Working Hard Pays Off: David McDonald

David McDonald is a man who knows a thing or two when it comes to food. He was born and raised in Iowa. He graduated from college with a degree in Animal Science. He moved on to become Chairman of the North American Meat Institute. While he was doing that he began to work for the OSI group. He began his work there as a project manager and now almost thirty years later he is now the company president. He has worked hard to get where he is and how to be a success. He recently talked with about how he got where he is today.

David McDonald says that after college he went to work at OSI Group and really liked the company. He says he began his career at the bottom and worked his way up to the top. He was inspired to work hard at the company because he was passionate about biology and agriculture. His college degree helped him get through the door.

One thing at David McDonald strives to achieve while working is to not only meet the expectations of the customers that OSI works with but surpass them. He says that since OSI is a private company it can take the time necessary to establish relationships with new clients. He wants to make sure that the company is flexible enough to be able to bring the most optimal ideas to the table not only for the OSI staff but the client as well.

One area that David McDonald saw that could be better utilized is the European market. OSI went ahead with plans to buy a Dutch company called Baho Foods. David says that it was a great way to expand into the European market and get OSI’s foot in the door. This was the perfect way for OSI to grow in a competitive world market.

David McDonald has always believed in working hard. In almost thirty years he has seen the food processing industry change before his eyes. One thing, however, remains clear in his mind. That is giving customers what they want and more.

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