David McDonald – From Farm Living to President and COO

If anyone is proof that you can be anything you set your mind out to be, it is David McDonald. He is walking, breathing, and talking proof that hard work and dedication can lead to the achievement of all your goals and beyond. This man put in a lot of hard work and dedication, blood, sweat, and tears over the years, and he has done just that. David McDonald was born in northeast Iowa and raised on a farm. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1987, receiving the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award, as well as his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He started his career with OSI Group almost immediately following his graduation. He is still actively involved with the university’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative.

In 2011, he is responsible for a group of students visiting a OSI facility in China, to which one of those students is a now a current employee. He also took on a student intern, which opened the path for additional internship opportunities in the future.With McDonald as President and COO of OSI Group, the company has made several changes for the better. Under his presidency, they have extended to Hungary and Geneva. Additionally, two poultry producing factors opening in China has made OSI group the world’s biggest poultry producing company. Most recently, the company purchased Baho Foods with McDonald’s praise.

After the purchase of Baho Foods, McDonald expressed pride and praised the deal, saying that the investment is a significant one that compliments the company’s existing products and clients.He is quoted by Food Business News as stating, “Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe. The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.”You cannot think that you will fail to meet your goals and still achieve them. you must believe that you can, be dedicated to doing so, and put in the work it takes. David McDonald is a perfect example of this. He believed he could, stayed dedicated, and worked as hard as he had to and look where he is today.