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McDonald’s and the OSI Group

David McDonald started his early life in the Northeastern parts of Iowa. He Graduated in 1987 from the Iowa State University. He is has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and is also a recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. Soon after graduation, he began a fruitful career with OSI industries, Chicago. He rose through the ranks to become President and Chief Operating Officer of the OSI Group, LLC. He also, at one time, served as the Project Manager of the same company.

OSI Group, which is a global leader in food processing, recently celebrated two decades since establishing its first food processing operation in China. Its presence in the Chinese economy was witnessed during the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 where the company successfully supplied over 110 tons of beef, pork, chicken, dehydrated onions and eggs. Since this operation, OSI China has been a major supplier to many food companies including Papa John’s, McDonald’s, Yum, Starbucks, Subway, and Saizeriya.

The David McDonald OSI Group has a global network with offices and plants spread all over the world. Even though the company is international in stature, it also has local management teams that are designed to understand the local situation within their area of operations. The company has its headquarters in Aurora and is a leading supplier of value added protein products like patties and sausage links. It is a private company that is spread over 17 different countries with over 50 facilities at its disposal.

The company is expanding rapidly and recently did a groundbreaking exercise in Poland and plans to open an additional seven new processing and production facilities around the world. Recently, the company acquired Baho Food, a Dutch company that manufactures deli meats, snacks and convenience foods. McDonald’s views the acquisition as one that gives OSI Group a broader presence in the European market. He feels that Baho’s products and brands are complementary to those of the OSI Group.

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