Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and chairman of OSI Group, LLC. He has had a long and successful career in the meat industry. Lavin joined the industry over four decades ago. Previously, he worked as an investor and executive in banking sector. Lavin owned a financial consulting company. When he took up the leadership of OSI Group, he transformed the small burger supplier into a global supplier of food products to many foodservice and retail brands. OSI Group, LLC comprises OSI Industries and OSI International Foods, LLC in the United States. It also includes OSI International, Inc., which is the holding firm for the company’s international investments.
His path to success in the industry started in 1970 when he arranged financing for OSI Industries, LLC’s predecessor, Otto & Sons. The company saw an opportunity to establish a meat processing facility and become McDonald’s Corporation’s Midwest supplier of hamburgers. To accomplish this objective, Otto & Sons needed help to secure financing. Sheldon was requested by the financial institution to have an ownership stake in the business. However, he turned down the offer because he was heavily involved with his consulting practice. Later, Lavin agreed to serve as consultant for Otto & Sons. He made an agreement with the Otto family that if he ever joined as a partner, his investment would have the same degree of leverage as theirs.
Lavin stays plays an active role in all the operational aspects of OSI Group. Presently, he serves as the president of OSI International Foods Ltd. He has made considerable strides in competitive industry. His contributions have propelled OSI Group into the global scene and played a role in enhancing the firm’s expansionary strategy in the globe. Lavin’s contribution in the industry were recognized by India’s Vision World Academy. The organization presented him with a Global Visionary Award in 2016. Additionally, RSM US LLP honored Lavin with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his unmatched dedication to service alongside the Chicago business community for more info about us: https://www.forbes.com/companies/osi-group/ click here.
With Lavin’s guidance and vision, OSI Group has grown into a respected global blueprint for industry success. While growing its multi-faceted operations worldwide, OSI Group has also earned a broad list of environmental and sustainability recognition under Sheldon’s leadership. Sheldon hopes that the next generation of corporate leaders will continue to make the health of the planet a priority.