Sheldon Lavin is a prominent leader who currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. OSI Group is a leading food industry comprised of OSI International Foods and OSI Industry supplying products such as sandwiches, sausages, and beef patties. Mr. Lavin has an educational background in Finance and Accounting holding a degree. His finance knowledge is intense that he even owned a financial consulting firm. He joined OSI Group as an executive in the finance and banking segments.
Sheldon joined OSI Group in 1970 branded as Otto$ Sons Company. He helped Mr. Otto and his sons with financial consultation. The bank requested Mr. Lavin to take ownership of the company due to its economic problems, but he declined and opted to be its financial consultant. However, after a series of improvements and a stable relationship created, Sheldon decided to partner with the two sons in 1975, and they changed its brand to OSI Group.
The company expanded its services to India, South Africa, Europe, the Philippines and South Africa. One son sold his interest and the other one retired which left Sheldon as the full owner. Currently, OSI Group has experienced tremendous growth under Sheldon Lavin. The firm has grown to operate in 50 branches across 17 countries globally.
The company has achieved many successful projects. For example during the Beijing Olympics Games in 2008, OSI Group supplied 113 tons of goods which were dehydrated onion, pork, chicken, eggs, and beef. It was appreciated by the Olympics committee and McDonald’s as there were no complaints from the customers. Since then, OSI Group has been supplying food products to leading brands such as Subway, McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Starbucks and Burger King among others. In 2016, Sheldon had the company acquire a 200,000 square foot Tyson Production plant which has helped improve their business.
Sheldon Lavin is an award-winning leader and has received many awards like he won the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision Award Academy and many others. Mr. Lavin believes in working together as a family and providing products that if served at his home as dinner, the family would gladly enjoy. At OSI Group, Sheldon encourages employees to be focused and bring any ideas they have to be implemented. To learn more about OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award.
Moreover, Sheldon Lavin is a philanthropist and had funded many organizations such as Inner City Foundation, Jewish United Fund, National Multiple Sclerosis Society ad Evans Scholarship Fund among others. Sheldon Lavin is passionate about OSI Group providing high-end products to the market.
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