It is always an inspiration to follow successful people and get their story. Today, the stage belongs to David McDonald. Mr. David holds the positions of the president and Chief Operating Officer to the giant company in food production and distribution, OSI Group.
David’s journey to the top seat started after he completed his university course in 1987. At the Iowa State University, David McDonald pursued a degree in Animal science following his interest in biology and agriculture. Even though he started at the bottom, David worked hard, and 30 years later, he is not only the president of OSI but also the North American Meat Institute Chairman.
Throughout the OSI group’s achievements, David has been there to witness the company grow. He has collaborated with OSI logistics in order to assist the company make the necessary steps in the changing market. David McDonald understands OSI is based on meeting customer expectations and so he seeks to establish a local culture for markets thanks to the local marketers.
OSI has established partnerships with companies in the food industry such as Baho food. For David McDonald, this has been in accordance with OSI’s vision for food sustainability. He strongly supports the company’s quality services which are evident through the many customers that keep their relationship with OSI group.
It has not been all smooth; however, David had to deal with infrastructure challenges in the chain of operations. The way to solve this according to Mr. David is to work with the government agencies to secure success. McDonald expresses his satisfaction with the company’s ability to set up facilities globally. David is hopeful that despite all the technical and infrastructural challenges, OSI will have a breakthrough in the new market.
The OSI president is determined to see the company continue its growth. One thing that has made all this possible is his relentless efforts for innovative solutions to encounter the evolving world while still providing value to OSI clients.
Finally, David is time conscious, and he has made the necessary steps to time management including reading a book by the title- Time Management from a Cross-Cultural Perspective. He can budget for his time and switch time zones without any challenges.
OSI’s positive feedback from the clients and David McDonald’s 30 years’ experience are contributing factors to their success. His gradual climb to the current position proof his ability to take OSI to the next level.