OSI Group had humble beginnings. The corporate food giant started as a corner butcher shop in a Chicago neighborhood. The butcher shop was run by a German immigrant who befriended the founder of McDonald’s. The butcher shop became the primary burger patty supplier for the budding McDonald’s chains. The supplier grew alongside McDonald’s and became a massive global supplier of foodstuffs.Now OSI Group is venturing out into new territory under the direction of David McDonald. David McDonald is another success story. He got his first job out of college with OSI Group before ascending to project manager. Now he serves as the company’s president and chief operating officer.
David grew up on a farm in Iowa so he knows the source of his corporate food processing companies supply chain. He attended Iowa State University and graduated with a bachelors degree in animal science. He won a litany of awards for achievement and displaying high character.OSI Group is probably one of the largest privately held companies in the world. And it’s run by a farm boy from Iowa which is apropos. After all, who better to ethically lead a global corporate food supply company than somebody who grew up on a farm?David McDonald has helped his company navigate into international waters.
The company has diversified operations all around the planet and employs more than 20,000 people. OSI Group run 65 different facilities across 17 countries and has a net worth of $6.1 billion. It is the 58th are just privately held company in the world.The group is now expanding into China and David McDonald is leading the charge. And the OSI company continues to play a key role in the European food supply chain. David McDonald has overseen the acquisition of a Dutch food company called Baho Foods as well as Flagship Europe.The global food supply company has extensive experience working with regulatory agencies, local suppliers and local retailers all across the world. This company has risen from the corn fields of Northern Iowa to become one of the most prominent food supply companies on planet Earth.