David McDonald’s Leadership of OSI Group, LLC

OSI Industries, LLC. is a U.S. company the operates plants in Chicago, Geneva and West Chicago in Illinois, Oakland and Riverside, California, Iowa, West Jordan, Utah, Fort Atkinson and Wisconsin. Its products include private label brand foods. It also co-packs major brand name items for foodservice and retail clients. OSI has more than 50 facilities in 17 countries located in North America, the Asia-Pacific regions and Western and Eastern Europe. OSI’s products include bacon, hot dogs, pizza, meat patties, fish, pork, poultry, vegetable and dough.

Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, David McDonald is OSI’s president and chief operating officer. OSI has operated in China for the past 20 years. Recently, OSI announced an agreement with China’s DOYOO Group to partner, forming a new company which will be called DaOSI. To date OSI provides products to China’s food service companies, Burger King, McDonalds, Subway, Yum, Starbucks, Papa John’s and Saizeriya. OSI supplied much of the food for the Beijing 2008 summer Olympics. They successfully supplied 113 tons of five kinds of products, beef, chicken, eggs, pork and dehydrated onion with zero complaints.

Mr. McDonald graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Activities and Societies. He has worked with the OSI Group for the last 30 years. In addition to his responsibilities at OSI, he also serves as Chairman of North American Meat Institute and he has been, since 2008, an Independent Director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A.

Under David McDonald’s leadership OSI has continued to grow. They fight to grow the organization and to make more of a difference and offer more to their customers. McDonald believes that this is accomplished by increasing their production capacity and putting more effort into product development. OSI Group treats customers as partners. Customers and their suppliers help direct OSI to the products they need to create to grow their business. Today’s consumer is demanding more sophisticated choices, such as natural and organic and premium versus affordable foods. Yet, these foods have to be healthy and tasty. One of their prime customers, McDonalds stated that the partnering helps give the consumers what they want and is a necessity for being a sustainable business. For more info about us: http://www.wattagnet.com/articles/27821-osi-group-acquires-dutch-company-baho-food click here.

Under the guidance of David McDonald, OSI Adds to their sustainability goals through its equipment manufacturers, who develop processes that improve food safety and quality. That often means developing improvements for machinery such as built-in X-ray equipment that detects foreign particles. He also insures OSI interacts with its agriculture suppliers who feed their livestock nutritious, danger-free foods and provide adequate housing and growth conditions.

How Sheldon Lavin Became an Industry Titan

Mr. Sheldon Lavin is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group LLC and holds a myriad of other titles among OSI Group’s subsidiaries. Today he is a driving force within the industry, as well as an inspiration to an entire generation of young entrepreneurs, but this was not always the case.

Mr. Lavin entered the meat and food services industry as an outsider, having made a name for himself in the banking industry as an executive and investor. During this period, Mr. Lavin was also the head of his own financial consulting firm. Ironically, it was Mr. Lavin’s expertise in the field of banking that lead to his introduction to the meat and food services industry. It was in early 1970 that Mr. Lavin began his foray into the industry that he is most known for today. Mr. Lavin was asked to help secure financing and close a deal for Otto and Son’s, which would allow them to build a new meat processing facility in the midwest. For more info about us: http://www.osigroup.com/news/ click here.

Upon the completion of the meat processing factory, Otto and Son’s would become the midwest meat supplier for McDonald’s Corporation. This would be a major step in the history of Otto and Son’s, so Mr. Lavin’s knowledge and expertise would be very helpful. During the initiation of the deal with Otto and Son’s, Mr. Lavin was asked to come aboard with Otto and Son’s in order to create solid foundation between all parties, but he declined. Although Mr. Lavin declined to become a partner at Otto and Son’s, his forward thinking allowed him to see the massive potential in the company, so he agreed to stay on as a consultant, while keeping the option to become a more critical part of the company in the future if he decided to do so. By the middle of the decade, Mr. Lavin had become very involved with many of the operations at Otto and Son’s, which at this time had become OSI Group.At the start of the 1980’s, Mr. Lavin had become an integral part of the success OSI Group had begun seeing, and began expanding the company to Europe, Asia, Australia, and South Africa.

The 1980’s was very fruitful for the company, setting the foundation for the industry giant that we see today. At the age of 81, Mr. Lavin is still intensely involved with the operations at OSI Group and continues to make charitable contributions to foundations such as Ronald McDonald House.