The OSI Group: McDonalds Supplier Since the Beginning

OSI Group McDonalds has Sheldon Lavin at its helm as CEO, who has served since 1975 when the company changed its name from Otto and Sons in an effort to come off as more professional and match the growth of one of the companies which they supplied meat for: McDonald’s. OSI Group McDonalds certainly has been able to keep pace with the rapid growth and global expansion of the McDonald’s franchise, and this is actually largely in part to the man behind the curtains: David McDonald. David is a family man who grew up in rural northern Iowa and got his bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences, and has leveraged his knowledge of animals in order to propel his business life to keep up with burgeoning pace that McDonald’s has created. Read more about OSI Group McDonalds at

OSI Group McDonalds has now expanded into the European and Asian markets, citing the privatization of their company as one of the largest factors in their ability to mobilize so quickly in various global arenas. “When I joined the company 30 years ago, OSI Group had a tremendous aspiration of growth. That appetite for growth remains today.” Keeping in line with this, OSI Asia was formed and created in Taiwan to better serve the largely Chinese client base, and for Europe the OSI Group McDonalds was able to simply acquire existing companies in order to better target that market. They acquired the Baho Group and the Creative Foods Europe group: both of which have been invaluable to maintaining the global health of the company.

Family values are also a vital aspect of the success of the group, as David McDonald himself is a family man and has maintained that this approach is at the core of who OSI Group truly is as a global franchise serving the needs of Fortune 500 companies such as McDonalds.