The OSI Group was started close to four decades ago by a family whose main aim was to supply meat and meat products to a branch of the McDonalds. When the company started, they hardly thought that they could manage to provide their meat beyond the McDonalds, but today, they are the largest supplier of deli meats and related products on the globe. If you are a consumer of Deli meats, regardless of the continent that you come from, there is a high possibility that you have consumed products from the OSI Group.
Currently, what the company does is to empower producers in the different countries and give them a label to operate. One man that has been recognized as the current success of the company is David McDonald. He is the current CEO of the group and is responsible for all the executive decision-making in the business.
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The company still aims to become the best provider of meat products on the globe. They have a philosophy that entails going beyond and above what is expected or believed to be the norm in their quest to meet the needs of their customers. They believe that earning respect and trust from their partner companies and their clients and customers, is the reason they have become a multi-billion-dollar industry.
When the company started, it was under the leadership of the Otto Kochlowky. The company became known as Otto and Sons and for many years, the processes meat for the local food businesses. They started realizing they had the potential to expand their capacity and serve an even bigger market when it was suggested to them by Sheldon Lavin, who was a consultant at that time. The company then started expanding their market into other countries and soon, they had made inroads into the Middle East, Europe, Asia and even certain parts of Africa. Sheldon Lavin went ahead to buy a stake in the company and is the current CEO of the Group.
The President of the OSI Group, David McDonald reveals that the secret to their massive success in the industry has been their resilience and the insistence on excellent service delivery to their customers.