Any successful person will tell you that there are two crucial factors that determine success. This is pursuing passion and hard work. One of the successful people who have followed this path is David McDavid, the CEO of OSI Group.
Brief History in the Life of David McDavid
David McDavid grew up in the farms of Iowa. At an early age, David was involved in everything in his father’s farm where he developed an interest in agriculture. Although his parents were not wealthy, they managed to nurture his dream by ensuring he attained a good education.
In 1987, David joined Iowa State University to pursue a degree in the field of animal science. Within a short time, he completed the degree and joined the Chicago-based OSI industry. Through his hard work, passion and integrity, David rose through the ranks of leadership in the company to become the COO (Chief Operating Officer) and ultimately the President.
David’s Notable Achievements in OSI Group
Throughout the years as the president of OSI Group, David has brought in massive changes. For starters, he’s known for launching and improvement several processing and production departments. One of such departments that David has put a lot of emphasis on is the processing facility in Poland.
The processing facility has played an important role in penetrating through markets such as Geneva and Hungary. Over the years, David’s leadership has been responsible for choosing the best talent in the talent pool. This has helped OSI in penetrating several cultures and countries.
Another great achievement by David is the acquisition and expansion of OSI Group in several countries. A notable acquisition is Baho Food. David states that the acquisition was an important factor that helped in penetration of ISO into the European market.
David stated that adding Baho Food in the OSI family will ensure that the taste of food of their foreign customers will satisfy its customers. OSI is planning to retain Baho Food’s employees because they are well aware of what is happening in local scene. Thus, their addition will only be a benefit to the OSI Group.
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