Sheldon Lavin is Continuing to Propel Growth at OSI Group
Sheldon Lavin serves as the CEO and Chairperson of the OSI Group. He has built an impressive reputation in the food and meat processing industry. In addition, Sheldon also serves as the President of OSI International Foods Limited. He is actively involved in the company’s numerous international operations, ensuring quality and efficiency in the operations.
Before joining the OSI Group, Lavin had successful career as an executive and investor in the banking sector. Sheldon studied accounting and finance. He also owned a financial consulting company. Lavin joined the meat industry in 1970 as an outsider when he financed Otto &Sons Company, which evolved to be OSI Industries in 1975. After some time, Sheldon became a partner at the company. He assisted the two brothers to propel the company into global markets as McDonald accelerated rapid growth.
The company expanded to Germany, Brazil, Austria, Spain, and Taiwan in the 80’s. It also opened two other plants in the United States. In the 90’s, OSI Group ventured to other countries including Philippines, China, Mexico, and Poland. At the beginning of the millennial age, OSI Group started expanding its poultry operations to several continents. Sheldon Lavin has worked for the company for more than four decades. His experience as a banking executive and an investor has been useful to the firm. Sheldon was the first person to suggest global growth of company.
Sheldon started out as a third partner with equal leverage at the company. He later became a half partner after one of the brothers sold out his share. When the second brother retired, Lavin got 100 percent voting control. After gaining control of the firm, he started expanding the company strategically. OSI’s acquisitions joint ventures, and purchases were all planned strategically by Sheldon. He also invested greatly in green innovation.
Currently, OSI has over 70 stores in 17 countries and over 20,000 employees. Due to his great work in propelling OSI Group to international scales, Sheldon was awarded the 2016 Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy. OSI Group has also received many honors under the leadership of Sheldon including 2013, 2015, and 2016 Globe of Honor Award.