David McDonald is a shrewd investor and one of the innovative minds in the food-processing sector. Currently, he oversees the strategic expansion and daily operations of OSI Group. He has played a crucial role in helping OSI Group stamp its authority in the global food sector. Mr. McDonald acts in the capacity of the president of this leading food-processing firm.
McDonald’s exceptional academic qualifications and career trajectory
McDonald boasts exceptional academic qualifications. He pursued a degree in animal science at the celebrated Iowa State University. He joined OSI Group back in 1987. Since then, he has climbed the leadership ladder of this reputable company. This talented executive also serves as OSI International Food’s director and board member. McDonald is the head of North American Meat Institute. After Marfrig Global Foods S.A. purchased OSI’s plants in Brazil and Europe in 2008, he took up the position of independent director.
OSI acquires Baho Foods
On August 2016, OSI Group finalized a transaction that saw it acquire Baho Food, a reputable Dutch manufacturer of snacks and convenience foods. According to David McDonald, this acquisition was in line with OSI’s goal of expanding its presence in Europe. He said that Baho’s collection of high-quality brands and products would strengthen OSI’s processing strength. Additionally, the company would be in a position to address the unique and ever-evolving needs of its clients. Baho Foods operates five subsidiaries, and it has processing plants in both Netherlands and Germany. The company delivers its products to clients in 18 European countries.
McDonald’s role in boosting OSI Group’s sustainability
David McDonald has worked tirelessly in ensuring that OSI engages in sound business activities and handles all transactions responsibly and sustainably. He strives to streamline the company’s business practices to attain operational excellence that improves employees’ lives, cultivate a meaningful relationship with the global communities, and protect environmental resources. On July 2016, OSI Group published its 2016/17 Sustainability Report that revealed the company’s excellent sustainability performance across its global operations. The report outlined the progress made by OSI Group in areas such as environment, sustainable supply chain, and social responsibility. Below are the accomplishments of the firm under the thoughtful guidance of David McDonald.
• All OSI Group’s facilities based in Europe have attained ISO14001 certification, a globally recognized accreditation for environmental management.
• OSI North America gave out over 252,000 lbs. of food to a leading network of food banks called Feeding America in 2015.
• In its efforts of advocating for animal rights, OSI financed several animal welfare initiatives, training sessions, and workshops in 2016.
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