David McDonald’s Tenure As President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group Has Seen A Series of Successful Expansions and Acquisitions:

OSI Group, LLC.’s President and Chief Operating Officer David G. McDonald has been with the powerhouse global food processing company since 1987. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. During his time with OSI, he has achieved many personal accomplishments that have helped the company continue its rise, leading it to become one of the top 100 food businesses in the United States and a global enterprise with facilities in 17 countries. David was born in 1964 into a hard-working, farming family. After graduating high school he attended Iowa State University, majoring in animal science. Upon his graduation in 1987 he accepted a position with OSI Group as a project manager in the very same year. He has never looked back and has climbed up the company’s ranks, eventually attaining his current positions. The years that David has spent with OSI have been a constant progression of expansion and acquisition and David has played a major role in this.

Part of OSI Group’s recent expansions under David McDonald’s leadership has taken place in the company’s European market. 2016 saw two major acquisitions in Europe. Baho Food is a Dutch company that provides meat products and other food items including snacks to the retail and foodservice industries. Regarding this valuable acquisition, David has stated that “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.” Later in 2016, OSI acquired Flagship Europe, a supplier to the U.K. market. Flagship carries a large range of products including frozen poultry, pies, sauces and dressings. David McDonald expressed a similar sentiment to his statement regarding the acquisition of Baho Food. He stated that “Adding Flagship to our OSI Europe business further broadens OSI’s presence in Europe.”

David has also been busy helping expand OSI’s production capacity on the American homefront. The company recently purchased the former Tyson Foods processing plant in Chicago, Illinois. The addition of this second Chicago facility will greatly expand the firm’s production capacity in its American market. OSI Group has always been synonymous with top-notch customer service. All of these recent acquisitions will help to ensure that this reputation is not only maintained but exceeded.

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OSI Group’s Health And Safety Standards Are Awarded By British Safety Council

The British Safety Council selects food businesses annually for its Globe of Honour award that adhere to top industry safety guidelines and demonstrate a commitment to sanitary practices. This last year’s recipient was OSI Group, a Chicago-based meat processing and distribution company that acquired Flagship Europe and Baho Food.

OSI Group uses high-grade cooking and preparation technology for its meats and packages them both in customized ready-to-order entrees and frozen meat to be placed in non-prepared dishes. The Globe of Honour award is just one of many accomplishments OSI Group has in its long history.

OSI Group is actually more than 100 years old. Otto Koslschowsky started it as a butcher shop in Chicago after immigrating from Germany in 1909 and in time he and his sons had built a full-scale factory with a great reputation for its meats. The company was named Otto & Sons for many years and even became the first partner company for McDonalds in the 1950s. In the mid-1980s when Sheldon Lavin became CEO, OSI Group started building plants overseas and acquiring many other food companies. They’ve always kept employees and managers on staff at every company they’ve bought. OSI Group is also one of the primary supporters of Ronald McDonald House Charities.