David McDonald; How OSI Group grew tremendously in China

David McDonald has been serving at OSI Group since he left Iowa State University. He started at the Company as an intern and ever since his career grown over the three decades he has been with the company. Mr. McDonald grew up in Iowa farm and graduated from Iowa state university. He holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science.

Currently, David McDonald OSI Group is the Chief Operating Officer and the president at OSI Group, which is one of the most successful private companies in the food processing industry worldwide. David McDonald played a vital role in leading OSI in its expansion in China. In 2001, when China was entering the World Trade Organization, Mr. McDonald was already rooted in the leadership of OSI. By this time, OSI had already established a foundation in China before the country’s entrance. The economy of China was expected to have a period of rapid growth, and OSI Industries was ready to expand with it.

According to David, the fact that OSI Industries was private and not publicly owned, it was easy for them to be more flexible and this gave them the ability to think long-term and be more patient when it comes to building a relationship or business. He also said that in the end, flexibility and patience and trust that is established over time is what is required to reward both partners. The growth at OSI was not focused on only the first wave of China’s economy, but also the company took new ventures in Europe and the United States.

On 12th September 2012, OSI Group celebrated twenty years in China since it was first established in Beijing in 1992 when it started to offer McDonald’s with food and has grown tremendously ever since. In 2008, the company was able to successfully supply 113 tons of different types of products ranging from chicken, dehydrated onion, pork, eggs, and beef when Beijing had the Olympic Games. Afterward, there were no complaints about the products that OSI provided, and hence the company became the supplier for different top brands in the food processing industry such as McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks among others.

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