OSI Group has sustained a steady growth pattern since the year 2000. The Company’s President David McDonald has not remained behind in the growth. He joined the company as the Project Manager but today is the President and the Chief Operations Manager in his over thirty years career at OSI.
The company is among the leading food producers and marketers worldwide. It was started in 1909 in Oakland, Chicago by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky who started the business as a small butcher shop. After some years in operation, the owner of McDonald’s chain of restaurants appointed the company then called Otto & Sons as one of the leading meat suppliers.
As McDonald’s restaurants expanded their business globally, Otto & Sons followed suit since the orders increased simultaneously. In 1975, Otto & Sons changed its brand name to OSI Group. The company has many branches both at home, the United States of America, and internationally. Today, the company has 65 plants distributed across 17 countries worldwide. In 2016, OSI Group was ranked 58th in the Forbes list of largest privately owned companies in the United States of America with an estimated net worth of $ 6.1 billion. In 1987, David McDonald joined the company and worked as an intern to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sheldon Lavin. The company spread its wings to Europe, Pacific Rim, and South and Central America from 80’s and early 90’s.In the company’s debut of OSI Asia-Pacific division, it partnered with K&K Foods from Taiwan. From the time he joined the company, it has grown tremendously because of the contribution between him and Sheldon.
McDonald learned the technical and operations of the company and was in an excellent position to review the best companies to collaborate with in line with the company’s corporate culture. He also understood the company’s commitment to the growth and maintenance of stable and experienced staff. The President pointed out that OSI Group’s growth is contributed to its vision to work hard and produce enough for its customers. Additionally, the company values both the staff and customers and treats them like family. In that case, the company manufactures enough products for its family.
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