OSI Group is a world-leading food wholesale company that services some of the world’s most iconic food brands such as McDonald’s, KFC and Papa John’s. For the past thirty years, David McDonald has been a constant presence with the company, helping to guide it to its current lofty status in the food service industry. David Mcdonald is OSI Group’s President and also sits on the company’s Board of Directors. More impressive than his current position with the global food leader is David McDonald’s story of how he rose up the company’s ladder starting at entry level. He had only recently graduated with an animal science degree from Iowa State University. David Mcdonald has been a major factor in OSI Group’s significant growth and market expansion over the last thirty years since he has been with the firm. OSI’s current reach sees the company operating in seventeen of the world’s countries at the moment. The company boasts in the neighborhood of eighty facilities across these different countries. Company growth has not slowed at all recently, on the contrary, OSI has seen a steady stream of growth over the last several years.
David McDonald’s original position with OSI Group was working on company expansion as a project manager. This kind of work has never strayed from his focus in his now over thirty years with OSI. Recent years have seen significant company growth in some critical markets. The huge moves made by OSI in the last few years include expansion in Europe, Australia and the United States.
During the 2016 calendar year, OSI made several key moves in Europe that have further solidified the company’s already strong standing there. The purchase of British food supplier Flagship Europe along with the purchase of Dutch Food supplier Baho Food has added greatly to the OSI Group portfolio in the European market and are massive bargaining chips in attracting new, high profile customers. The Flagship Europe operations is now under the new branding of Creative Foods Europe. OSI Group also added a new production line to the processing plant in Toledo, Spain in order to be able to double processed chicken output.
Similar to the OSI purchases of Baho and Flagship in Europe, the company also made a huge purchase in Australia with the acquisition of Turi Foods. In other major OSI news, the processing facility in Chicago, Illinois that was formerly under the operation of Tyson has now become an OSI processing facility. David McDonald has expressed a huge amount of satisfaction in the closing of all of these recent transactions.