David McDonald grew up in Iowa on a farm. He is now the number two executive of OSI Group, LLC. He is both the president, chief operating officer, and a board member of this privately held food manufacturer. His deep experience in this industry and leadership skills were recognized by the North American Meat Institute when they made him their chairman of the board. Additionally, he serves Marfrig Global Foods S.A. as an independent director. This organization provides processed foods in Europe and in Brazil.
After graduating from Iowa State University David McDonald began his career at OSI Group. He had graduated with an undergraduate degree in animal science which he put to work as OSI Group handles a lot of protein such as chickens, beef, turkey, pork, and seafood. He began his career at OSI Group in 1987 and had worked his way up the ladder in order to attain his current position. The owner and chief executive officer of the company, Sheldon Lavin, created a family-like at atmosphere at this company which encourages people to stay with the company throughout their career. There are also plenty of chances to advance your career which David McDonald took full advantage of by working hard and helping the company to succeed.
When David McDonald attended Iowa State he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. A number of years ago he began to support his fraternity by giving to its scholarship funding efforts. He also was one of the first to begin financially supporting his fraternity when they needed to build a new house at this university. It was also partially due to his efforts that his fraternity’s arena was named the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center.
At OSI Group, David McDonald oversees this company’s international operations. His company has facilities in both North and South America, Asia, Europe, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. He was responsible for his company’s efforts during the 2008 Beijing Olympics where they supplied more than 100 tons of food. Everyone loved the food and this event helped advance career.
In his private life, David is married to Malinda and they live together in Warrenville, Illinois. Together they have six children. Two of the children went on to attend Iowa State University and it’s likely the other four will do so as well once they graduate from high school.
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