Sheldon Lavin, CEO of the OSI Group, is a man with vision. He is also great at identifying potential. Lavin is the moving force behind the growth and international expansion of the OSI Group. When Lavin took over the company from its original owners in the early 1980s, it was called Otto & Sons and it was focused on providing quality cuts of meat for restaurants and supermarkets in the Midwest and beef patties for McDonald’s. He maintained the company’s reputation for high quality food, expanded its offerings to include fish, poultry, dough and vegetable products, changed it’s name to the OSI Group and took it around the world.
Today, thanks to the excellent planning and precise execution of Sheldon Lavin and the OSI Group staff, the company has a customer base that encompasses 85 countries. It also has over 70 food processing facilities in 17 countries around the globe. But under the guidance of CEO Lavin, the OSI Group not only produces the highest quality food products, it also has a reputation for worker safety and excellent environmental management. In fact, the company has won the Globe of Honor from the British Safety Council several times, along with countless other awards and accolades.
The OSI Group has enjoyed amazing growth under the guidance of Lavin. Part of the reason for its success is Lavin’s background in finance, accounting and banking. He studied accounting and finance in college. He also worked in the banking industry for many years. Lavin also ran his own accounting firm for years before taking over the OSI Group. Using his vision, planning, financial acumen and understanding of business, he was able to transform the Aurora, Illinois based company into one of the top 100 food companies in the United States and a major player in the global food production industry.
Sheldon Lavin is a talented, highly successful business executive. He has created a step-by-step plan for his company’s expansion on 5 continents. Lavin has also created award-winning worker and food safety policies and created systems designed to protect the environment long before ‘green’ business practices became popular. Plus, the expansion plan that Sheldon Lavin made for the OSI Group almost 40 years ago has become a reality. In recognition of his ability to fulfill his plan to make the OSI Group a global brand, Vision World Academy in India gave Sheldon Lavin their ‘Global Visionary’ award.
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