat processing company and distributor in the entire world. The company serves in more than 20 countries with over 60 facilities. In March 2018, the group increased the level of production of quality chicken by a double to 24,000 tons annually. The development was as a response to the fast-growing demand for quality chicken in Portugal and Spain. The improvement led to an overall increase in the total production capacity of quality chicken, pork, and beef products. Additionally, the growth brought about economic development by adding 20 more job opportunities. In the 20 posts is the product development manager who sustains the current product development process and introduces new products to the firm’s portfolio.
Under the leadership of David McDonald, OSI Group appears in the top 100 American food processing companies. The firm added its operating area by 22,600 square feet. In 2016, the company bought the Tyson Food Plant to improve its services to North America. Also, McDonald led in the acquisition of the Flagship Europe in the UK and made it the major food distributor in the region and renaming it as the Creative Food Europe. The firm also went ahead and bought the controlling stake in Baho Food that has extension in Germany and the Netherlands.