OSI Group is a privately-owned American holding company that specializes in meat processing and distribution. Founded in 1909 in Chicago, the company has grown from a mere holding company in Illinois, to globally-acclaimed company with over 50 facilities distributed in 17 countries.
David McDonald is the current President and CEO of OSI Group. David McDonald graduated from the Iowa State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science. Upon David McDonald graduation, he joined the OSI Group as the President and CEO. Within a span of 30 years under his leadership, the company has expanded to many countries with China being one of the primary benefactors. The OSI Group expanded to China in the year 1992 when it started supplying McDonald’s with food products. The success of McDonald’s in China prompted the Chinese government to sign a pact with OSI.
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Currently, OSI has a total of eight factories in China that produce and supply meat products. Apart from this, OSI is also setting up an extra two plants which will add the number of facilities in the country to 10. This will make the OSI Group the largest poultry distributor in the country.
In September 2012, OSI group started a major distribution plant in the province of Henan. The success of OSI Group in China cannot be sidelined. As a matter of fact, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, OSI supplied over 113 tons of meat products such as beef, chicken, pork, and eggs to China. Thanks to the professionalism of the company under the guidance of David McDonald’s, no form of complaints were filed against the company or the products supplied.
Poland is another country that OSI Group has launched production plants. In September 2012 the same year the company started a plant in Henan, OSI Group started a beef producing plant in Poland. The company also has facilities in Geneva and Hungary. In Hungary, the company added a high-producing plant with a proposed chicken production of 22,000 tons annually.
Apart from working with China, Hungary, Poland, and McDonald’s, the OSI Group is also a proud distributor of meat products to fast food companies such as Starbucks, Papa John’s, Burger King, Saizeriya, and Subway according to refrigeratedfrozenfood.com.
In 2016,thanks to David McDonald’s guidance, Forbes listed OSI Group as the 136th largest private company in the USA with an estimated annual revenue of $3 billion.
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