David McDonald: The Future of The Food Industry

Swine Day is an event that educates swine producers about the issues they are facing concerning their industry. It’s a day where they get together and discuss what is happening next. As prices on food continues to climb drastically, people in the meat industry such as farmers have every right to be concerned. David McDonald is there to help bring about a perspective that will give the swine producers an edge when it comes to the pork industry.

Pork is one of the growing sources of meat that is eaten annually by lots of people. It’s not eaten as much as chicken but people do consume it at a high rate. On June 28, swine producers got to hear from well known speakers about issues that could effect them, especially with out current administration. Others will talk about how they are able to transform their farms to produce more pork and increase their profit. This will be most helpful to those farmers who would like to make some changes. David McDonald is talking about the future of the global food industry. He sits on the board of directors for North American Meat. His perspectives will be greatly appreciative at this meeting. David McDonald will also discuss the topic of consumption of protein.

Jeff Ansell will bring some humor to the event and discuss a topic that deals with when you are in the spotlight. His goal is to help people become better communicators. David McDonald wants everyone to better understand the future of the meat industry. In order to attend this meeting, everyone had to pay and register. Thee were 16 presentations and guests can pick what topics interest them most. Whether it was negotiating swine prices or picking out new barns, guests had a chance to get informed and ask questions about what was important to them. A Century of Innovation at OSI Group.

This was a good conference. Everyone probably walked away with more knowledge then they ever did before. There’s nothing wrong with when it helps turn you a profit. Having an optimistic view of the meat industry is good.

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David McDonald: Guiding OSI Group Towards Greater Global Presence

OSI Group occupies the enviable position of being the global leader when it comes to the supplies of processed value-added food products especially proteins. The company has over the years specialized in customized manufacture and processing of various foods that meet the unique demands of their global clientele base. The company has operations in several continents beyond the United States in North America it was founded. OSI Group has operations in Asia where it has over 20 years of operations in China. Moreover, the company has increased its presence in Europe with strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Much of these progresses owe to the strategic and visionary leadership of David McDonald; the current president and chief operations officer who also owns OSI Group. He also serves on the board of the company.

Consolidating OSI Group’s Global Presence

One of the strategic plans that David McDonald has excelled at implementing is a localized global presence. In addition to expanding operations in China and other Asian countries, OSI Group has also expanded operations in Australia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. The acquisition of Baho Foods, Hynek Schlachthof GmbH and Flagship Europe added to the growing expansion of OSI Group’s presence in other European countries such as Poland, Austria and the United Kingdom. This has been enhanced by various partnerships in Germany and the UK. The management teams of these entities have been localized to ensure that they reflect the cultural identity of their locations. Such expansion strategies have already paid dividends across various regions including China where OSI Group won the contract to supply food during the Olympic Games in Beijing and to the various global fast food outlets in China.

Education and Career Profile

In addition to her current roles at the helm of OSI Group, David McDonald also doubles up as the chairman of North American Meat Institute. He is also a member of the board of directors at Mafrig Global Foods S.A. after joining the OSI Group’s subsidiary in 2008. He is also a director at OSI International Foods Pty Ltd, which is OSI Group’s Australian subsidiary. He joined OSI Group over three decades ago after graduating from Iowa State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science.

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