Sheldon Lavin is a very successful businessman who owns and operates an international company, OSI Group. As his company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer he has led the company since the mid-70’s and has been central to the company expanding internationally into a global business. He is one of the most respected people in the food processing industry and his reputation has led to many companies being willingly acquired by his company.
It was in 1970 that Sheldon Lavin first became acquainted with OSI Group. At the time this company was known as Otto & Sons. He was brought into to handle a financing deal that the company needed in order to open their first food processing plant. He was successful in this endeavor and kept in contact with the owners of the company. He eventually invested in the company and became the company’s top executive.
When Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group he immediately set about rapidly expanding the scope of the company. At the time it was mainly a supplier of fresh beef to the fast food restaurant chain Mcdonald’s Corporation. He drove his company’s expansion beyond that and into supplying processed food to other chain restaurants.
In the mid-80’s Sheldon Lavin pushed his company to expand into Europe. Over the years his vision has led to the company having operations and facilities in a number of European countries including the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Beginning in the early years of the 1990’s be was also responsible for expanding his company into Asia. Today OSI Group products are sold in many countries in the region including Japan and China, two of the biggest markets in the world.
Another country that OSI Group is actively involved in is India. An organization in India, the Vision World Academy, acknowledged his efforts in 2016. He flew to India to receive the Global Visionary Award which was given to him due to his persistent efforts accomplish his lofty goals in expanding OSI Group. Under his leadership, OSI Group went from a US domestic company with one main client into a global concern that has customers around the world.
Over the course of his career at OSI Group Sheldon Lavin has focused on not just expansion. He has also impressed upon his team to offer quality and safety in the foods they produce. Over the years his team has won numerous awards about not just safety but also environmental sustainability.
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