Iowa State University graduate David McDonald is the president and chief operating officer the OSI Group. The privately held Greater Chicago area based company is a global leader in providing quality meats and food products to fast food franchises, restaurants and food service businesses. McDonald was born in Northeast Iowa and raised on a farm. Since earning his degree in animal science in 1987, he has been employed with the OSI Group. Over the past 30 years, he has held a wide range of positions with the company before eventually being selected to serve as company president.
In addition to his work with the OSI Group, David McDonald is also chairman of the North American Meat Institute. A proud alumnus of Iowa State University, he is also active in the school’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative. He also provides scholarship funding and other types of generous support to Alpha Gammo Rho, his college fraternity. Plus, McDonald has helped ISU graduates to take advantage of employment opportunities at the OSI Group through student internship programs, visits to company facilities worldwide and more.
A committed family man, McDonald lives in Warrenville, Illinois with Malinda, his wife, and their six children. His two oldest children attend Iowa State University. He is very active in St. Michael Parish in nearby Wheaton, Illinois and gives generously of his time and resources. David McDonald also serves as a Marfrig Global Foods S.A. independent director. His many years of experience and vast knowledge of meat industry operations and experience in international business make him a valuable asset to the OSI Group and the other organizations with which he is involved.
David McDonald’s experience in the meat and food service industries has led to him being promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. His work with management teams all over the world to improve efficiency while being sensitive to their local tastes and cultures has helped the OSI Group’s global operations to be successful. His deep understanding of the issues involved in insuring both the provision of quality meat products and working with a diverse workforce has played a role in his promotion to the higher echelon of the company. For more info about us: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-mcdonald-a1b1137 click here.
According to David McDonald, the goal of the OSI Group is to offer more and better products to its customers. They are constantly working on ways to help their partners by supplying them with the healthiest, more sophisticated food choices possible.