Sheldon Lavin is the reigning chairperson and CEO to OSI Group. He also holds the OSI International Foods Ltd presidential position.
Sheldon Lavin first ventured into the food industry in 1970 when his financial institution was approach by Otto and Sons. The organization had got a tender to supply hamburgers to McDonalds in the Midwest, but they were short of funds. They then approached his institution. Lavin was requested by the bank to join Otto and Sons in the ownership position. At first he had refused, but also, he agreed to join as a consultant.
This was only the beginning. By 1975, Sheldon was becoming more involved with the company. Lavin then joined Otto and Sons, now OSI, full time. He partnered with the two sons since the father had retired from the business.
OSI Group is a primary provider of custom value-added foodstuffs to the leading retail food brands in the world. With over sixty-five facilities and more than twenty thousand human resources in seventeen nations around the world, the OSI Group has quickly developed from that mere local food processing enterprise to an internationally acknowledged and successful business entity that concentrates on making first-rate custom food products.
In 2016 Sheldon Lavin was presented with a Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy. The award was in recognition of the strides he has made within the food industry that have contributed to wide job growth across the world. In 2015, RSM US LLP honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his unrivaled commitment to service and the Chicago business community.He participates in numerous charitable activities including Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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