David McDonald was born in Iowa, and he studied at Iowa State University where he earned degree in animal science. He went to work with OSI Group fairly quickly after finishing up his education and initially served the company as its project manager. After working with the company for some time, he became its president and chief operating officer. Today, he has been with OSI Group for more than 30 years, and he has been a large part of the company’s expansion and growth. Part of his job is to keep an eye on the company’s efforts overseas and to ensure that these operations run smoothly.
David McDonald was a part of a move that saw OSI Group purchasing Baho Food, which is a Dutch food company that provides deli meats and other kinds of foods to its customer base. The acquisition will be helping the company to better serve its European customers, and McDonald commented during the transition that Baho Food’s portfolio of products make a great addition to what his company is already offering. John Balvers, managing director of Baho Food, will be staying on and working with OSI. He is happy about the acquisition and expects to be able to offer his company’s customers a wider variety of products.
David McDonald was asked in an interview what his favorite marketing strategy is that attracts new customers. He answered that OSI Group likes to involve itself with the local culture where its company operates. This helps the company to better understand the real needs of its customers on a whole different level. One of the main benefits of doing this is that OSI can learn enough about the locality and region it serves that it can offer the people there exactly what they desire. This also builds a lot of trust with that local community.
David McDonald has admitted that his success has came from the relationships and partnerships he has helped to build with OSI Group. He relies on the people who serve OSI by spending a lot of time in a particular reason because they help the company to make the right spending choices. By focusing on creating the most successful operation possible in every single locality that the company serves in, David McDonald is helping to contribute to the larger picture. For OSI, this means that it is one of the top food companies in the entire world.