David McDonald: Why OSI Group has been an international success

Not one to sing his praises, David McDonald, the president and chief operating officer of OSI Group, lets success be his ambassador. Given his milestone achievements with the internationally acknowledged food company, he would make a mellow melody from touting his success, but McDonald knows better. According to the young president, OSI Group has been largely superior to their competitors because of the family values that the multi-national food company upholds and adheres to. David McDonald says that the culture at OSI Group is such that, they would no manufacture products that they would not recommend to their families.

It is the norm of OSI Group to treat their customers and employees as one big family that they are fully committed to, and that means manufacturing food products that exceed their customer’s expectations. David McDonald adds that the fact they are a private company goes a long way in swift decision making, which ensures OSI Group never lags behind because of administration bottlenecks. The COO says that the blueprint of OSI’s success is in their ability to adapt to change and blend into the consumer’s culture and also the strategic partnerships that the company has forged.

As David McDonald says, this has enabled OSI to make vital acquisitions while also establishing new facilities in different parts of the globe. This is the kind of attitude and outlook that has enabled OSI Group to be successful in China; a country where many foreign companies have failed to prosper. McDonald says it is through patience, striking strategic partnerships and cultivating trust with their Chinese clientele, that OSI Group has made a breakthrough in the Asian country where competition is cut-throat. Visit their website: http://officialdavidmcdonald.com/

About David McDonald

David is a native of Iowa, a state that has made him what he is today; a gentleman and a scholar. His passion for animals that he developed growing up in his parents farm, saw him pursue Animal Science at Iowa State University (ISU) . So dedicated was McDonald to his degree studies and to ISU , that he was awarded the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award , upon his completion of studies. A young McDonald would seek work at OSI Group where he started as a junior manager but his exceptional work ethics and commitment steadily saw him rise through the ranks to his current position as the president and COO of OSI Group.

More about of David McDonald at Bloomberg

 

OSI Industries – A Century of Progress

In 1907, Otto Kolschowsky immigrated to America and took up residence in Chicago. Within two years, Kolschowsky had opened a butcher shop catering to the German population of Chicago’s West Side.

By the end of the first World War in 1918, Otto had brought his two sons, Arthur and Harry, into the business, opened a secondary wholesale meats operation, and renamed the business Otto & Sons.

In 1955, Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s franchise in Des Plaines, Illinois. Otto & Son’s wholesale branch, long known for quality meats, was chosen as their supplier of hamburger patties. As McDonald’s grew, so did Otto & Sons.

By 1973, Otto & Sons were the main suppliers for McDonald restaurants in Illinois. To accommodate McDonald’s, their central customer, Otto & Sons created a state-of-the-art processing plant in West Chicago, Illinois. The plant used liquid nitrogen to flash freeze hamburger patties, enabling Otto & Sons to transport them over greater distances and have them arrive still fresh. Two years later, Otto & Sons was renamed OSI Industries. Two years after that, in 1977, OSI Industries opened a plant in West Jordan, Utah. Learn more about OSI at zoominfo.com

The OSI expansion continues, to Germany in the 70s, to Spain, Brazil, Taiwan, and Austria in the 80s, to Mexico, Philippines, China, Hungary, Poland, Australia, and the United Kingdom in the 90s.

In the meantime, OSI Industries expanded into new products, purchasing an Oakland, Iowa plant to produce bacon, sausage, and hot dogs. It expanded its poultry production capacity in Europe, Brazil, China, and the USA, fresh produce in China, beef production in Australia and Japan. In California, OSI Industries built a plant to process salsa, beans, and tofu products.

In 2011, OSI Industries opened a Culinary Innovation Center in Aurora, Illinois. Taking advantage of the giant consumer market in India, OSI now has a frozen vegetable processing facility in Madanapalle, India. By the time OSI had completed the changeover, they had gone from one of more than a hundred McDonald’s suppliers to one in four.

Rapidly approaching retirement, Chairman of the Board and CEO Sheldon Lavin, has won numerous awards for efficiency, innovation, environmental sustainability, and the introduction of cutting-edge technology.

Visit: http://www.osieurope.com/en.html