The OSI Group was born and bred from the deep German tradition of efficiency and trustworthiness in quality, the American tradition of expansionism and protection, and the global traditions of family values for all. OSI Group McDonalds got their claim to fame by sheer proximity to a little burger joint by the name of McDonald’s, back in Deplaines Illiniois in the 1950’s, with a guy named Ray Kroc. Otto and Son’s, as it was known back then, was run by a few German immigrants living in Chicago’s meat-packing district. With McDonalds being so close relative to Chicago and in such need of a reliable and proficient meat supplier, it’s no wonder why the two became inseparable since the beginning.
OSI Group McDonalds currently exists in over 17 countries worldwide, has around 20,000 employees who call OSI Group McDonalds their employer, and operate from 65 different plant locations. With such vigor, tenacity, and friendliness having been established from the start, it is no wonder that their company caught on like wildfire within family-style working communities across the globe. Read more about OSI Group McDonalds at bizjournals.com
Perhaps in an effort to not seem as “mom-and-pop” as they did with the name Otto and Sons, the group formally renamed themselves OSI Group McDonalds as soon as they hired a CEO in 1975 who was already familiar with navigating the waters of running a global organization. Sheldon Lavin was his name, and he still runs OSI Group McDonalds to this very day alongside COO David McDonald.
David is an enigma in is own right, as well, having graduated with an agricultural sciences degree from Iowa State, having six kids and a wife of his own, and figuring out the incredibly foreign laws and regulations surrounding not one but seventeen other countries across the world. He is a friendly person and believes in the power of family, stating that, “It is important to note that, within OSI, we value family. Our people and our customers are viewed as family. The products that we make should be good enough to serve to our respective families proudly.”
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