Growing up, OSI Group’s current President, David McDonald lived in a firm in Iowa. As he helped his father with the farming activities, he developed the interest in agriculture which later turned into a career dream when he chose to pursue an undergraduate program in Animal Science. He would then join OSI Group where he has performed tremendously and has helped to enhance the company’s sustainability. Based in Chicago, the company has remained dedicated to supplying value-added proteins including pizza, beef patties, sandwiches, and sausages.
His efforts to enhance sustainability
David McDonald creates a continuum of strategies in order to ensure that the company adapts to the changing economic environment. He believes that with the rise of globalization, the market has become very competitive and consumer needs keep on changing. Thus, OSI is forced to react fast maintain its top position by ensuring that the meat products supplied are labelled and are of high quality. McDonald also introduced the concept of local management in all the facilities of the company. He is aware of the fact that local culture influences taste and preference of a target market; thus, by getting local solutions, the company is able to continuously meet the needs of its consumers across the world.
His academic and professional experience has greatly influenced David McDonald’s success in leadership. He graduated from the Iowa State University in 1987, and immediately joined OSI Group where he grew to become a successful leader. David McDonald He has been able to handle strategic and technical issues within the company and as a result, managed to develop a culturally favouring company both for consumers and employees. In addition to this, he has worked with several suppliers, government agencies, and marketers over the years who have ensured things are flowing smoothly at the company.
David McDonald has helped the company become a significant force in the meat industry and in turn, has been promoted to several positions. Being the CEO of the company, he has been able to oversee several acquisitions to expand its markets and facilities across the world.