Sheldon Lavin is the chief executive officer of OSI Group. The organization is a primary meat processor in the world. The group comprises of OSI Industries and OSI International Foods operating in over 70 facilities situated in more than 30 countries across the globe. Also, the company offers job opportunities to more than 20,000 people. The firm distributes beef, pork, and chicken products to a vast market, like supermarkets and restaurants.
Sheldon Lavin qualifies with a bachelor’s degree in accounts and finance. After school, Lavin opened a consultancy firm in downtown Chicago where he offered financial advice for 15 years to various food processing companies increasing their production capacity. While working at the facility, he provided services to Otto and Sons, OSI Group’s predecessor, as a part-time job. In 1970, Lavin got approached to work as an advisor of OSI as a full-time job. Therefore, Lavin managed the economic transformation of the company to help move it from serving as a local firm and becoming a worldwide company. Through this interaction with the company’s management, Lavin took over 50 percent of the controlling stake. Later, the individual managed to take over the 100 percent of the leading power over the previous more than 24 years. Lavin is the current CEO of OSI.
As of 2016, OSI Group recorded $6.1 billion worth of assets under the strategic leadership of Sheldon Lavin. OSI appears in the top 100 American food processing companies. Lavin had the privilege of receiving numerous awards in anticipation of his unique leadership skills. One of the honors is the prestigious 2016 Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy. The award points out leaders with unwavering determination in achieving the set goals. Also, Sheldon Lavin received a Lifetime Achievement Award due to his commitment to developing a world of opportunities.
Early 2018, OSI Group opened to operation its $20-million project. The growth was to increase the firm’s production capacity of meat products from pork, beef, and chicken. The production capacity would increase by a double to 24,000 tons each year. The improvement was to ensure the company maintains its position as the leading meat processor globally. OSI Group also provided an additional 20 job posts regarding the growth.