David Mcdonald, the COO and the President of OSI Group, is credited with creating a great culture inside the organization that helped it to grab various markets. It includes his “local culture” policy across different locales, bringing sustainability to heart of OSI Group, and more. Considering the presence of the food and meat supplier across major markets around the world, Mcdonald understood the need of creating a local culture in every offices and distribution channels. “We are well positioned across the globe with people and plants from every part of the world,” confirms McDonald. He continued that while the firm goes for global operations, it has created local management teams that are working on nurturing cultures and tastes.
Mcdonald initiated the sustainability program of the food supplier. He believes that the current generations’ operations should not be compromising the needs and resource requirements of the future generations. David Mcdonald instilled ideology into the firm’s objective as he felt that OSI Group could play a greater role in influencing the sustainability efforts of various organizations. Mcdonald claims that even in the past the firm was focused on sustainability efforts in all its development programs. The company works on three different areas namely social responsibility, sustainability supply chain, and the environment to achieve the mission. Mcdonald says that he chose the particular key areas due to they perfectly reflect the type of business the firm is engaged. The sustainability mission greatly helped to improve the company’s brand value and significantly influenced in its expansion plans.
David Mcdonald also played a significant role in firm’s crucial acquisitions. In August 2016, he led the company to acquire Baho Food, a Dutch food supplier that offers snacks and deli meats. The acquisition helped the firm to make a significant presence in the European market. Mcdonald has almost 30 years of experience with OSI Group, and that helped him to shape the vision of the firm reflecting a long-term growth. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the prestigious Iowa State University. Mcdonald is currently serving the North American Meat Institute as its Chairman. He also served Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as its Independent Director.