How is it that a little boy from Lowa farms has become the most well-known leader in the American food industry? He started from the very humble background into an internationally recognized leader of a premier food company with food processing facilities in the U.S, Europe, and Asia. David McDonald is a popular name in the food processing industry. McDonald has essentially entered into the core of the food industry and gone to the top in less than three decades, but how?
David McDonald spent his childhood years on the farms of Lowa. He was introduced to agriculture at an early age by his parents, and he developed a lot of interest in farming and rearing livestock. He spent several years working on his parents’ farm where he learned the many challenges facing the agricultural sector. He was determined to study hard and make things better for the farmers.
Though his parents were not wealthy, they helped him attain his education goals. McDonald went to Lowa State University in 1987 to pursue a degree in animal science. As it was expected of him, McDonald studied hard in school and graduated with flying colors from the University.
After his graduation, McDonald launched his career at OSI Industries in 1991. He quickly familiarized with the company’s operations, and within a short time, he was making significant contributions to the company. McDonald took every opportunity granted seriously, and he never disappointed his mentors. Through hard work and dedication, McDonald rose through the ranks to become the COO and the President of the company.
When he joined the company, McDonald portrayed exceptional leadership skills, which major contributed to his promotions. He has earned several accolades for his exemplary leadership capabilities. Some of the recognized awards given to him include the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award the Global Visionary award. McDonald is now among the highly respected figures in the food industry.
McDonald has successfully led OSI Industries into becoming a leading supplier of value-added proteins that are found in products such as sandwiches, pizza, beef patties, and sausage links. He has also led the company into acquiring several food processing facilities that include Baho Foods and former Tysons foods facility in Chicago.