In a recent interview, David McDonald had the opportunity to answer one or two questions about his role with the OSI Group. He notes that he has been with the company for the last 30 years. While he cannot speak about the vision of the company before he joined board of management, he says that the success of the company has resulted from the aspiration and desire to grow. He also notes that nothing has changed today as the same hunger and desire to grow remains. According to the OSI President, the motto of the company is to establish itself as the best food provider across the globe. He also appreciates that the company meets new challenges along the way and it takes creative solutions from its employees to tackle these challenges. However, for the company to develop, they have encouraged their customers to be part of the solution. This means that the OSI Group engages with customers from time to time. This is an effort to learn about their beliefs, cultural restrictions and tastes. The OSI president said during the interview that for a food company to grow to become an international brand, it must first understand the culture and tastes of the local people.
David McDonald OSI Group says that the reason why the company believes in mergers and acquisition is because this is the only way that they can know their clients. One of the latest acquisition by the OSI Group is Baho Foods from Europe. During the time of acquisition, the company used to operate in 18 European countries including Germany, the United Kingdom and Netherlands. According to David McDonald, the OSI Group does not fire local employees after any acquisition. The same is true for the current management team. David McDonald’ says that the company has developed a habit of engaging equipment manufacturers from time to time. Asked what OSI Group customers should expect in the coming years, David McDonald’ says that customers should expect better solutions and better products. David McDonald says that the OSI Group is involved in philanthropy as it helps the less privileged where it can. He did not disclose any specifics of a project that they had supported.