Sheldon Lavin began in food in 1970 by making contact with, then getting hired by the meat company, Otto & Son, Inc. Forward ahead to 2018 and CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has years of dedication and years of hard work and preeminence in his industry to thank for his past successes.
OSI Group, which is an American-based company with its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, manages 65 facilities, and 20 thousand employees who are working in 17 countries. OSI Group is a $6 billion-dollar firm. According to Forbes, OSI Group is the 58th biggest private company in America. CEO and President of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin, is responsible for leading OSI’s growth, in the Asian and European markets.
At one point, Sheldon Lavin held the role of Chairman of Amick Farms in 2006 after once OSI Group purchased this American-based poultry firm. OSI Group also received kudos for being one of the best 100 American food firms while under Mr. Lavin’s management. OSI Group is a firm that is known for its quality, excellence and impressive track record in areas of environmental safety, efficiency, sustainability, and processing. As CEO and Chairman of OSI Group, Mr. Lavin has been effective at attaining short-term, and long-term goals.
As CEO, Sheldon Lavin has focused on making some important deals in order to increase OSI Group’s growth, on an international scale. In the last few years, OSI Group has purchased BAHO Foods, Flagship Europe, and expanded its facilities to double its chicken processing capacities in Toledo, Spain. Because of the increased demand by consumers for chicken in recent history, Sheldon Lavin and other executive leadership at OSI made the decision to add energy efficiency solutions and new facilities to handle these market changes.
OSI Group produces a large variety of meat, fish, poultry, vegetable, specialty-dough, and other food processing solutions for many clients, stakeholders, and customers. OSI Group supplies its brands and products to private-label, food service-distributor, retail, and restaurants. OSI has focused on attaining key business milestones and making a larger push into many regions like Europe, India, and China.
Mr. Lavin earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He also obtained a degree in accounting and finance and attended Northwestern University and the University of Illinois.
Sheldon Lavin supports many causes like the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Lavin is the trustee and chairman of their capital campaign.
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