Focus On OSI Group’s President and COO, David McDonald
David McDonald is currently serving as the OSI Group’s president as well as chief operating officer. Previously, he served as the project manager of the OSI Industries. He also serves as the chair of North American Meat Institute. He has also been an autonomous director of Marfrig Global Foods S.A. from 2008. This was after the acquisition of the OSI Group businesses in Brazil and Europe by the Marfrig Frigoificos e Comercio de Alimentos. David McDonald sits on the board of directors at OSI Group. He is charged with the responsibility of serving as a director at OSI International Foods (Australia) Pty Limited. David McDonald went to the Iowa State University where he graduated with an Animal Science degree.
David McDonald’s Reactions to the Acquisition of Baho Food
David McDonald OSI Group made an announcement on August 8, 2016 that it had acquired Baho Food, a Dutch company involved in the manufacture of deli meats, convenience foods as well as snacks. Baho Food, which used to serve the retail and foodservice segments, was acquired for an unknown amount. OSI Group’s COO and president, David McDonald, in a statement, stated that the deal would allow the group to expand its business within Europe once the government gave its approval. David further explained that Baho Food’s portfolio of brands and products complemented OSI Group’s current strengths in processing. The portfolio would further broaden the capabilities of the group in satisfying the changing needs of its customers in the best way possible.
Role of David McDonald in Improving OSI Group’s Sustainability
In July 2016, OSI Group released its Global Sustainability Report for 2016/17. Mr. McDonald stated that the group was fully committed to conduct its business in a sustainable and reasonable manner. This involves evolving business practices to achieve operational efficiencies to enhance its employees’ lives, sustain environmental resources and support its global communities. The group targets to reduce its water and energy intensity by 10% as well as achieve a zero-waste-to-landfill status by 2020.
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