Mr. Sheldon Lavin serves at OSI Group, a company that specializes in processing meat and food, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. OSI Group branches include OSI Industries and OSI International Foods. Mr. Lavin started working in the food processing industry as an outsider but became a professional in due course. He became a solemn head in the field of banking and finance. Due to his expertise in the banking and finance sector, Mr. Sheldon Lavin established his own firm that specializes in providing consulting services.
He started his career journey into the meat and food processing industry in 1970. During this time, he served at Otto & Sons Company, helping the company by offering professional financial consultation services. The company the opportunity of becoming hamburger suppliers in the Midwest to the McDonald’s Corporation. However, the Otto & Sons Company did not secure the opportunity due to lack of enough funds. The company, therefore, sought a financial solution from Mr. Sheldon Lavin. In the process of aiding Mr. Otto and his sons, Lavin was requested by the bank to own the Otto & Sons Company, but he refused. Instead, Mr. Sheldon Lavin opted to serve for the Otto & Sons as a financial consultant, but not a business associate.
Later in 1975, Mr. Sheldon became a business partner with the two sons of Otto after the company owners decided to look for business investments in foreign countries. This led to Otto & Sons Company transforming to OSI Group. The firm has expanded its business operations across Australia, South Africa, North America, Japan, Philippines, India, and Europe. Currently, the company has developed to be the leading supplier of protein worldwide. Moreover, the company operates in more than 16 countries and has over 55 facilities.
Lavin’s remarkable achievement of job growth of the OSI group globally and bringing the company onto the international scene led to him being crowned a Global Visionary Award. This award was presented to him on February 20, 2016, by India’s Vision World Academy. The medal is crowned to honor visionaries in different sectors who have realized their dreams by making them true by showing persistence to meet their targets. Mr. Sheldon Lavin contributed a lot in numerous philanthropic acts such as the Evans Scholarship Fund, Inner City Foundation, Jewish United Fund, United Negro College Fund, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. As a result, Lavin has been granted a number of medals from charitable and business activities.
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