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David McDonald Biography

David Gerard McDonald, born in the year 1964, grew up on a ranch in Iowa. David received a Bachelors of Science diploma in Animal Science at Iowa State in 1987.

In 1987, David began career at OSI Industries, which is a multi-national meat processing business that now has over 65 plants in 17 countries. When McDonald started his job at OSI, he held a Project Manager position. His main responsibility involved expanding OSI’s market internationally especially with a focus centered on Asia and Latin America. Throughout the years, David has constantly sought to expand responsibilities. He currently sits in the office of Chief Operating Officer and President. On August 8, 2016, OSI Group announced acquisition of Baho Foods. ” Adding Baho Food to our OSI Europe business gives OSI a broader presence in Europe” said McDonald. OSI Group also acquired flagship Europe in December 2016.

In 2016, OSI released a report concerning Global Sustainability which recorded progress which was made in part based on the supply chain, environmental and social accountability during a period lasting from 2016 to 2017. The report described the aims of OSI group by the year 2020 which includes a 10% reduction of water and energy intensity. Each OSI facility in Europe attained excellent ISO certifications.

David McDonald, in addition to serving on Board of Directors at OSI Industries along with many of OSIs Group companies, Mr. McDonald retained a position on Board of Directors for Marfrig Alimentos in South America, one of the biggest wholly integrated meat companies on the globe. David McDonald has also been the former Chairman at American Meat Institute, the protein industry’s biggest connection. David McDonald also was the very first Chairman for North American Meat Institute, an entirely new organization formed by the merging of North American Meat Association and American Meat Institute. David McDonald continues to be a standing member on North American Meat Institute’s Executive Board.

In 1991, David McDonald got married and had six kids. David is also actively involved in his church and community. David has served on the school board of St. Michael and actively participates in the Parish of St. Michael. In addition, David is actively involved in many events and projects sponsored by the Iowa State University. His extra time is focused on his family especially the lives of his kids.

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