Sheldon Lavin is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Group which is a privately owned meat processing company that services the food service industry and also the retail sector. Sheldon had been actively involved in the financing of Otto and Sons, which later on developed into the OSI Group. It is under Lavin’s watch that the OSI Group has managed to grow from a domestic company to an international meat processing company across sixty different countries. In the year 1975, Sheldon Lavin became a partner in the company and in the early 1980’s he purchased a controlling interest which made him take over the OSI Group. His background in the banking sector made it possible for Lavin to run the company effectively and enable it to grow.Sheldon Lavin leadership has enabled the company to expand , through partnerships with other entrepreneurs across the globe.
Sheldon Lavin is also known for his kind contributions to several charity organizations such as the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, the Jewish United Fund, to name a few. Under the leadership of Sheldon , the OSI Group has been able to undergo tremendous innovations over the century. Since he took over the direction of the OSI Group, the company has been able to receive some awards. The awards range from environmental and health management to safety risks. During the 2016 Globe of Honor awards, the awards recognized Lavin’s efforts in positioning the company on the international platform and also creating worldwide employment opportunities.
Such awards are given to visionaries who often make their dreams into reality while at the same time achieving the organizational goals. Despite being the CEO and President of the OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin always finds a balance between his work and his family and this ensures that his family is grounded despite the hectic schedule. Lavin has achieved great success in the management of the company, a situation he attributes to hard work and dedication.