The meat industry is a highly competitive field. There are high standards for safety, the need for globalization and demand for sustainability. However, only a handful of companies are able to meet these requirements and still remain successful. Such company is the OSI group, and the man behind the firm’s success is David McDonald.
Who is David McDonald?
Mr. David McDonald is the President and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. He initially served as a Project Manager for the company, and now he is also responsible as the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute.
David McDonald started his career as an Independent Director at Marfrig Global Food in 2008. He then moved into working for OSI Group in European and Brazilian headquarters. Mr. McDonalds also makes critical decisions for the company as a member of the board of directors. Some of his additional roles include international foods director in for OSI Group in Australia and an overseer of the North American operations. He graduated with a degree in Animal Science at the Iowa State University.
Mr. David McDonald’s Role in OSI Group’s Sustainability
Sustainability has been an important consideration in a lot of consumer’s purchases in the recent decade. This has been more prevalent in commodities such as packaging, as well as food items. People are more conscious about their food sources such as fresh produce.
Mr. McDonald is aware of this, and he is responsible for pushing OSI Group towards this direction. At present, their goal was to create sustainable practices to create beef products. In a recently held conference, OSI Group expressed their support for a Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Nicole Johnson Hoffman, the Senior Vice Present of OSI Group has proposed this set principles for beef sustainability. Mr. McDonald showed his support towards this and believes that it is a positive change for the direction of the company’s meat production processes.
Acquisition of Baho Food Group
Aside from sustainability, OSI Group also focuses on expansion. One of their recent successful ventures was their acquisition of Baho Food Group, a Dutch company that processes meat products and other food items.
Through this acquisition, OSI Group hopes to improve their quality standards, expand their market in Europe, as well as build networks in nearby counties.
Indeed Mr. David McDonald’s passion and dedication for OSI Group and the meat industry has paid off. “The success of OSI Group isn’t about me, and not entirely about the company. It’s about the consumers, and the individuals who put their trust in our products,” he mentioned.