Category Archives: Food Industry

OSI Food Solutions is a Food Service Provider to be reckoned with

OSI Food Solutions is food processing company that has grown to become one of the largest companies of its type. The company was founded by Otto Kolschowsky as he searched for a better way to provide for his family. The company carries on in the same entrepreneurial spirit premise that is was founded on. Believing each person can make a difference, OSI food solutions is always on the lookout for potential team members that will help them make a difference. They offer a culture of support as they allow, as well as encourage employees to grow and expand their horizons while keeping the company on the cutting edge of the industry through innovative thinking. It does not matter if the potential candidate has a great deal of experience under their belt or is a newly minted graduate; OSI Food Solutions is often a place a candidate can find a home.

OSI has grown through several means. One avenue of growth has been through always striving for excellence and always meeting and often exceeding customer expectations. Another avenue of growth has been through providing solutions for customers that allow those customers to serve their own customers better. A third avenue of growth has been through acquiring other food service companies such as Baho Foods and Flagship Europe. Both companies compliment OSI’s current offerings and allow OSI to expand its food offerings as well as locations throughout the world.

Growth through acquisitions gives both companies access to a wider range of customers and expands reach for both. The acquisitions allow both companies to ramp up their strategy and provide more effective solutions to customers. This adds to the success of all concerned and it is a double win solution for all. The acquisitions are also being seen as a growth accelerant for both companies, as well as a providing better and more extensive customer support. The purchase of the former Tyson food processing plant was a boost to OSI Food Solutions production, adding to the company’s growth. Not only did the purchase save employment opportunities for former Tyson employees, it added production capabilities, as well.

David G. McDonald: OSI Group

Mr. David G. McDonald is the current President and the CEO of the OSI Group. He has served as OSI Industries; project manager and Chairman of North American Meat Institute. After Marfig Frigorificos e de Alimentos acquired the OSI group operations in Brazil and Europe in December 2008, Mr. McDonald became an Independent Director at Marfig Global Foods S.A.

Mr. David McDonald also sits on the board of OSI Group and also holds the position of director of OSI International Foods in Australia Pty Limited. Mr. David G. McDonalds is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University.

OSI Group

OSI group is a leading food processing company that has celebrated over twenty years of service in China. When the company opened its first food processing operation in Beijing back in 1992, it began serving McDonald’s with food. When Beijing held the Olympic Games in 2008, OSI China supplied five different kinds of products that included pork, eggs, chicken, beef, and dehydrated onion. The company was highly appreciated by both the Beijing Olympic Committee and McDonald’s. Since then, it has been the main supplier for other famous brands, including Starbucks, Saizeriya, Subway, Burger King, Papa John’s, and Yum.

OSI Group acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food, a Dutch company that deals in the manufacture of meat products. It operates in Germany and Netherlands with its five subsidiary companies. The firm has a history of about sixty years in the market and also sells a wide range of deli meat, snacks, and convenience food. It serves a wide range of customers who spread across eighteen European countries.

McDonald’s View

In his speech, David McDonald OSI Group observed that adding Baho Food to OSI Europe business gave the latter a broader presence. He said that this would broaden the company’s capabilities to serve the evolving requirements of their customers in the best way possible. John Balvers, who is the managing director of Baho Food, along with his management team agreed to work with top OSI leaders to implement a future plan.

The plan would be aimed at putting the combined business in a better position for a long term growth. John Balver expressed his excitement about becoming part of the OSI Group. He said that their combined strength would support their customers in realizing their strategy and provide them with a wide range of product portfolio.

Learn more about David McDonald: http://www.provisioneronline.com/articles/98606-qa-with-dave-mcdonald-president-coo-osi-group.