OSI Industries is an international leader in the food industry. The corporation is led by innovative President and COO, David McDonald. Mr. McDonald has been with OSI for more than 3 decades. OSI and Mr. McDonald are an American midwest story of success.
David McDonald is from Iowa who graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and who was also awarded the senior accolade of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award.
Despite Mr. McDonald’s global recognition as one of the leaders at OSI Industries, his feet still stands on Iowa soil. At his alma mater, David is a generous philanthropist who supports scholarship funds and internship opportunities for Iowa State University students.
Mr. McDonald has been acknowledged by the college in the form of being honored with the Iowa State University Foundation Emerging Philanthropist Award. For Mr. McDonald’s support of the college’s alumni association, he won the ISU Young Alumni Award. David McDonald is married with six children in Iowa, where his two eldest children are attending Iowa State University.
Today, OSI Industries is operating in the U.S., and in 17 foreign countries. With his skill and experience in working with suppliers and retailers throughout the years, David McDonald recently led an expansion quest into China. Mr. McDonald became entrenched in the Chinese corporate bureaucratic design and as such, OSI became the first joint-venture as a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise.
From the Midwest to the world, OSI has become a $6+ billion company and is one of the largest private companies in the world. OSI Industries has a rich history which started with Otto Kolschowsky in 1909 as a small Chicago butcher shop and later the partner of the international fast-food chain of McDonald’s.
During this expansive initial growth, David McDonald, a recent college graduate, was hired by OSI as an intern working under Sheldon Lavin, the company CEO. Mr. David McDonald says that 30 years ago he knew that his career would always be with OSI Industries and that his zeal for the company’s worldwide growth with its partners and especially to their customers remains the same today.