President of OSI Group David McDonald is said to have been a key component in the progression of OSI overseas. His leadership and direct experience working on farms have provided David McDonald with a very unique outlook on the food industry. Mr.McDonald holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the Iowa State University along with recognition in the form of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. Today, David McDonald holds the position of president and COO of one of the largest food providers in the world. In a recent sit-down interview with Mr.McDonald, we were able to delve deeper into his management techniques and the future of OSI Group.
How does OSI Group encourage innovation within the company?
Mr.McDonald states that the motivation or push for innovation rarely comes from management, in fact, most of the times the innovation is seen as a result of a customer request. If a customer wants a certain add-on or tweaks to his menu, the team at OSI Group is ready to fire up to grill and work until they find the perfect solution.
How did you accomplish the success seen in the Chinese market?
Having patience in order to understand the culture is the most important thing we could have done, says David Mcdonald. Being a privately owned company is what has allowed the team to slowly develop strong relationships and trust.
What do you see in the future for OSI Group?
David McDonald comments that the company will seek to follow the same goals and techniques that have made it the largest food provider company today, and that is seeking new ways to bring the best quality products to our customers and the public in general.
After three decades with the company, how do you stay motivated?
At OSI, there is never a dull moment, things are always changing and clients always need something, says Mr.McDonald.
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