OSI Group Continuous to Flourish under Sheldon Lavin’s Leadership

Sheldon Lavin has been working tirelessly to help OSI Group scale up to the global marketplace. Following the recent acquisition of Baho Foods, OSI Group hopes to promote modern food processing around the globe. Mr. Lavin entered the food and meat industry 43 years ago after a successful career as a consultant and banker. Upon his appointment as the chairman and CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has transformed the small meat shop into an international food supplier. Currently, OSI Group has approximately 20,000 employees throughout its over 60 facilities in different countries. Sheldon Lavin brags of the firm’s low employee turnover, which he attributes to the firm’s family-oriented culture.

Sheldon Lavin came into the meat and food industry in 1970 after helping the Otto & Sons raise finances. In 1975, Sheldon Lavin played an integral role in assisting the Otto & Sons to look for investors abroad. As a result, he was appointed the firm’s managing partner after the retirement of the founder, Otto Kolschowsky. Over time, Sheldon Lavin agreed to join OSI Group on a full-time basis after he was impressed by its strategies and family-oriented culture. OSI Group embarked on a journey to scale up throughout Europe and North America in 1970. As the 1980s approached, OSI Group entered South Africa and Taiwan. Afterwards, it opened new facilities in the Philippines, Australia, and Japan. Over time, Mr. Lavin gained the full voting right of the firm.

Currently, OSI Group runs over 60 processing plants in 16 nations around the globe. Sheldon Lavin also has interest in philanthropic causes including Ronald McDonald House Charities and Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago. In 2016, India’s Vision World Academy honored Sheldon Lavin with the Global Visionary Award for accomplishing his dreams through perseverance and persistence. It was the fifth time that India’s Vision World Academy was honoring distinguished visionaries with this prestigious award. Under Sheldon Lavin’s watch, OSI Group has won numerous prestigious awards including recognition with the Globe of Honor Award by British Safety Council. The award goes to visionaries who strive to develop creative techniques that minimize environmental pollution. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group has grown to greater heights. It ranks the 66th largest suppliers of food and beverages in the world. In fact, Forbes lists it as one of the leading firms in the world. All the awards that OSI Group has earned are attributed to Sheldon Lavin’s impeccable administration.

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