David Mcdonald was born and raised in the farmlands of Iowa. He graduated in 1987 from the Iowa State University in with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Upon graduation, David Mcdonald started his passion and career in Chicago with the OSI industries which he rose through the ranks to be the CEO and president of the OSI industries.
Due to his passion for impacting Iowa State by utilizing the available resources, David Mcdonald is an active participant in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship initiative. Through OSI, he has positively impacted interns and supported various fundraised student learning centers in Iowa.
The OSI group being a leading company value-added protein products, David Mcdonald has played a big role in improving the sustainability of the OSI group. Under David Mcdonald’s watch, OSI is on a growth trajectory with eight factories in China. Whereas some are still underway, OSI is set to be one of the largest poultry producers globally. David Mcdonald has initiated significant improvements in poultry production in the market like the launch of DaOSI which was a joint venture with the Dooyoo group.
David Mcdonald has also initiated processing and production departments like beef processing in Poland under the OSI group. He has also facilitated frozen foods processing plant in India and a modern mill for feeds in China. With his adequate experience in consumer taste, quality and overall perfection of OSI products, the OSI group have penetrated markets in Hungary and Geneva.
Having instituted a global network globally, David has ensured that each regional center has fully understood the customized needs and taste for its consumers. This has played a significant role in improving and ensuring sustainability is achieved in respective markets. David Mcdonald is a firm believer in product development. He believes development should go hand in hand with production capacity to remain relevant to the consumers.
On 8th of August, 2016, the OSI group made its acquisition of the Baho food. Baho food dealt with convenience foods, snacks, and deli meat. Being a Dutch manufacturer, David Mcdonald said the deal allowed and gave OSI a better chance to make growth strides and do business in Europe. In a statement, Mcdonald noted that Baho foods current portfolio of brands and products goes hand in hand with the existing processing strengths of the OSI group. He also assured that the acquisition would broaden OSI’s capabilities to serve the evolving needs of its consumers.