Sheldon Lavin is a visionary who has reshaped the food manufacturing industry. Sheldon has a background in finance. However, he has spent his career as the leader of OSI Group, which is a front-runner in its industry. It has lasted for over 100 years. Sheldon was presented with the opportunity to work with OSI Group in the 1950’s and eventually took over as its CEO and Chairman. He has pushed the company to the highest possible levels and believes that consistent growth is the foundation of the OSI mission.
Sheldon Lavin was initially brought in to the food manufacturing industry as a consultant between two organizations. A local Chicago area food supplier named Otto and Sons had recently secured an exclusive contract with the McDonald’s Corporation. The new contract with McDonald’s would bring a great deal of responsibility to Otto and Sons, which had been a family-run organization up to that point. They would need to build a new meat processing plant in order to accommodate the huge demands of McDonald’s.
Sheldon Lavin worked closely with both organizations and developed great relationships with them. In time, executives at McDonald’s requested that Lavin be involved with the business dealings full-time. He agreed and came on as a partner with Otto and Sons. He remained throughout the years until the original founders began to retire. Lavin took over as leader of the company. At this point it became known as OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin pushed OSI Group into the international playing field immediately after taking over. The company spread throughout the Pacific Rim and Central America. There are also business dealings that has expanded OSI’s presence throughout the European region and Australia.
OSI has maintained its consistent growth throughout the years by making key acquisitions that has diversified its business model. This allows the company to create opportunities for its employees, which attracts the best talent. It also provides interesting options for clients who are requesting the company’s services.
OSI was ranked by Forbes as the 58th largest privately owned company in the world. Sheldon Lavin has received many awards and accolades for his role in bringing the organization to the international stage.