David G. McDonald is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of OSI Group LLC. Under his leadership OSI Group LLC has realized some important objectives and strategies. One such objective is greater sustainability.
The life cycle of food products includes agriculture, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use, and disposal. Food production creates the largest impact on the environment. With more than 65 facilities in 17 countries, it requires strong leadership, innovation, experience, knowledge, and determination to achieve such an enormous feat. David McDonald has created a plan of action toward greater sustainability for OSI Group LLC companies that are making strides toward this goal.
The OSI Riverside, California facility implemented several green initiatives earning them the California Green Business Award (2016). Under the leadership of David McDonald, many other OSI sustainability goals are being implemented and operating successfully.
Educational Background Of David G. McDonald
Having grown up on a northeastern Iowan farm, David G. McDonald chose an educational path strongly influenced by the farming culture in which he was born and raised. “Over 85% of Iowa’s land mass is used for agriculture. Iowa is the largest producer of corn and soybeans, second largest of red meat, raises nearly a third of the nation’s hogs, and is the number two exporter of agricultural products in the United States.” Pursuing an education in animal science at Iowa State University (ISU) was a natural next step for a true Iowan like David Mcdonald.
David McDonald deepened his roots in the field of agriculture at Iowa State University (ISU). In 1987, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Animal Science in addition to receiving the noteworthy Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award at Iowa State University. The ISU Alumni Association presents this award to graduating seniors demonstrating high moral character, outstanding academic and personal development achievements, participation in university-affiliated community activities, and a commitment to such as alumni. In addition, recipients receive the Official Iowa State University Ring to remind them of their promise to and experience at ISU. With that promise at the forefront of his future, he set about becoming a promise-keeper as McDonald began his career with OSI Group LLC as project manager.
David McDonald received the Order of the Knoll ‘Emerging Philanthropist Award’ (2014) in recognition of his philanthropic support, creative leadership, and dedicated service to the Iowa State University Foundation and Iowa State University.
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