A few individuals can boast of tremendous success in the food and processing industry and Sheldon Lavin is one of them. After many years working as an executive banker and investor, Sheldon decided to make a bold move to food and processing and has managed to rise through the ranks to his current position where he sits as the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, a global food processing company. This company also includes OSI industries as well as OSI International Foods. Under his watch, OSI Group has successfully expanded across North America, Europe, South America and Asia.
Sheldon Lavin’s career success started when he entered into a partnership with Otto & Sons where his financial input into the company saw it to grow in leaps and bounds. Later in 1975, he became more involved with company where he started looking for investment opportunities overseas. This is when McDonald’s confirmed them as their main meat supplier.
Sheldon has won many awards throughout his career for his role in business performance, his involvement in the community as well as integrity. Some of his awards include include the Global Visionary Award by the Vision World Academy of India in 2016. This award is presented to business leaders in various categories who manage to transform their business ideas into reality through determination and persistence. Sheldon was considered for his role in transforming OSI Group from a small food company to what is now a global multinational enterprise. In the same year OSI Group was honored by the British Safety Council with the Globe of Honor Award. With operations in 17 countries and over 60 locations, OSI Group has employed over 20,000 workers.
Although Sheldon Lavin is quite old now, he is still actively involved in the operations of OSI Group, keen to lead the company to more growth opportunities. His stewardship has seen OSI Group establish itself globally as he continues to strengthen his partnership with McDonald’s in a bid to become the company’s largest meat supplier. Sheldon’s success did not come easy as he has endeavored to substantiate himself in an industry that most people thought was unfamiliar to him. Today Sheldon says that he never regrets leaving the banking industry to go into food processing.
Sheldon Lavin is a charitable man despite his lucrative job at OSI Group as he has donated towards several causes among them the Ronald McDonald House Charities, where he is the chairman, Chicago’s Inner City Foundation, the united Negro Fund as well as the Evans Scholarship Fund among many more.
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