David McDonald has been President of OSI since 1987. McDonald accepted the position of President right after he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in animal studies. While a student at Iowa State, McDonald was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. McDonald is an immediate past president of The North American Meat Institute from 2015 to recently. From 2008 until recently, he was a Global Director of Marfrig Global Foods S.A.
David McDonald has improved OSI’s work in sustainability in three focus areas that are: social responsibility, the environment, and a sustainable supply chain. In 2015, Osi helped out the starving and homeless citizens of the Philippines by donating more than 252,000 lbs of food to their food banks. OSI has also helped out many animal welfare associations by creating workshops to provide training for the proper care and feeding of pets and other animals in both Europe and in the United States.
David McDonald OSI Group was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky who initially used it as a family-owned meat market. When Ray Kroc bought the Mc Donalds Brothers’ hamburger stand and turned it into a multi-million dollar franchise, he used OSI to supply the ground beef that went into their burgers back in 1955. In 1973, a plant in West Chicago dedicated Otto & Sons’ to be the very first Mc Donald’s facility. By 1978, after having many operations across the country, they expanded to Europe with the first German establishment. It spent the rest of the of the 70’s and many decades more expanding globally, including more services in the United States.
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