David McDonald Education And Work Background

David McDonald grew up in the farms of Northeast Iowa. He was fascinated by agriculture from a tender age due to the farm surroundings. He attended Iowa state university, where he graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.

Following his graduation, he joined OSI Group, an international food processing company in Chicago, as a project manager. He was delegated with the responsibility of developing the company to international levels particularly in Asia and Latin America. Through his commitment and reliability to the company over the years, his responsibilities stretched out to the position of Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group. David McDonald also serves in the Board of Directors for OSI Group as well as other responsibilities in its Group companies.

David McDonald was acknowledged for being an outstanding senior who displayed quality character, exceptional performance in academics and university activities, with a potential of continuing with the desirables characters after school. He was conferred the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award. He remains dedicated to the Iowa State University, being an active participant in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative in the university. David McDonald plays a significant role in the agricultural sector. He is the former chairman of the American Meat Institute, the leading association in the meat industry. He became the first chairman of the North American Meat Institute, which is a merger between the North American Meat Association and the American Meat Association.

David is also a known philanthropist. He generously offers his financial support the Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship fund. He has also established various internship placements at David McDonald OSI Group for students studying at Iowa State University. He is an active member of the university’s alumni association. In 2004, he won the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. As a result of his support towards the University and community, he won the Iowa State University Foundation’s Emerging Philanthropist Award. David McDonald OSI Group has had significant expansions and acquisitions around the globe under his watch. These include the operative processing factories in China, acquisition of the Tyson Group in Chicago, Baho Foods and Flagship Europe later rebranded to Creative Foods Europe.

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