David McDonald is the president and chief operating officer of OSI Industries, an international supplier of quality food products to the leading food service and retail food brands in the world. Initially, McDonald served as the project manager of the company. He is also the chairperson of North America Meat Institute. After graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1987, McDonald started working for OSI Industries in Chicago. Over the years, he was able to work his way up the corporate ladder.
Through McDonald’s visionary leadership, OSI Group has continued to offer custom food products, including vegetables, fruits, meats, and other proteins. David contends that the success of the company is anchored on working as a team. At the company, David spearheads the processing of products to meet customers’ unique demands, operational requirements, and precise specifications. They create innovative prep solutions scaled for end-use convenience and efficiency. This way, the company has managed to supply poultry, pork, seafood, beef, pizza, and baked products to the global markets. McDonald ensures that the company delivers on its promise by satisfying the utility of their clients.
McDonald has ensured that OSI Group’s business continues to have a positive impact in the food industry. To this end, he strives to maintain sustainable relationship with the people, environment, and communities that they contact. They also work to responsibly manage their business within the environmental, economic, and social frameworks while progressively exploring the different ways of improving the impact of their sustainability. The company’s sustainability efforts have been effective throughout their global network. David is credited for facilitating the expansion of the company’s operations to different countries around the globe.
Since he joined OSI Group, McDonald has been able to enhance the company’s vision to be a valued partner to their customers and to be truly global. Their relentless effort to improve and deliver innovative products to their customers has been the driving force behind their sustainable growth. Over the years, McDonald has learnt of the importance of being patient and creative when working with the staff. The executive contends that when one takes calculated risks, he or she will be in a position to be innovative and get more learning experience. With the interest to make use of the available resources to impact Iowa State, McDonald plays an active role in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative meant to empower undergraduates, staff, and the faculty of Iowa State University. The initiative seeks to provide these individuals with entrepreneurial tools that will enable them to start their business ventures.