When Iowa native David McDonald graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 and became a project manager at the OSI Group, few anticipated the impact he would have on the company. Now, over 30 years later, he is president and chief operating officer of the company and a major reason the company is a leader in the worldwide food processing industry. Using his diverse skill set, ability to deal with government agencies in foreign countries, knowledge he gained about meat and agriculture growing up on a farm and his genuine interest in satisfying the company’s customers, McDonald has helped the OSI Group grow and succeed globally.
At the OSI Group, they process food and provide products and services for both major companies as well as individuals around the globe. David McDonald has helped the company to establish lucrative, dynamic partnerships. Plus, he has helped the company remain flexible enough to create unique, innovative food products as well as dynamic solutions to a variety of problems. McDonald has helped to make things run smoothly and fulfill the vision of company CEO Sheldon Lavin of feeding people all over the world. The high quality production and distribution standards McDonald has helped the company establish and maintain consistently attract new customers and keep them coming back.
David McDonald explains the OSI Group’s most effective marketing strategy that generates new business is to blend in with the local people, understand the products they want and need and deliver those products. This has allowed the OSI Group to gain the trust of the people. Each day David McDonald is charged handling the technical and infrastructure challenges the company faces. Working with great suppliers, supportive government agencies and an experienced, well-trained creative staff, he is able to come up with effective decisions that benefit the customers and the company.
The success of the OSI Group is built on the valuable partnerships McDonald has helped them to create as well as the company’s great culture, vision, innovation, talented staff and wise, thoughtful, decisions made by their executive leadership. But the bottom line is there is no success unless the customers are satisfied. David McDonald’s most important job is to do whatever is necessary to ensure the customers get the nutritious, tasty products they enjoy. Driven by a can-do ethic and an entrepreneurial passion, David McDonald is working every day to deliver the best value for the customers.
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