The food industry serves as a critical part of any thriving economy. The number of people employed in the sector is quite big. The OSI group has been growing with the industry for over a century now. It is now enjoying the stable leadership of David McDonald. David McDonald heads the OSI Group, LLC and further is the North American Meat Institute’s chairman. He acquired a degree in Animal Science from the Iowa State University.
David has vast experience and knowledge in the food industry. In addition to this, he served as the independent director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. since the turn of 2008. During this period Marfrig Frigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos was undertaking operations previously handled by OSI group in the regions of Europe and Brazil. David McDonald is also responsible for a branch of OSI based in Australia, the OSI International Foods Australia.
Under the leadership of David McDonald, the company has grown. The best illustration being the seventeen million euros expansion in Spain. These are efforts aimed at boosting the production capacity and expanding markets overseas. The target production expansion took place in Toledo. The production of chicken products was expanded by twice the previous amounts. The production shot from twelve thousand tones to twenty-four tonnes annually. The facility was also beefed up to cater for new additions. A total of 22600 square feet was added to accommodate the production hall, the shipping and receiving area, storage facilities, and refrigeration rooms. Service areas and social areas for employees were also added.
The upgrade came in the as good news to the residents of the area. The facility had to hire twenty locals to add to the existing workforce. The amount of people who serve the facility has increased to 160 employees. The surveillance system of the company was also improved. The products together with the employees could now stay safe and feel more confident now that their security was assured. Cameras and fire suppression systems were put in place.
On the international scale, David McDonald and the management plan to increase the number of facilities. The facilities are set to increase to more than 65 in number. Part of the strategy that David McDonalds is using is through acquisitions. An example is the acquisition of the Dutch company Baho Food. The company manufactures deli meats. The Tyson Foods plant was also acquired by OSI group.