Since the year 2000, OSI Industries has experienced stellar growth, thanks to David McDonald, the President, and Chief Operating Officer within this company. Being a world leader in food production, which began as a butcher shop in the early 20th century, the company has gained worldwide recognition as it has ventured aggressively into other new frontiers. McDonald has been with the company since its inception. Having grown up in a farm in Iowa, he worked hard to join Iowa State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Today, he heads OSI Industry, and is still committed to the Iowa State community, and has played a pivotal role in Iowa State University’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative.
McDonald has also assisted the company to diversify and become a global enterprise with over 65 facilities around the world. OSI Industries has more than 20000 employees in all the facilities that operate from 17 countries of the world. He played a weighty role in enabling the company to acquire Baho Foods and Flagship Europe. His expertise in food production logistics and working with governmental agencies has assisted his efforts to grow the company to greater heights.
OSI Industries hired McDonald as an intern during the preliminary stages of explosive international growth within the company. His hiring came at a time when OSI Industries’ growth and innovation permeated operations. He adapted, embraced, and has maintained it up to date. He has also helped the company to acquire a facility in Chicago that was owned by Tyson Foods. He has also overseen the merger between OSI International Foods and Turi Foods to create Turosi Pty Ltd. This move underpins the magnitude of the steady growth and innovation within OSI Industries.
McDonald insists that the company’s foundational values do not change, but the constant change comes through their solutions, products, challenges and the resources. McDonald further says that OSI Industries does not brag about its success. Instead, they enjoy supporting the success of the customers and maintaining a low profile.
The company has won different awards in its effort to maintain sustainability through technology and innovation. The awards include Globe of Honor from the British Safety Council. They have won this award three times in the last five years. OSI received the Environmental Award from the North American Meat Institute because of its environmental management systems in Geneva, Switzerland. The estimated worth of this company stands at $ 6.1 billion.