David McDonald knows that international companies must run all of their facilities or offices based on local factors such as meeting specific regulations and respecting the culture of each region, and if you are a food company, you also need to cater to the taste of the people where you serve. As the COO and President of OSI Group, McDonald ensures that all of its locations pay close attention to the needs of the customers there. While OSI has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, it is a food service company that offers costume solutions to locations in the United States, Europe, China, and other locations.
In China, OSI runs eight factories and has been in business there for two decades. There, the company provides food options to Subway, Burger King, Starbucks, Papa John’s, Yum, and McDonald’s. David McDonald has commented on China’s importance to its business and acknowledges that it is a fast growing market that should continue to grow. Internationally, OSI has launched seven new facilities and along with China, there was a new beef-processing facility launched in Poland. McDonald also revealed that India will be getting a processing plant that meets frozen food needs there. He also expressed the reality that the company will, most definitely, continue to expand every year and that product development is always another area that it focuses on. In general, OSI communicates with its customers to give them the exact kind of foods they are wanting to give to their customers.
David McDonald is the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI, and in the past he served as its Project Manager. He is also a Chairman of the North American Meat Institute and, in the past, worked with Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as an Independent Director. McDonald is the Director of OSI International Foods in Australia and sits on the company’s Board of Directors. He was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm, and he also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science right at Iowa State University. McDonald has always been interested in helping out his home state of Iowa, and part of his way of doing so is by being a part of the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. OSI, through McDonald’s encouragement, has long welcomed student interns, and many of these interns end up working for the company later on. David McDonald now calls Warrenville, Illinois his home, and he lives there with his wife and four of his six children.