David McDonald is an accomplished food industry executive at OSI Group. He currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. Some of his accolades include appointment as Chairman of the North American Meat Institute where he also serves on the Board of Directors.
OSI Group is a company based in Aurora, Illinois that specializes in providing meat products such as beef patties, sausage patties, pizza and sandwiches to some of America’s top restaurant chains and food service providers as well as consumers in Europe and Asia. Some of the companies they provide to include Subway, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Burger King and Papa Johns.
With expansion into Asia and Europe, David believes that his local management teams are an essential part of the success of the organization because they have first hand experience about the different taste and cultures of the countries that they provide products to OSI’s expansion into China has only grown in the 20 year partnerships, and they continue to experience more growth in the Asian market.
They have opened eight facilities in the region with another two in the works. He believes that it is essential to listen to what the locals want and to garnish trust with them in order to assure that they are delivered quality products that also adhere to their standards and culture.
Food Safety and Food quality coupled with humility and listening to the needs and wants of the customer are important aspects of the success in China. He believes that listening and trying to understand from the customers perspective is an essential part of growing the business.
David’s ability to work with both upper management and local management is an asset to OSI Group. His knowledge of industry operations and international business is essential in his day to day operations at OSI Group. It is with this ability that OSI will continue to grow and provide products to industry food leaders throughout the world.