David McDonald has spent his entire professional career at OSI Group, LLC, a privately held global food processing company that is based in Aurora, Illinois. He now serves as both the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company as well as having a seat on the Board of Directors, second only to the Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin. Additionally, he is an Independent Director for another food processing company, Marfrig Global Foods S.A. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Iowa State University.
As President of the company, David McDonald is responsible for making sure the company meets sustainability guidelines throughout its operations around the world. This includes areas such as environment sustainability, social responsibility, and maintaining a sustainable supply chain such as keeping food quality high and safe as well as animal welfare standards. In the company’s latest Global Sustainability Report, it was noted that OSI Group achieved ISO14001 certification in Europe which is one of the highest standards in the world. The company had also donated more than 250,000 pounds of food to Feeding America which is then distributed to food banks across the United States.
When talking about the company’s efforts to be sustainable, David McDonald said that his company was committed to being a responsible organization that conducts business in a sustainable manner. He added that OSI Group continually improves their business practices so that the company is more efficient with resources and does more to minimize its impact on the environment. Additionally, he said that the company plans to have a 10% reduction in energy and water use by 2020 as well as aiming for 0% of its waste ending up in landfills and what David knows.
One of the biggest markets that OSI Group has been targeting is China, according to David McDonald. In 2016, OSI Group built a feed mill in Shandong Province which is one of the largest of its kind in China. China’s huge population and increasing middle class present a great opportunity for OSI Group to grow even larger. He also said that his company has some great partners in the country and he looks forward to working more closely with them in the future and more information click here.