Otto Kolschowsky — a German immigrant — started a small meat market in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1909. What was once Otto & Sons meat company, is today called OSI Group, a billion-dollar corporation. OSI Group has subsidiaries and global-based food operations in 16 countries and manages 60 facilities. OSI Group also manages nearly 20 thousand employees located worldwide. OSI Group’s headquarters is in Aurora, Illinois. And according to Forbes, OSI Group is the 58th largest private company in the U.S.
For longtime employee and corporate executive, David McDonald, utilizing his 30 years of experience at OSI Group, LLC has produced a successful career for him, many other executives and managers, and OSI Group’s CEO, Sheldon Lavin. David McDonald started at OSI Group as one of their program managers. David McDonald is not only the president and COO of OSI Group, but he is also the director of OSI International Foods.
Under David McDonald’s general counsel, he and a group of other executives at OSI Group have provided candor about the company’s goals and strategy to expand their market share globally. In the late summer of 2016, OSI Group bought the Dutch food company, BAHO Foods. The purchase of BAHO Foods, as David McDonald noted, allowed OSI to build a much more significant business presence in European countries. BAHO Foods manufactures deli meats, snacks, and convenience-based foods.
In areas like sustainability, David McDonald noted that by adapting to the changes that invariably occur around the globe in the food milieu, it could help improve OSI Group’s sustainability. He also notes that a company like OSI group must adapt swiftly to consumer trends and concerns, like the subject of how animals that are food sources are being raised, the original sourcing of products, etc.
David McDonald and other OSI Group executives have earned OSI Group many accolades from peers and stakeholders for its high level of quality and efficiency in the food sector.
Over his long tenure as COO, David McDonald has improved OSI Group by successfully reaching key milestones and expanding into many international markets like Europe, India, and also China. Because of David McDonald’s firm belief in respecting the customer’s input concerning their ever-changing food-related tastes and needs, OSI Group along with its subsidiaries have received awards in environmental areas of the food industry.
David McDonald earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science in 1987 from Iowa State.
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