Sheldon Lavin is the current CEO and chairman of the OSI Group. OSI Group is a privately owned firm that deals with, meat processing distribution, its headquarters is in Aurora, Illinois. Sheldon Lavin has been involved in the meat processing industry for 47 years after making a career change from being an investment banker and starting his own financial consolation business .Under his leadership OSI Group has overcome challenges over the years to become the largest meat distribution and processing company in the food industry across Europe and North America.
The journey of Lavin’s career
His career in OSI started in 1970 when he was approached to head over the new era for the company. Otto and Sons the previous predecessors of the company were in need of fresh management and funding to see the growth of the company and Sheldon Lavin was the man tasked with that job. In his quest for a bigger slice of the meat processing pie, Sheldon Lavin went oversees to find investment.OSI Group saw a huge turn around in profits over the years and in 1975 McDonalds asked Lavin to join in full -time so that his vision of the company would be achieved.
Sheldon Lavin is current head of the company board, a helm he took over after the remaining partner decided to sell out his shares to him, making Lavin the sole owner. Presently the company has seen its presence grow in North America, Europe, South Africa and Taiwan, 17 outlets in 70 countries; Lavin still maintains that he still sees an expansion of the company in Australia, India, China and Japan. OSI and the McDonalds business have received global recognition are largest protein suppliers in the world .Lavin is involved in various charities and a well present participant at Ronald McDonald House Charities.A trademark charity organization for McDonalds.
In February 20, 2016, Lavin was a receiver of the honorary award for Global Visionary in India a ceremony attended by global heads of companies in Europe. The Award was founded to recognize instrumental individuals in different sectors. Usually, these individuals have achieved their dreams through resilience and perseverance. The award was bestowed on him for his tremendous effort in the growth of the OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin’s leadership is at its peak and the OSI Group in partnership with McDonalds is still on course to accomplish more achievements
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