David McDonald has spent his entire career with OSI Group. He is currently the Chief Operations Officer of the organization and is leading OSI to its future. OSI Group has come a long way from its early roots as a family-owned organization. The company now has worldwide interest and facilities in several different countries. Its international operations have set the standard for the food manufacturing industry.
OSI Industries acquired European manufacturer Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a well-established organization in the European region. The company has been in business for 60 years and has its own segment of the market that OSI can tap into. The relationship is expected to put OSI in a new chapter of food manufacturing so that it can have the desired influence in Europe. How We’re Looking After the World.
Flagship Food Group was another European acquisition made by David McDonald and OSI Group. Flagship Food Group is a growing organization that has acquired other companies on its own. It specializes and mayonnaise and different serving sauces. OSI and Flagship Food Group will work to ensure both companies expand the nature of their business models.David McDonald is heavily involved in the day-to-day management decisions of OSI Group’s worldwide business. The company has a set team of experts in place that travel the world and inspects the processes in every region. The purpose of the traveling team is to ensure that every district of the company lives up to the appropriate standards. Regional leaders will be held accountable if they are not maintaining the quality of excellence that it is expected. Q&A with Dave McDonald, President & COO, OSI Group
David McDonald grew up in the state of Iowa. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and went on to join OSI Group immediately after college. He has remained with the company ever since and patiently evolved into the top position.OSI Group began as a small company in the Chicago area and developed several different business relationships over the years that led to its success. It partnered with the McDonald’s Corporation in the 1950s and quickly adapted to the needs of the growing restaurant giant. OSI introduced several different innovations that set itself apart from other meat manufacturers at the time. It went on to become the exclusive supplier to the McDonald’s Corporation. Currently Dave McDonald’s and his team oversee OSI relationships with several other major food chains. These include Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Subway.
As one of the leaders in the field of criminal justice and inmate communications technology, Securus Technologies has always tried to bring innovative and affordable correctional products and services to end users in the correctional field. The company recently elaborated on how the technology in the corrections field is growing and fast developing, and how it would impact the industry and its target audience.
Rick Smith, who is the Chairman as well as the CEO of Securus Technologies said recently that company is focused on research and development to develop and update new products and existing products regularly to ensure the inmates as well as the law enforcement agencies have the best technology in hand for safer communication and limiting the crime rate to the lowest. And, so far the results have been phenomenal.
The overall aim of Securus Technologies has been to improve the incarceration experience of the inmates and give them means of communication with the outside world safely and securely without putting any party in danger in the process. Securus Technologies believes that in the future, the inmates would get more communication opportunities at far lower prices they are paying now. Also, Rick Smith said that the inmates would have access to a vast database of music, law books, general books, songs, medical assistance, legal resources, educational books, job opportunities, and more. It would completely change the dynamics of the correctional facilities and help in the rehabilitation of the inmates.
The results of these efforts would lead to fewer recidivism rates and better future for the inmates once released. The families of the inmates would also feel more secure with such facilities and feel more connected with their loved one in prison. Moreover, Securus Technologies is trying to develop technology that would help the inmate use these services from the device they own, which they understand and know how to operate.
There is a lingering question that haunts parents in America today: When does freedom begin for their children? For those without the money required to engage in educational choice, the years stack up. Underperforming public schools leave cities in a vicious cycle of generations who grow up into a world where their incomes and livelihoods are excessively limited.
Betsy DeVos describes herself as having been bored before college and political ever since college. Although her 30 years of close affiliation with her own political party have raised judgments against DeVos based on assumption, and some of her charity work appears to reinforce those assumptions, DeVos does what she can to push her hope to promote freedom in education and to close the opportunity gap.
Although DeVos has now taken on her national role, her focus on state and local initiatives remains. Part of her dream is to adjust state constitutions to make way for more flexibility in educational pursuits for young people. The DeVos family is directly involved in some schools on the immediate level, including a specialty high school which can graduate licensed pilots.
In recent years, programs supported by DeVos have led to jumps, by the tens of thousands across several states, in the number of families who can choose where to send their children in place of the school assigned by default. The struggles encountered on the state and local level motivated her to take on the national level.
DeVos believes the real key to bringing the people together for these causes is to use as many methods of outreach as possible. This includes both advertising and direct contact with members of the community. DeVos has observed that when she starts with the community, her fellow elected officials are more likely to take notice than when she directly calls for action. Learn more: http://enablediversity.com/2017/08/11/dick-devos-reveals-the-staggering-amounts-of-money-he-donated-to-charity/
DeVos is an advocate of technological innovation in general, but also sees technology playing an important role in empowering educational choice, especially when it makes remote learning a more realistic choice. Education reform aligns with the idea that education happens in the minds of the children and not in the confines of buildings, and this is part of what she hopes to realign in the school system. She also states that understanding technology from a young age has become a crucial part of achieving the fullest success for future generations.