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OSI Group: McDonalds Supplier History and Expansion into China

David McDonald has worked in the food industry for thirty years and has gotten to the point where he is now the chief operating officer of OSI Group McDonalds: a global food distribution group. OSI Group McDonalds was born from a German immigrant living in Chicago. In essence, the reason that OSI group has grown so exponentially is that they became of one of McDonald’s food suppliers from day one. When you have a relationship with such a large organization as McDonald’s, you truly have the potential for growth which many other companies do not. So a lot of the success of OSI Group McDonalds is due to the excellent working relationship with the McDonald’s corporation and the ability to keep up with their growing needs; the relationship was born in the mid-19th century. Find out more about McDonald at inspirery.com .

From the successful relationship with McDonald’s, OSI Group McDonalds has leveraged this to their advantage and has been able to find other clients whose needs were equally as large as McDonalds. David McDonald grew up on a farm in Northern Iowa and went to Iowa State University. Graduating with an Animal Sciences bachelors degree, he leveraged this to further his career path. He even won the Wallace E. Barron outstanding student award, due to his great marks and studious work ethic. In addition to all of this, David is in acting philanthropist towards the Agricultural Sciences program at Iowa State to this day.

Into all of this, David is a an avid supporter of the Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship fund. He won the young alumni award in 2004 for his work, and wont the “emerging philanthropist” award at Iowa State University. Together with his wife, there are more than five children amongst them in hopes to continue the success that David has paved the path for. This path includes 20,000 employees over 17 countries with expansion into China.

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