OSI Food Solutions’ Winning Formula For Success

Food services are some of the most practical services in society today, and it has always been this way for quite some time. There are literally hundreds of food providers worldwide, but all aren’t created equal. Some food providers are very big and influential while others are generally small.

OSI Food Solutions just so happen to be one of the larger food providers, and this company has been supplying the world with high-quality foods and services. On top of that, this company also specializes in custom-food productions. What ever a food retailer may need, OSI Food Solutions can handle a wide array of services, including processing, management, sourcing, development and distribution.

OSI Food Solutions was once a local meat market in Oak Park, Illinois. Company’s founder decided to go into food wholesale because the demand for food products was extremely high. It also didn’t hurt to know that this industry is very lucrative. Otto Kolschowski, founder of OSI, was the heart and soul of the business. He, and his two sons operated the business by themselves back in the early days. Harry and Arthur Kolschowski played a key role in bridging the gap between McDonald’s and OSI. The two Kolschowski brothers struck a deal with Ray Kroc to become one of the hamburger chain’s main meat suppliers. This bond has been going strong ever since the 1960s. OSI Food Solutions produce a variety of food products, including beef patties, hotdogs, panini, pizza, soups, chili, beans, pot roast, ribettes, cooked sausage links, Tofu, tomatoes, pasta, flatbread, turkey products and many more.

As of 2019, this extraordinary company now has more than 20,000 workers, and it’s physically based in up to 17 countries. OSI Food Solutions has revolutionized the food industry via high-quality foods, technological advancements and a strong will to succeed.

David McDonald’s Leadership At OSI Industries

The success of an investment group or company depends on the competence of its management team. The OSI Group has been lucky for having a hardworking and visionary leader for more two decades. David McDonald who is the current Chief Executive Officer was hired by the group 30 years ago immediately.

He graduated from the Iowa State University where he attained his degree in Animals Science. Being born and brought up in a family of farmers, OSI Group McDonalds passion for agriculture is undisputable. He first served the role of a project manager when first joined the company. But he did not stay at the position of a project manager before his talents were noticed which earned his current position.

Achievements of David McDonald as the President of OSI Group
The OSI Group McDonalds owes a lot to David McDonald because most of the developments that have been made by the company have been done under his leadership. Under David’s leadership, OSI has made big strides especially in the production of poultry products. He has also extended the company’s operations to China where they achieved a lot including the official opening of DaOSI, which was earned through a collaboration with DOYOO Group, as part of the company’s poultry operation in China. In one of his interviews, David stated that the company is proud of the progress they are making in the production of poultry products.

During one of his interviews, OSI Group McDonalds also pointed out that the OSI Group has been able to maintain its position as the largest supplier of food products by making sure that they supply only quality products. Their consistency in supplying quality products and full satisfaction of customers has enabled them to win loyal customers all over the world. The OSI Group McDonalds serves some the most popular brands such as Starbucks and Burger King. Under the leadership of David McDonald, the group is constantly growing its international by launching new processing and freezing machines in their businesses that are spread all over the world. The group is currently constructing two factories in China that will be used to produce more food supplies because the eight that are already operating are not sufficient.

OSI Industries From Farm to Global Giant

OSI Industries is a global conglomerate in meat and food processing. Its President and COO, David McDonald, was originally raised and schooled in Iowa. He started and grew a decades long (30 year) career with OSI Industries, providing vision and leadership to transform and expand it from a traditional supplier to a diversified global enterprise with operations in the U.S., Asia and Europe. One of the historical catalysts for OSI Industries’ growth was a partnership between Ray Croc, who was responsible for turning McDonalds (then a hamburger stand) into a successful franchise, and Otto and Sons (OSI’s previous name). Through that partnership, OSI Industries became one of McDonald’s four main beef suppliers. As McDonald’s grew in popularity and expansion (1970’s), so too did OSI Industries (still at the time known as Otto and Sons). In 1975, it became OSI Industries and brought on a new chairman and CEO, Sheldon Lavin, who holds those positions still today. David McDonald, hired as an intern, stayed and grew with the company, gradually cultivating himself as one of OSI Industries’ main leaders. In 2001, with the entrance of China into the World Trade Organization, OSI Industries set up joint ventures there with the help of McDonald. Thereafter, it partnered with Nation Pizza and Foods to expand its traditional line of meat products domestically. It acquired Moy Park, a UK based poultry processor in 2006. That lead to subsequently more partnerships and acquisitions in Europe as well as expansion in the U.S. The last ten years have continued in expansions internationally and domestically. Facilities were opened in Japan, India and Poland, along with an office in Germany. 2014 saw two Culinary Innovation Centers opened: one in Shanghai, and another in Illinois in order to gain insights from consumers and local producers. McDonald continues to provide leadership and innovative progress for the continued growth and successful operation of OSI Industries.