David McDonald is one of those rare people nowadays that has spent his entire career at one company. After graduating from Iowa State University he was hired on at OSI Group, an international food provider. He has been the chief operating officer and president of this privately-owned company for several years now and oversees a wide range of subsidiaries and a global supply chain. View David McDonald’s profile at Linkedin.
One of their subsidiaries in Europe is Baho Food. David McDonald managed the negotiations that brought this company into the OSI Group fold in August 2016. Baho Food processes meat products that are sold to retail outlets and restaurants. They have food processing facilities in Germany and the Netherlands and sell their items under five brand names which are Bakx Foods, Q Smart Life, Gelderland Frishwaren, Henri van de Bilt, and Vital Convenience.
When his company acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food, McDonald released a statement that this acquisition would give his company a larger David European presence. He also noted that what Baho Food sells and their brands fit well with what OSI Group excels at. It also gave his company the ability to best meet the evolving needs of their customers.
A few years ago, OSI Group hired a vice president of quality assurance and food safety who reports directly to David McDonald OSI Group. This person, Dr. Kenneth Petersen, now leads OSI Group’s Global Quality Council. David McDonald released a statement where he welcomed Ken to the company and said that his extensive experience would put OSI Group at the forefront of the food industry’s food safety practices and policy. OSI Group is committed to delivering the highest quality food, he stated.
David McDonald got married in 1991. They have six children in their family with the older ones now attending his alma mater, Iowa State University. He is also active with his church and the broader community that he lives in. This includes serving on the school board for St. Michael and participating in the St. Michael Parish. He also maintains an active role with Iowa State University and supporting his fraternity with scholarships.