Sheldon Lavin is the driving force behind the success of OSI Group in the meat industry. The visionary leader, who serves as the chairman and CEO of the company, has demonstrated unique management skills that have enabled the company to perform excellently. OSI Group has rapidly expanded to new regions by increasing their meat processing facilities through the acquisition of new factories.
Presently, OSI Group has over 80 facilities and operates in 17 countries. They also offer vegetable items, baked products and sauces in addition to supplying protein products. Speaking to Interview.net, Sheldon attributed OSI Group’s success to a culture of working together as a family. He said that his team has talented and loyal members, who are highly committed to the company’s success.
Sheldon Lavin career did not start in the meat industry. His success in the industry has been driven by his initial career in financial consulting. His former practice laid a significant foundation for his current involvement in the meat industry where he seeks to enhance the sales revenue of OSI Group. His input in the company has seen the same soar to greater heights both locally and globally.
The company’s success has been recognized by various companies that engage in environmental conservation and sustainability. Sheldon Lavin’s ability to drive success in the company has earned him various awards, including Global Visionary Award in 2016 by India’s Vision World Academy. Sheldon Lavin also holds a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by RSM US LLP.
Sheldon Lavin’s journey with OSI Group started in 1970 when he arranged financing for OSI Group, then Otto & Sons. Otto & Sons was a Midwest supplier of hamburgers to McDonald’s. It was originally owned by the Otto, the father, and his two sons. Sheldon according to became the company’s partner when they sought investors and later took full management after the three partners retired from the business. Since taking full control of the company,
Sheldon Lavin has focused on expanding the company to regions like Philippines, Japan, China, Australia and South Africa besides its initial presence in Europe and Brazil. They serve a variety of retail and food service brands globally through their three subsidiaries. Sheldon participates in charitable initiatives, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, United Negro College Fund and Evans Scholarship Fund.