David McDonald and OSI; Going Global

David McDonald was born and raised on an Iowan farm, and went on to attend Iowa State University in 1987. While he was at Iowa State, he received his bachelor’s degree in animal science, and was the recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. Afterwards, David McDonald started his career in Chicago, with OSI Industries, and worked his way to become president and chief operating officer.

OSI is a global food processing group and is leading the way, having celebrated 20 years on September 12, 2012. Starting in 1992 in Beijing by supplying McDonald’s with food, the company has grown along with China’s economy. At the Olympic Games in 2008, in Beijing, CSI Group supplied 113 tons of chicken, beef, pork, eggs, and dehydrated onion, with no complaints. OSI China currently is the supplier for such brands as Yum, Burger King, Papa Johns, Subway, Starbucks, Saizeriya, and McDonald’s. OSI Group’s headquarters are in Aurora, Ill., and have more than 50 facilities in 17 countries, and are adding more. OSI operates eight factories alone in China, and is expanding to open two more, becoming China’s largest poultry producer and learn more about David.

OSI is not just limited to producing large quantities of food they care about what consumers want, and to deliver it. More attention in being paid to the fact consumers are now wanting organic, natural, tasty and premium food, OSI has introduced product development in addition to producing capacity. They work with partners in achieving this goal, and also have equipment manufacturers to create processes that help aid in food safety and quality. It helps with agricultural suppliers to check on how products are grown.

In 2016, OSI Group announced that it was to have a controlling stake in Baho Food; a private Dutch company with five subsidiary companies serves customers in 18 countries across Europe. With Baho Foods being a part of the OSI Group, OSI now has a bigger foot print in Europe than it did before. OSI is committed to food quality, safety, and variety for a good price for their consumers and read full article.

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