It was in 1987, just after graduating from Iowa State University, that David McDonald first became an employee at Aurora, Illinois-based OSI Group. For the past several years he has been the chief operating officer and president with several executives reporting directly to him. He holds a degree in animal science which made working at multinational food processing company like OSI Group a natural fit for him.
Early in his career, David McDonald was assigned the task of growing OSI Group’s business in Latin America and China. He was highly successful at this and was given expanded responsibilities as time went on and the successes mounted up. In addition to his other roles at this company, he is on its board of directors and that of several of its subsidiaries. He is also on the board of directors of the Brazilian firm Marfrig Alimentos S/A. This is one of the world’s largest suppliers of processed protein products. More about of David McDonald at Bloomberg
David McDonald has taken on the responsibility of negotiating with companies that OSI Group acquires. One example of this is Amick Farms which was acquired by OSI Group in November 2006. They supply premium chicken products and their market greatly expanded as a result of being acquired. Their products are sold in retail stores and are also used in restaurants and industrial applications.
He also handled the negotiations to create a new company with Australia’s Turi Foods in May 2018. This new company is called Turosi Pty Ltd. and David McDonald stated that it leverages the strengths of both the companies behind it. OSI Group has existing food brands in Australia which are Colonial Farm, La Ionica, Golden Farms, and Bannockburn. Turi Foods is a family-owned business and is Australia’s largest poultry processor.
When the new company launched, David McDonald released a statement in which he said that both companies behind Turosi have strong reputations with their Australian customers. He saw enormous potential with this new company with many ways they could attain new opportunities. Both companies continued to operate their food processing factories in Australia such as OSI Group’s in Victoria, QLD, and NSW. Visit their website: http://officialdavidmcdonald.com/