Since the year 2000, OSI group has maintained a steady growth. David McDonald, the president, and Chief operations officer, has contributed to the growth of the company in many ways. He has worked in the company for over thirty years having joined in 1987. It was his first job after leaving college, and he started as the project manager of OSI Group. His hard work and dedication are what made him rise in the company’s management. The company is the leading food production firm in the world even though it began as a small butcher shop in Oakland, Chicago owned by a German immigrant in 1909. It later became the primary meat supplier of Mc Donald’s restaurants, and within twenty-five years, the firm became one of the largest food suppliers in the world.
OSI Group’s growth in the last twenty-five years or so includes acquisitions and opening of many branches in the United States where it started and in other areas outside the home country. Additionally, the company has refurbished some of its existing plants to boost production. The company is spread out in seventeen states globally with over 65 branches. Furthermore, the company has a workforce of more than 20,000 staff members, and on the Forbes list, it was ranked 58th with a net worth estimate of $ 6.1 billion. McDonald together with Sheldon Lavin, the Chairman, and the Chief Executive Officer facilitated OSI Group’s expansion in different parts of the world. Lavin joined the company in the 1970’s, and his leadership and experience have helped the company’s growth in a big way.
Some of the notable contributions by the two leaders in the company include the acquisition of Baho Foods. The deal with the Dutch-based company was to cater for snacks and Deli meats in the retail and other food markets across Europe. Flagship Europe was another company, which was acquired by OSI Groups to boost its supply of food products in Europe to name and the neighboring countries. With Lavin’s experience in the marketing industry and McDonald in food industry experience that he gained from working with retailers, local suppliers and government agencies, the company’s growth are inevitable. The increase is because of the company’s vision, which is to deliver and maintain high-quality supplies to its customers consistently. The company takes all customers and people around as one family, and the desire to serve its family proudly is the driving force.