David McDonald admits that although he was not among the founders of OSI Group, the company’s initial appetite for growth remains. He adds that the company has a constant desire for growth, which makes it stronger day by day. McDonald explains that the company’s willingness to collaborate with its valued customers remains part of its vision. David McDonald agrees that the company has grown to the level it is today because of its customers. According to David, the company’s perception that it intends to become the Premier Global Food Provider through leading branded companies is still there, and OSI Group would not stop at anything until it succeeds.
David McDonald explains that the company continues to push and improve delivery services more to its customers. Addressing the issue of the company’s entrepreneurial agility and passion, McDonald points out that for the company to go beyond the customers’ needs, the staff involves the customers in sharing the challenges that the company might face. However, he admits that it requires trust, patience, and flexibility for both the company and customers to benefit equally. Additionally, the company being private is flexible in decision-making. McDonald explains that the company being a private venture can think long term, which gives it ample time to build a relationship or a business. However, David insists that OSI Group is not exclusive and the challenges facing other companies face them too.
After pursuing his college education on Animal Science, David McDonald joined the North American Meat Institute as the Chairman and later became the OSI Group’s Project Manager. He currently doubles as the President and Chief Operations Officer of OSI. He has facilitated many developmental processes in the company including acquisitions and mergers. McDonald looks for the best partners during the merging process that would strengthen the company’s diversification process. Among the successful acquisitions, he has facilitated Dutch Baho Foods, Creative Foods Europe, and Tyson Foods from Chicago to name but a few. He also played a significant role in the OSI Group’s diversification in China. Through his leadership, the company has a workforce of over 20,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide.