David G. McDonald, also popularly known as Dave, is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer at OSI Group, LLC. Born in 1964, McDonald began his career at OSI Industries in Chicago after graduating from Iowa University with a degree in animal science. Since then, he has worked his way up to become the president and the CEO of the ISO Group. Interested in utilizing resources for the benefit of the society, and the world at large, Mc Donald has proven to be the ideal leader of the OSI.
The OSI group, headquartered in Aurora, IL, was founded by Otto Kolschowsky in 1909. Since inception, the food processing company has been transformed into the premier supplier of custom made value-added foods to the leading global food suppliers and retailers. The food processing company offers a variety of foods such as beef, poultry, pork, bacon, entrée assembly and fried foods. Apart from the food processing, OSI group boasts of its extensive involvement in food process engineering, value-addition development, food safety and quality assurance and what David knows.
Sustainability Projects of ISO
David G. McDonald, the CEO of the OSI Group, has been of vital help and has played a crucial role in ensuring the OSI is in a position to meet its sustainability agenda. In OSI quest to achieve it sustainability purpose under the guidance of McDonald, it has engaged in various global projects. Below are some of the key milestones;
1. All of OSI food products and manufacturing plants in Europe have achieved an ISO 14001 certification.
2. In 2015, OSI Group donated a combined 135 metric tonnes of food to feeding facilities and food banks to different countries including Philippines and America.
3. To raise public awareness of key issues in the food industry, ISO Group has sponsored multiple conferences, workshops, welfare initiatives and training sessions and more information click here.
Acquisition of Baho Foods
In a press release dated 8, August 2016, OSI Group announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in Baho foods. Baho Foods was a Dutch based company that was involved in the processing of meat products and other products for retail industries and foodservice. Before the merger, Baho foods had operating plants in Netherlands and Germany.
According to McDonald, the CEO of OSI Group, he saw the merger move as a way of increasing the OSI presence in Europe. Moreover, he acknowledged that Baho`s excellent portfolio of products and brand would bolster OSI`s current strengths. On the other hand, John Balvers, the CEO of Baho Foods was equally excited by the merger and his Linkedin.