Sheldon Lavin- CEO of OSI Group

Posted in Entrepreneur, OSI Group on Nov 20, 2017

Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of the largest food production company in the world known as OSI Group. OSI Group is an American company that has its headquarters in Illinois. To become the CEO of this processing firm, Sheldon Lavin has worked tirelessly from a very humble beginning to finally managing to drive this company to become a global food processing giant. OSI Group has been around for very many years. It was started in 1909 as a small butcher shop. It developed gradually over the years until now when it is multinational. Initially, it was not known as the OSI group. It started as OTTO & Sons, named after the founder of company Otto Kolschwsky.

OSI Group, a company that has been existence for more than a 100 years have reached this point of growth due to good management by Sheldon Lavin and his team. OSI Group today can be found in more than 65 locations all over the world. It is also found in other parts of the world through partnership with organizations. Sheldon Lavin has built the company on 3 very important pillars. They are food safety, sustainability, and green practices. These are the core pillars that have been sustaining the company’s growth. Recently, he has been approaching a strategic market-focused method of expanding the market reach.

OSI Group realized steady growth after it was contracted to hamburger by McDonald’s. By then, McDonald’s was not a big company. As it developed, it demanded more from the OSI Group. This prompted the group to come up with a special facility that was used for supplying meat to McDonalds only. This was the first processing plant that the group would form. Sheldon Lavin joined the company later in the 1970s. He came in to help the sons of Otto with the management of the company. He joined them as an equal partner. His impact on the company was instant. Since he joined the company it has been a steady growth throughout.

Sheldon Lavin has pushed the expansion plan of the company to almost every corner of the world. As of today, OSI Group has a presence on almost all the continents. They have been acquiring other food production plants in various countries so that they can boost their expansion plan. Sheldon position in the company has grown steadily following the departure of the two Otto’ Sons.

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