OSI Group, one of the world’s longest running and largest meat supply and distributors announced a new processing plant investment at Gen OSI, a flagship company based in the Philippines. This new plant will be replacing an already existing plant there with a much higher output capability and the logistical reach to many more market and restaurant chains in Asia. OSI Group CEO Sheldon Lavin has been pleased with the development of the plant and is excited about the jobs it will be adding to that region.
OSI Group is the main processing company of OSI Industries, a company that’s been privately-owned since 1909 though its changed names since then, and has been the primary meat supplier to restaurant chains including McDonald’s. Otto Kolschowsky was the man who started the company as a home-based butcher shop in Chicago and had it expanded into a large meat market center named Otto & Sons by the mid 1920s. It had become a major processing center to go with its market center by 1955 when McDonald’s asked Otto & Sons which was now run by the Kolschowsky sons to partner with it. But that also meant that they needed to build an even bigger factory to put out meat products at a large scale.
Sheldon Lavin came to Otto & Sons at the owners’ requests because they needed his help to take out a bank loan for their proposed processing plant, and upon doing so he started helping them invest in other projects including expanding the company overseas. Lavin became CEO not long after and also had the company renamed to OSI Industries, and that overseas expansion became 55 plants that operate in 17 different countries today. But what makes OSI Group unique is how they do marketing research into customer preferences at each international region they operate in and have products distributed through local merchants. Their processing plants all have R&D facilities where food engineers and scientists work on improving flavors.
OSI Group has bought a lot of companies like Flagship Europe, Baho Food and even a Tyson Food center, but they’ve always strived to keep employees of those companies because they realize how important it is to retain jobs and maintain a family culture. They’ve also upheld high safety standards to minimize injuries, and it’s something that’s a big deal in an industry that requires fast pace with dangerous tools. OSI Group also serves local communities through organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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OSI Group is one of the largest food processing companies in the world, and their clientele include businesses in the food retailing and services sector. With over 100 years in the business, one of the most notable clients is American fast-food giant, McDonald’s since 1955. One of the people to ensure the company sees another century is the current President of OSI Group, Dave McDonald.
Before the Presidency
Before David McDonald OSI Group rose to be the head of one of the biggest companies in the world, he had a stint at lower management levels that prepared him for the job. He was one of the many Project Managers at OSI Industries and served as an Independent Director at Marfig Global Foods S.A serving in the position for nine years since December 2008.
Apart from serving as the President of the OSI Group, this Animal Science graduate from Iowa State University also serves as the Chairperson of the North American Meat Institute board and a director of OSI International Foods (Australia).
With an extensive background in the foods service industry, it is no doubt that Dave McDonald has the experience and the expertise to ensure the company remains sustainable on the global scale. In the recent past, OSI Group’s facilities in Europe attained ISO certification, and according to Dave McDonald, the company will continue to evolve their business practices to build up their global communities, enhance the lives of all their employees, and sustain their environmental resources.
One of Dave McDonald agendas is to offer more value to the customer by increasing product development to meet the needs of OSI Group diverse clientele. He also seeks to collaborate with new and existing clients on the products that will grow the business of the parties involved.
Dave McDonald enters the OSI Group as the President in a time when OSI announced a new plant in Geneva at the cost of more than $25 million that aims to produce private-label and branded frozen foods, which has tripled the production capacity of the group.
Dave McDonald is a perfect choice for the Presidency and given his experience on a global scale in top positions; he will surely take OSI Group through the next phase of growth.
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There are many food suppliers in the world today and it has been for many years. Unfortunately all of these suppliers aren’t created equal. When it comes to food, most people like it to be fresh, tasty, and available. This is where those specific food suppliers tend to run into trouble because many of them can’t give the consumer all three results.
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This is where OSI Group comes into the picture and it is now the world leader in supplying food. OSI Group want always the powerhouse of today. It was actually started over 100 years ago in the Chicagoland Area by a German immigrant. This meat packing company was named Otto & Sons at the time, but as the years rolled by, it grew into a food juggernaut.
Today OSI Group is the worldwide leader because it embodies every aspect of this demanding business such as development, processing, management, and distribution. The company specializes in Custom Concept Foods as well. Many of today’s most popular grocery store chains and restaurants benefit from OSI Group’s ability. Brands such as Subway, McDonald, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut have used it’s services. It’s simply supply and demand. No other food supplier in the world can match OSI Group pound-for-pound and that’s a true fact.
OSI stands firm with it’s three principle framework of being “social, economic, as well as environmental. The company is always looking for way to improve itself as well as to sustain business relationships. It’s an “equal opportunity workplace” and is always looking for individuals who enjoy being team leaders and entrepreneurs. OSI employs individuals who seek innovative solutions and posses passion for what they do. With over 20,000 employees under it’s roof, this action perfectly personifies this notion in real-time.