Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and CEO of OSI Group. He is also President of OSI International Foods Ltd. Lavin has a high profile in the food and meat processing industry. He has knowledge and experience in the business. The CEO has been involved in financing Otto and Sons which transformed into OSI group. The company has been able to grow from a local food processing company into an international industry under his leadership. He has won many personal awards and also helped the company to be honored. He has a desire to inspire next corporate leaders. Lavin is devoted family man. He is also is involved in charities.
Lavin’s success is based on his education background in Accounting and Finance. He worked in a financial institution after earning his degree. Here, he was involved with Otto and Sons where he was helping with a financial consultation. The company had an opportunity to be a major supplier for McDonald’s but they did not have enough funds. He declined to be a business partner as requested by the bank. Sheldon Lavin opted to act as a financial consultant. After being involved with Otto and Sons company, Lavin decided to be a partner. The company started growing internationally.
Achievement as CEO
Lavin acquired half of the controlling interest from a retiring partner. He then took over and transformed the company into OSI group. Lavin has since extended into new international markets. The company is now a worldwide supplier of food products. It has been established in 16 countries and has over 55 operating facilities. Sheldon Lavin has been involved in many charities. These include Ronald McDonald House Charities, the National Multiple Sclerosis, the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, Jewish United Fund, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, United Negro College Fund, among others. These make him a great philanthropist.
Mr.Sheldon Lavin has received many awards. These include Global visionary award as a recognition for taking OSI group to an international platform. The company has created many jobs worldwide. OSI Group has also received many awards under his leadership. Areas awarded include health management, safety risks, and environmental management. Lavin has also participated in many activities. These include Board Member of Rush University Medical Center, President and Director of The Sheba Foundation, Board Member of the Goodman Theatre and many more.
Lavin has made OSI Group one of the largest protein suppliers. He has helped the company expand internationally. His good business practices have attracted personal and company awards. Lavin is recognized both locally and internationally. He is still involved in transforming the food industry and giving back to the society.