David McDonald says that he cannot answer the question regarding the original motto of the OSI Group since he joined the company 30 years ago. As for the company, it was established over 107 years ago by a German immigrant. Since then, the company has changed hands a few times, and it’s currently owned by Sheldon Lavin. As for David McDonald, he has functioned as the president of the OSI Group for the last three decades. He says that from the moment he joined the OSI Group, he became accustomed to the desire of growth. He says that the desire of the company to conquer the world can still be felt. The only thing that has changed since he joined the company is the relentless desire to establish a culture that they are proud of and one that also takes care of the needs of their customers. Under the leadership of David McDonald, the OSI Group has become a company that emphasizes on talent. On another issue, David McDonald says that there is an overall expectation in the team working for the organization to offer services that are in line with the expectations of their clients. He also encourages customers to participate so that the company can understand their needs.
David says that if you are to run a food business, you should be blessed with trust, patience as well as flexibility. He says that they have managed to be more flexible as they are a private entity meaning that decisions are easy to make. Thinking about the long term needs of the business is another critical issue that has helped the OSI Group to grow. When he joined the company, they used to implement partnerships to conquer the world. Today, the OSI Group is known as the king of mergers and acquisitions. However, David McDonald says that the company understands for it to grow worldwide, it must appreciate local cultures. This is the reason why they emphasize on hiring people locally. David McDonald says that the company specializes in protein products that include poultry, fish and beef. They have also managed to specialize in baked and vegetable products.
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