David McDonald is the Chief Operating Officer and president of OSI Group. This is a leading food processing company headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The internationally established company has more than 65 facilities sweeping across 17 countries in Africa, Europe, America, Asia, and Australia. Osi Group has provided employment to more than 20,000 people across the globe.
Education Background and Career Life.
Mr. McDonald was born in Northeast Lowa, where he grew up as a farm boy. He went to Lowa State University from where he graduated in 1987 with a degree in Animal Science as well as the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award.
McDonald joined OSI Group’s Chicago branch in 1991. His desire to advance the industries operations motivated him to work hard and diligently resulting in him climbing up the leadership ranks to executive positions. His exceptional leadership and commitment to the growth and improvement of the company’s services and employees, has earned him much respect in the company. He is part of OSI Group’s strategic team which helps the company keep on with market trends across the globe as well launch new facilities and expand the market.
Under his leadership, OSI Group has successfully launched 8 running factories in China at the same time becoming the largest poultry products producer in China. During the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, OSI China supplied different meat products during the whole period. As a matter of fact, there were totally no complaints concerning the services provided by the OSI.
David also holds other leadership positions outside OSI which include North America Meat Association where he serves as Boards of Directors’ chairman. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of OSI Group and is also the director of OSI Australia. Previously, McDonald has served at Marfrig Global Foods’ director.
David McDonald’s Philanthropy.
McDonald has also been very supportive of his home state Lowa. In 2011, he organized students visit OSI China, under the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. He is also known for offering scholarships to Alpha Gamma Rho, his very own fraternity in Lowa state. In 2004, McDonald received the Young Alumni Award from the ISU Alumni association. He has been a tireless supporter of the university and the alumni association. More so, McDonald, he is very active at Wheaton’s St. Michael Parish.
McDonald is married to Malinda with whom they have six children. They live together in Warrenville, III.
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