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Graham Edwards Shows Loyalty and Toughness to Telereal Trillium

Graham Edwards has proven to be one of the driving forces behind the strong company of Telereal Trillium. Edwards has been with the company since 2001 and the CEO since 2011. Graham Edwards has helped serve the company in multiple ways in many leadership roles. Edwards is a very established person as he has been involved in many business ventures. Edwards has worked in areas such as mining, software, Real Estate, pension investments and engineering. Before working for Telereal Trillium, Edwards was a chief investment officer of Talisman Global Asset Management.


Graham Edwards Early Success

Graham Edward’s read Economics at Cambridge University in England. Edward’s became a Chief Officer at Telereal Trillium in 2001. In 2006, with Graham Edwards leadership, the company won the Investment with Peoples Award. In January 2009, Graham was involved in leading the negotiations which created the purchase of Telereal Trillium from the company Land Securities Group Plc. This purchase and negotiations helped create Telereal Trillium as one of the market leaders in property investments and outsourcing. This created over £1 billion annual revenue for the company.


Graham Edwards Recent Accolades

In 2016, Telereal Trillium was showcased Internationally as Tomorrow’s People Awards Corporate Supporter of the Year. It was also noted that year that the company was recognized on The Sunday Times Top Track List of the 100 Biggest Privately-Owned Companies. The company and Edwards are still focused on being one of the top in the World. Internationally Graham Edwards Telereal and Telereal Trillium have not slowed down and are still very notorious worldwide. The company is has had a large impact on shaping the property market in the United Kingdom. Edward’s is currently pursuing an MA in International Relations of Kings College in London, the War Studies Department in which he is focusing on the Middle East. Edwards is also the CEO and Co-Owner of water retailer Castle Water.


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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