David McDonald the Brains Behind One of the Largest Meat Processing Plants in the World Today

David McDonald, President of OSI Group is a college graduate with a degree in Animal Science. He began his career as the chairman of the North American Meat Institute however started working for OSI Group as the project manager making his way to the top as the current President of the Company.

The company is a global food provider delivering top-notch products and services to its customers. The company’s success today can be accredited to its foundation. Otto Kolschowsky, a native German, established a meat market in 1909 based in Illinois. In 1917, he relocated to another Chicago suburb where he expanded his business into wholesale meat trade. The company established a good reputation in their community, and in 1928, it was made official as the company was now referred to as Otto and Sons.

In 1995, the franchise popularly known as McDonalds opened its first restaurant. Otto and Sons got the opportunity of supplying fresh produce to the restaurant thanks to its reputation. Otto and Sons became one of the four meat suppliers in the late 1960’s thanks to the introduction of cryogenic food processing, which was efficient in preserving food.

Otto and Sons opened its first large-scale meat processing plant in 1973 in West Chicago that developed tunnels dedicated to cryogenic food processing. Glenmark, a separate unit was formed dedicated to all non-McDonald’s business.

OSI makes money through processing, provision, and distribution of food products and services to well-known companies all over the world. David McDonald has been with OSI for almost three decades, and during this time, the company has grown tremendously and has established effective and dynamic partnerships thus the company’s lucrative profit margins from early stages.

David McDonald has credible experience in the food industry. He was Marfig Global Foods S.A.’s Independent Director. He is the chairman of North American Meat Institute, a board of directors’ member at OSI Group as well as the Director of OSI international foods Pty Limited in Australia.

David McDonald takes pride in the company’s ability to and watching the team grow and challenge themselves is truly commendable and rewarding. OSI Group values family and considers its clients like family. The same products they would use in their homes are the same products that are passed to its customers. Positive feedback creates awareness about the company and the client’s confidence in OSI Group is already a reward in itself.

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