OSI GROUP CEO, SHELDON LAVIN

One of the most respected people in the food processing and meat industry is none other than the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of OSI Group, LLC, Sheldon Lavin. Other key notable positions held by this successful figure is the presidency of OSI Global Foods Ltd. Sheldon Lavin is also actively involved in other operations of the company that requires his attention and leadership skills.

Sheldon has been working with OSI Group from its initial stages when it was still known as Otto & Sons back then in 1970. It is under his tenuous leadership, experience, and vision that the company grew to become a global name from just a small domestic food company that processes meat and meat products. Through his consistent hard work and dedication, OSI Group has extended its presence from Chicago to over 60 locations in 60 different nations.

Under his leadership, OSI Group has received several awards and recognition. Some of these awards are in line with the conservation and preservation of the environment and sustainability. Lavin has also had his fair share of attention since he started working at the firm. He was recognized by India’s Vision World Academy early 2016 where he was presented with the Global Visionary Award. In his words of wisdom, Sheldon confessed that he would love the next generation of corporate leaders to be dedicated to the success of companies in ways that are responsible. This will play a significant role in growing global economies and creating opportunities for their employees.

Sheldon Lavin’s sustainable vision for OSI Group is close to his heart, and he does not mind sharing it with other people and making it known. He indicated that his company is dedicated and committed to achieving sustainable production of food for the world’s population. This will be achieved through the use of cutting-edge technology in the production process and embracing both the rewards and the challenges faced by the company.

In 1970, Sheldon Lavin was actively involved in his career as a bank executive and investment manager when Otto & Sons Company was seeking some funds to carry out their planned expansion. Sheldon came in handy to help arrange the company’s financing. It was for this huge role he played that the bank suggested he be given an ownership stake at the company. Sheldon Lavin rejected this offer but acted as a consultant for the firm. He took active leadership positions for the firm from 1975 when he was made a partner. A year later, he led the company into changing its name to OSI Industries.

OSI Group Expands to Other Regions

OSI Group has been concentrating on national and international growth during the previous five years. Sheldon Lavin entered the business in the 1970s. Since then he directs and fuels the business to global expansion. The company’s recent acquisitions boost its expansion significantly.
In Toledo Spain, OSI Group recently expanded its capability to process chicken. The organization added a new high capacity production line that enables the production of 24,000 tons of chicken yearly. With this expansion, the business is able to produce a total of 45,000 tons of beef, pork and chicken products.

The company also acquired Tyson Foods plant in Chicago, in 2017. The plant is 200,000 square feet. These give room for the group to increase production in North America. The plant will enable the organization to produce various types of food products. The facility will also aid the group to meet the growing needs of its customers.

In Dec. 2016 OSI Group purchased Flagship Europe to broaden its reach in Europe and United Kingdom. Flagship Europe supplies frozen poultry, dressings, sauces and pies for food service industries. Before its acquisition, Flagship Europe had extended its reach with the purchase of Calder Foods. Calder Foods distributes dips, sandwich fillings, sauces and other foodstuffs. OSI Group procurement of Flagship Europe enables the company to increase its reach and improve its position in the market. The purchase also enables the company to enter new territories in Europe, as they improve their services in their current markets.

Lastly, the company acquired Baho Food. Baho Food produces deli meats and different other food snacks. The organization markets its food business in Germany and the Netherlands. OSI Group purchased the corporation to widen its reach into the Netherlands. Baho Food is present in 18 European countries and supports five of its branches in Germany and the Netherlands.

Furthermore, the procurement positions the company to expand to other regions of Europe since Baho Food supplies to other businesses in several countries. The purchase of Baho strengthens the company’s current product line, enabling it to improve its capability to serve their customers’ changing needs.