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David McDonald Steers OSI Group to Better Productions in the Food Industry

The former Chief Executive Officer at North American Meat Institute, David McDonald is a degree holder in Animal Science and is currently the Head of Operations at OSI Group International Foods. David McDonald studied at Iowa State University and worked at Marfig Global Foods where he is an Independent Director.

He started working at OSI Groups as a regular employee and later promoted to the company’s Project Manager. His astounding achievements then earned him the topmost leadership position as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. He also works with the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and has over the years provided internship programs for students in Iowa State.

OSI Group is a worldwide company with its headquarters in Aurora. The company aims at distributing and supplying value-added protein products such as sausage links and beef patties and other foodstuff such sandwiches and pizza to other leading food industries. As the company’s president, he has greatly contributed to improving the operation by ensuring that the company produces high-quality products that are fit for consumption and customers’ satisfaction. This has helped in attracting more customers for the company hence opening opportunities for increasing their profits. This has also expanded the supply chain of this food industry. He also stresses on issues pertaining to environmental conservation by putting up ways of curbing pollution coming from the company. Consequently, the company was awarded an ISO14001 certification for their excellence in managing and conserving the environment.

Many of their concerns towards environmental conservation include starting with their immediate environments with an intent of ensuring safety and proper health of the employees. With this under control, the company is assured of increase in its production. Other measures to be implemented include waste management and energy conservation within the company. This is to be achieved through recycling of wastes and possibly having a zero waste management initiative by 2020. All these measures put forward by McDonald provides the company with better operations.

Having helped the company achieve enormous success, McDonald thought that partnering with Baho Food; a Dutch manufacturing food company would lead to the production of snacks and deli meats. This was aimed at helping them gain popularity in Europe. He went ahead and said that this would strengthen their production processes hence providing their customers with better services. This also broadens the market for their products hence earning more profits to the company thus leading to its consistent growth.

 

A Brief Look at Tony Petrello’s Impressive Profile

Tony Petrello’s career has been one his greatest success. In 2015, he ranked as the highest paid CEO in the United States. Tony Petrello attributes many of his achievements to consistent hard work and applying creativity in all his endeavors. Besides, Tony Petrello is committed to giving back to society by helping children with neurological disorders. His life is worth emulating and admiration.

Tony Petrello was born and grew up in Newark and attended public schools. While at the high school, Petrello was famous for his math abilities. As a result, Yale University took notice and awarded him a scholarship and the opportunity to learn under the stewardship of Serge Lang, a brilliant author, professor, and mathematician. At Yale University, Tony Petrello became known for his strong sense of humor and outgoing personality. It is from Yale University that Tony Petrello met his beloved wife, Cynthia, a renowned soap opera producer, dancer, and a movie and TV actress.

Upon graduating from Yale University, Tony Petrello surprised many of his classmates and professors after deciding to pursue his career as a mathematician. Tony Petrello began his career in 1979 at Baker & McKenzie, an accomplished American law firm. Here, he would specialize in business law, specifically arbitration and taxation. He became a managing partner of Baker & McKenzie’s New York division in 1986. It is at Baker & McKenzie that Tony Petrello met a client by the name Nabors Industries, a premier global oil and natural gas contractor. As a result, managers at Nabors Industries felt impressed by Petrello’s efforts and decided to hire him as the Chief Operating Officer in 1991. In the same year, Petrello was appointed to the Board of Directors of Nabors Industries. A year later, he became the company’s president.

Tony Petrello’s achievements as Nabors Industries President and Chief Operating Officer were undeniably helpful in propelling the company to success. For example, Petrello led Nabors Industries in a successful acquisition of Grace Drill in 1993. In 2010, he initiated the acquisition of Superior Well Services. Besides his role at Nabors, Tony Petrello serves as a director at Hilcorp Energy Company and MediaOnDemand.com.

Over time, Tony Petrello has leveraged his business acumen to help raise money for charitable initiatives. He is passionate about helping children living with neurological disorders. He donated $7 million to the Texas Children’s Hospital to aid in the construction of a complex dedicated to pediatric neurological care.

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