OSI Group is an international enterprise that deals with the production of food products. The operations of the company in different countries is diversified. Depending on the taste and preferences of the people, the company produces different products. Currently, the food company is employing over 20,000 people globally and has operations in 17 countries where it has also established over 65 production facilities. OSI Group is not a small company by any estimation. According to the Forbes list, OSI Group ranks number 58 out of the top 100 private companies in the United States with an estimated value of $6.1 billion.
David McDonald has played a significant role in the global expansion of the OSI Group. His influence has mostly been in the growth of the company in Asia. He has also played a key role in the acquisition of food companies in Europe. In the past few years, OSI Group has acquired some top companies in Europe such as Baho Foods and Flagship Europe. Baho Foods is a Dutch company while Flagship Europe has been renamed Creative Foods.
David McDonald is the right person for this job since he has been in the industry long enough to experience the changes which have taken place. Even before he joined OSI Group, he had experience in the food industry. He had worked with government agencies, local and international retailers while he was in Iowa.
Right from his childhood, David McDonald was brought in a farm setup. Although it would not be expected that a farm boy would have an opportunity to lead a global conglomerate, he has proved that anything is possible. He was, however, lucky to have had experienced in food chain supply at a young age. It helped him manage to get started at OSI Group.
David McDonald has been a key assistant to the CEO. Sheldon Lavin who has been part of this company for the past four decades has enjoyed working with McDonald since he knows that even in his absence, the company will still be performing well. Together, they have worked on projects that have made OSI Group the global firm it is today. They have stuck with best practices of the food industry, and their efforts have paid off handsomely.