The Man Behind Success Of OSI Group

David McDonald is currently serving OSI Group as the chief operating officer, he previously served OSI industries as their project manager, he has also worked with American Meat Institute as the chairman and also, he has been working as an Independent Director for S.A Marfrig Global Foods since 2008. McDonald studied at Iowa State University pursuing a degree in BS Animal Science.

For David McDonald working for OSI, it has been a big boost for them. Since he entered into leadership, he has strived to make sure that OSI Group is working in a sustainable and responsible way, this is by looking upon that their business practices are always improving. In strategic plan 0f 2016/17, he has made sure that the companies’ operations are practicing social responsibility, some of the areas include, environmental management, donating food to people and also funding initiatives meant for animal welfare.

OSI Group is a global company that deals with proteins such as sausages, beef patties, pizza, hot dogs, they normally supply them to food services and retail brands across the world. For the companies’ plan to expand, they have partnered with Baho Food which is a private manufacturing company that deals with food items such as meat products that they supply to retail companies.

McDonald has ensured that OSI products are of high quality and this was proven in 2008 when the company supplied 113 tons of meat products to Olympics games and they did not receive any complain from people which they were highly credited for , since then, they became main suppliers of companies in China.

He has also tried to make sure that OSI group is equipped with high technology, this is by ensuring that the food they produce is of highest quality. They use high technology on their products in agriculture supplies and monitor their growth, they also try to detect their end products to ensure it’s pure.

They have made sure that OSI Industries appreciates diverse culture of people across the globe and this has been made possible through placing of local management in each country, this helps to make sure that taste and local cultures are maintained.

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OSI Group – An Amerian Dream Come True

OSI Group, a world renowned food supplier and true representation of the American dream. A German immigrant by the name of Otto Kolschowsky started a family owned meat market in the year 1909 with his family, right outside Chicago in a little suburb called Oak Park. After almost a decade the Kolschowsky family broadened their business and entered the whole sale end of the meat business. After 11 hard years in wholesale the company was Officially named Otto and Sons.

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The fate of this thriving young company took a turn for the best, unbeknownst to anyone at the time. The time is the mid 1950s and another company had just started out and needed the service of Otto and Sons. A deal was struck for Otto and Sons to supply all the beef for this, now infamous fast food establishment. As one company grew the other followed and this trend is still going today between theses two multiple billion dollar companies. Otto and Sons was formally name OSI Industries in 1975. OSI Group opened their first major facility in the early 70s, incorporating cryogenic freezing and specialty pre-formed hamburgers.

In 2011 OSI Group was named the 136th largest private company by Forbes Magazine, and in just five years they jumped to 58th at 6.1 billion in annual revenue. Between the 70s and now OSI has opened more than 65 plant in 17 countries all over the world. OSI has been awarded countless times for health and safety as well as environmental management.

OSI’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin has played a major role with the company for over 40 years and is continuing the legacy that Otto started so many years ago.