Since its inception, OSI Industries has been recording an impressive growth. David McDonald has not only been the center of this growth, but he also climbed the leadership ladder from a project manager to his current role as the president and COO of the company. Through OSI, McDonald has built a successful three-decade career in the foodservice industry.
History of OSI Industries
OSI Industries is a global foodservice powerhouse. It opened its doors as a neighborhood meat market operated by a German immigrant back in 1909 in Chicago. In its early stages, the company was called the Otto and Sons. After becoming the leading meat supplier in Chicago, the small company moved with speed to open new branches in the neighboring areas. In the 1950s, McDonald’s restaurant chain contracted OSI as one of its main regional meat suppliers. A quarter-century later, OSI became one of the main global suppliers for the corporation.
Currently, OSI has well-performing branches not only in the United States but also across the globe. It has more than 20,000 workers at over 65 subsidiaries in 17 nations. With a net worth of $6.1 billion, Forbes listed it at position 58 in its 2016 list of largest private companies based in the U.S.
Since day one, OSI has remained committed to the success of its clients. Thus, many top brands across the globe consider the company as their primary global food provider. OSI excels in developing cutting-edge solutions that address their unique product development and processing requirements. These solutions offer quality, value for money, and simplify processes while minimizing costs.
Who is David McDonald?
David McDonald has been part of the fascinating success story of OSI Industries. He hails from Northeast Iowa, and he has an Animal Science degree from the reputable Iowa State University (ISU). Along with his degree, McDonald pocketed the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. This prestigious recognition targets exceptional seniors who display high character, excellent achievement in academics as well as participating in university/community undertakings, and promise to uphold these outstanding qualities as alumni.
Currently, McDonald holds an influential leadership position at OSI, an internationally recognized privately held company. He has remained devoted to the Iowa State community, and he actively participates in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative run by his alma mater. He is one of the donors of the Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship Program. He has also overseen the establishment of internship and training opportunities for ISU students at OSI Industries.
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