OSI Group, a global leader in food processing, acquired Baho Foods, a privately owned Dutch food producer of deli meat products and snacks serving retail brands and foodservice. According to the OSI Group president, David McDonald, the acquisition of Baho Food gave the company a wider presence in Europe. He further mentions that the Dutch food company products and brands match those of OSI. Thus creating an opportunity for OSI Group to meet emerging customer requirements and enlarge the company capabilities.
Baho Food has five firms with factories based in Netherlands and Germany, and serves clients in 18 European Nations. These subsidiaries have been operating for over 60 years. OSI executives and Baho Food managing director will develop and expansion strategy for the merged companies.
The current Baho Food executive director expresses his excitement for being a member of the outstanding global food dealer. He appreciates the customers and suppliers’ relationship that the OSI Group has created in its networks worldwide. With combined efforts, Baho Food will support customers better, besides offering a wider product portfolio. The collaboration is expected to accelerate expansion plan and support the company.
About David McDonald
David McDonald graduated in 1987, with a degree in Animal Science, from Iowa State University. He started his working career at OSI Industries, Chicago. With commitment and dedication, McDonald served in several capacities until he attained the current president and chief operating officer position.
The OSI CEO has interest in the management of resources and focuses on creating an impact in Iowa State. As an active individual in the Agriculture Entrepreneurship Initiative, he organized for a visit to OSI facilities in 2011. The official visit happened in the facilities based in China where several students attended. OSI recruited one of the students as an employee and offers several internship opportunities. The generous leader, McDonald, supports his community Alpha Gamma Rho through grants. In fact, he was among the key supporters at the Iowa State AGR house construction fundraising event. In 2004, the American Meat Institute board of directors’ chair received the ISU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award. This served as a recognition for his outstanding affiliation with the alumni association.
Mr. McDonald, a former employee at Marfrig Global Foods S.A., also served as an independent director from 2008 to 2017, June. This came after the acquisition of OSI Group operations in Brazil and Europe by MarfrigFrigoríficos e Comércio de Alimentos. The current director of OSI International Foods Mr. McDonald serves as representative in the OSI Group board of directors.