The OSI Group has been one of the most influential meat processing and poultry companies in the world, being the primary provider of fresh meat to many fast food restaurants and brands such as McDonald’s.
The OSI Group was founded in 1909 by Sheldon Lavin as a poultry and processed meat provider for companies, restaurants and food brands. Since the inauguration of the business, the OSI Group has grown so large that it provides ingredients to restaurants in all over the world, and is one of the most prominent American privately owned meat processing brands, having more than 60 facilities in 17 different countries.
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The OSI Group is currently led by David McDonald, the President of the corporation and the Chief Operational Officer (COO). David McDonald OSI Group has overseen most of the growth and expansion of the company, and is directly involved in the business decisions, acquisitions and the establishment of new facilities. David McDonald is also a big player in the business relationship between the OSI Group and the McDonald’s fast food brand, with the group being the primary provider for all of the fast food’s outlets.
The David McDonald OSI Group leadership led to the improvement of the group’s way of producing the fresh ingredients and meat that they provided to companies around the world. He advocated for the improvement of the manufacturing with new and innovative technology to improve the quality of the product.
As the President and COO of the company, has expanded the reach of the OSI Group since he assumed the position. The business relationship David McDonald OSI Group led to most of the expansions of the group being very beneficial to the business, and one of the first partnerships that led to a business expansion was in 1990, when they partnered with General Milling Corporation and Alaska Mil Corporation to expand to the Philippines.
Since then, the OSI Group acquired GW Padley Poultry and Dove Valley in 2004 to expand the production of fresh ingredients and proceeded to purchase Amick Farms as well, in 2009. The company continued to expand their production and improve the quality of their fresh ingredients with the acquisition of more producers such as Tyson Foods and Flagship Europe, under David McDonald OSI Group’s leadership.
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