David McDonald is a man who knows what he is doing. As the President and COO of the OSI Group, his goal is to make food handling healthier, as well as meat processing. He has figured out what is necessary in order to succeed, not only in America, but markets overseas, even as challenging as can be, for example, China.
David McDonald not only serves as the President of the OSI Group, but is also the Chairman of the North American Meat Institute, as well as the independent director at Marfrig Global Foods (Australia) Pty. Limited. Having finished college at Iowa State University in 1987, being the recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award, he also has a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science.
According to meatpoultry.com David McDonald began working with the OSI group before graduating, and afterwards, he continued rising through the ranks until reaching the position he is at today. Through his management, he managed to rise the production level of the group, particularly in the Asia-Pacific market.
David McDonald, President of OSI Group attributes the success of the group in this region by, in his own words, going local. He stated that a way to be a better provider, one must understand the clients, their needs and recognize the barriers that one faces when coming from the other side of the world. By becoming transparent and engaging with the government policies and regulating agencies, the success of the company relies on being participant and understand the needs and solutions that work for them. It all boils down to having patience, being open to dialogue, and follow the laws in the region.
McDonald says that the OSI Group new processing factories and production plants, by being great partners and engaging in the operations hands-on, have achieved an amazing increase in their overall production lines. With this, they have connected to the public both commercially and institutionally. The group thinks of investing in the future. The next steps include using these opportunities provided by their current success to remain prevalent in the Chinese market, especially when it comes to customer relations.
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