President of OSI Group, David McDonald, has been part of the company for over 3 decades and has played a big role in its continued growth and success. OSI Group had its origins in a meat market opened by German immigrants in the early 20th century in Illinois. Known as Otto & Sons, the firm supplied the first McDonalds with freshly ground meat patties. Today OSI supplies products to more than 65 facilities in 17 countries.
OSI opened its first operation in Bejing in 1992 and has been working successfully in China ever since. During the 2008 Olympics, OSI supplied 113 tons of products. David McDonald explains that OSI’s success in China has much to do with figuring out how to connect with the local population. It takes time to gain the trust of the community in order to serve their needs, but this is the necessary path to success. Only by becoming part of the local culture can one understand the services and products that will be welcomed. It is a losing strategy to regard China only through the eyes of a Western consumer. McDonald says that it is also crucial to partner with government agencies and be patient while waiting for problems to be overcome, accepting that the government has the best interests of its citizens at heart. Being flexible, understanding the local business culture, listening and gaining the trust of the local community, are all part of creating and expanding OSI Group’s successful ventures.
David McDonald emphasizes how important it is to adapt to changes in order to continue being successful. Especially in today’s world where changes happen more quickly than in the past, knowing what customers want, the ingredients they prefer, is essential. McDonald looks forward to working on innovative changes as they become necessary in an ever evolving product environment. Expansion for OSI Group Continues Internationally
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