David McDonald Of OSI Group Sees Continued Growth And Continued Commitment To Customer Service As The Company’s Past And Future :
OSI Group is a food wholesale company that has been steadily growing since its founding in the early 20th century. By the 1970s OSI was expanding past the borders of North America where it already had a significant foothold with top rate accounts such as McDonald’s. The 70s saw the company start to expand out globally and really make the moves that have seen it grow into one of the largest company’s of its type in the world today. With 80 locations in 17 countries, OSI Group is a global food superpower. The large-scale expansion rally started when current CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin came on board full time with the company with a vision of making it into a worldwide name. By 1987 another piece of that expansion puzzle came on board with the hiring of David McDonald. David McDonald is currently the President as well as a sitting Board Member with OSI Group, but initially, he worked for the firm as a project manager with the task of helping the company to grow. You could say that David McDonald has stayed true to his roots with OSI. As President, he has presided over several exciting expansions and acquisitions in recent years.
2016 was a banner year for OSI Group in Europe. The company brought home the prestigious Globe of Honour award from the British Safety Council in recognition of its outstanding commitment it has made to running operations that are environmentally sustainable. That same year, David McDonald presided over the acquisitions of British company Flagship Europe and its subsequent renaming under the Creative Foods Europe banner and also Baho Food, a Dutch company that enjoys a significant customer base across continental Europe. This additions to the OSI portfolio are real game changers for the firm in its critical European market and both company’s fit with OSI’s strengths very well. That same year the firm also pumped a large investment of money into its processing facility in Toledo, Spain in order to boost chicken production. Currently, the output has doubled as a result of the new production line that was put in.
David McDonald was also working behind the scenes to help secure the deal that led to the acquisition of the Australian company Turi Foods. This is a huge boost to OSI’s footprint in the Australian market.
It is clear, by observing these recent developments that OSI Group is still very much a company on the move. The company is proud to be able to make constant improvements to its already legendary customer service.
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