Sheldon Lavin is a businessman and entrepreneur who made his name in the meat and food processing industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Group, which is a Chicago based food processing company. Sheldon Lavin began his career in food processing shortly after graduating from college with a degree in finance. He was involved with finding financing for Otis & Sons. Sheldon Lavin credits this deal for starting him in the business. Otis & Sons went onto become the OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin has been able to grow OSI Group into a major food supplier. The OSI group currently has sixty-five processing plants, and it does business in seventeen countries. The OSI Group is currently involved in aggressively expanding its business into Easter Europe and East Asia.
Sheldon Lavin made several major deals to expand the OSI Group’s business. One of these was signing a deal to provide McDonald’s with food products. This was early in McDonald’s rise to global ubiquity, and the deal allowed the OSI Group to grow with McDonald’s. The OSI Group went onto provide food products to KFC and Wendy’s. Recently, the OSI Group has been involved with providing large amounts of food products to American fast food chains as they expand into the Asian market.
Sheldon Lavin uses several different methods to build his company. He is skilled at finding financing for his ventures. This is important in the food processing industry as the cost of processing plants is huge. Sheldon Lavin is skilled at keeping track of his company’s supply chain. This allows him to respond to such things as supply shortages or price swings faster than the competition. This allows his company to stay competitive while still letting the OSI Group to provide its clients with a dependable supply of food. Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC
Sheldon Lavin’s tireless work resulted in him receiving the Global Visionary Award in 2016. This award is given out to businessmen with major accomplishments in a variety of fields. Sheldon Lavin Continues Global Expansion of OSI Group With Commitment To Green Innovations
The Global Visionary Award was given to Sheldon Lavin for his ability to turn the ISO Group into multi-billion dollar company. Sheldon Lavin has a long history of donating generously to charities. His relationship with McDonald’s has resulted in him donating large sums of money to the charities associated with the Ronald McDonald’s House. Sheldon Lavin sits as on the board of the Northeast Band and the Sheba Foundation. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award