David McDonald is the chief operating officer and the president of the OSI Group. OSI Group is a meat processing company and supplier. Its headquarters is in Aurora, Illinois.
McDonald has a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. He is a board member of the North American Meat Institute and an independent director at Marfrig Global Foods. He took up the role at Marfrig Global Foods in 2008 when the company acquired OSI’s division in Europe and Brazil. There has been a need for global companies to make sure that they meet all the requirements for operating in a particular country in recent years. Many factors including regulations and cultural differences affect how that company will be run in a particular country.
McDonald said that OSI has established a global network that connects every employee in the company’s offices and plants. The company has a global operation that scales as the size of the company grows. This is supplemented with local teams that are chosen because they understand the local tastes and way of life. McDonald stated that the result was a global initiative that is flexible and efficient. OSI has operated in the Chinese market for more than two decades. The company has grown to meet the customer needs of the country as a result of the ballooning economy. OSI Group is the largest producer of poultry in the country. The company supplies international brands such as Burger King, Papa John’s, Starbucks, and McDonald’s in China.
David McDonald OSI Group mentioned that China is an important market for them because it is the largest consumer market in the world. He pointed out that people are becoming affluent as the population grows in size. It is for this reason that OSI is focused on growing alongside its customers in the country. He explained how the partnering process helped them to develop sustainable relationships with clients. The company first understands the needs of the customers. They then work with the suppliers to meet them. McDonald said that they have discussions with their clients on the solutions.