Category: American Businessman

David McDonald Shifts His Focus To The Chinese Market

At OSI Group, the management team fully understands that corporation cannot be run using a one-size-fits-all business strategy. The company’s president, David McDonald, has put lots of efforts to ensure that the company’s subsidiaries are run independently and using management teams of the host country’s talent pool. This approach has ensured that the corporation’s products satisfy the needs of each target market.

David McDonald OSI Group notes that taste buds’ vary from country to country, and that a product that may be delicious in one is not necessarily treated the same in another. A singular universal management approach can negatively affect the business and its brand. OSI management’s approach makes it easy for the subsidiaries to comply with government regulations and cultural nuances in their areas of operations.

Read more: Q&A with Dave McDonald, President & COO, OSI Group

OSI Group is a global value-added protein products provider. The Aurora-based company is known for its delicious beef patties and sausage links. Its list of products also includes sandwiches and pizzas. The company sells its products through leading retail and foodservice brands such as McDonald’s. Recent estimates put the total number of processing facilities run by the corporation at 80. These factories are spread in over 17 countries, with China and the US having multi facilities due to their large economies. According to Dave, the high number of facilities has been made possible by the company’s strategic plans, such as the acquisition of Baho Industry.

David notes that OSI’s 20 years of operations in China have been successful. Recently, OSI geared up its efforts of dominating the country’s market by establishing additional facilities and partnering with leading Chinese brands. This move has seen its Chinese client base grow to include Burger King, Subway, Yum, McDonald’s, Saizeriya, and Papa John’s. According to David, OSI’s focus on China is good for the company as the Chinese market is the world’s largest growing consumer market. The country’s population is also growing more affluent.

David G. MacDonald is the president and chief operating Officer at OSI Group. Previously, the executive leader served as OSI Industries’ project manager, a position that gave him crucial skills and experience for his current positions. Dave is the North American Meat Institute’s chairman, Marfrig Global Foods SA’s independent director, and a member of OSI’s board of directors. He holds an animal science degree from the revered Iowa State University.

Chris Burch Recap

Nihiwatu: Chris Burch’s Pride

Nihiwatu is one of the newest and best investments owned by Chris Burch. It is a resort that is based in Sumba Island, one of the remotest islands in Indonesia. The resort started offering services in the year 2015. This was following the renovation of a hostel, which took Chris Burch, and his friend and business partner James McBride, 3 years. The construction of the 5-star resort also cost the duo $30 million. Go here for more details.



Today the resort is the second biggest employer in the island. A percentage of the resort’s profit go towards improving the surrounding community, through the Sumba Foundation. But this is just a drop of what makes Nihiwatu a favorite of the world’s elite.



In total, Nihiwatu boasts of 27 private villas. The villas offers the best view to the nearing beach on the Indian Ocean. You will notice that all villas have Sumbanian antique, ikat prints and local wood. There enough bedrooms for you to tag a party along and there are also indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Try to check for more details.



The waterfall fall spa is one of the best things Nihiwatu has to offer. The stately spa offer all kinds of treatments. If you don’t want to get out of your villa, the same treatment can be brought to you. In the resort, there is a wellness center that helps you to keep fit. Those who love yoga, can find yoga lessons here. But, you can always hire an instructor to give you a private yoga lesson that is tailored to your needs.



About Chris Burch

Chris Burch is a prominent American Businessman that is not afraid to risk venturing in any industry. as long as you give him a brilliant idea, he is good to go. He has business in the tech, hospitality, consumer goods, and even home décor industry.



Based on, his story starts as a young boy raised in a business-minded family. His father used to supply mining supplies and would involve him by giving him odd jobs. So, he grew up loving businesses. His business mind led him to starting his first company while still in his teen. He started an apparel company, The Eagle’s eye. To start the company, he collaborated with his brother and together they invested $2,000. Years later, the company was sold for over $150 million dollars. Know more here.



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