David McDonald the president and COO of OSI Foods International has agriculture in his blood. He was Born and raised on a farm in Iowa and he graduated from Iowa State University in animal science. He received the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. He joined OSI nearly 25 years ago at their Chicago location and made his way up the ladder to where he is now. David is not only interested in the business side of things. He started the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Which gives students a chance to get into internships with company.
He also supports his fraternity from his college days, Alpha Gamma Rho, by supporting its scholarship funding. He supports the fraternity in other ways also such as raising funds for various causes. He is also the chairman of the board for the American Meat Institute and he also volunteers his time for the St. Michaels Parish in Wheaton Ill.
After joining OSI David has been very keen and active in expanding in other countries. He was instrumental in overlooking the company’s growth in China, India, and Europe. In fact, the company celebrated its 20th anniversary of its presence in China in 2012. One of its crowning achievements was when the company supplied food for Beijing Olympics. It supplied over 113 tons of different types of products with zero complaints.
OSI recently acquired the Dutch food company Baho Food. David McDonald has said that acquiring the company has given OSI a bigger presence in Europe. He went on to say that Baho Foods products play a complementary role to OSI’s products but at the same time it broadens the companies capability to adapt to a changing market to learn more: http://www.osigroup.com/wp-content/uploads/Dr.-Kenneth-Petersen-Press-Release.pdf click here.
David McDonald lives in Warrenville Ill with his wife and six children.