Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group. One of his main goal for the meat production giant was to help the company expand their influence globally. Through Sheldon Lavin’s leadership, OSI Group was able to acquire several companies such as the Baho Food Group and Flagship Europe. Mr. Lavin aims to bring state of the art food processing to as many countries as possible.
Sheldon Lavin started with meat processing industry around 4 decades ago. After having a successful banking and consultancy career in his early life, he went on to be the CEO of OSI Group and never looked back. One of his primary goals was to turn the company into an international brand that supplied food products to restaurants and retailers. He was able to do this successfully, and OSI group has now expanded to over 20,000 employees worldwide. Sheldon is proud of the small employee turnover in their company, which he associates to how they take care of their workers and treat them like family.
Sheldon Lavin has his initial experience in the meat industry back in 1970. He was able to do financing work for Otto & Sons, which was the former name of OSI Industries, LLC. After 5 years, he was more involved in the operations as the company was looking for opportunities to expand abroad. Through his dedication to work, Mr. Lavin was given the responsibility to partner with the main owners of the company after one of them decided to retire. Sheldon decided to merge with the corporation and gave his full-time expertise. He believed in the company’s values, work ethics, and business culture.
OSI Group started its growth in North America and Europe since 1970. During the 80s, the company has reached Asia and South America. It continually expanded to other countries such as Philippines, Australia, China, South Africa and Japan. OSI Group presently owns 60 facilities worldwide. Sheldon Lavin is proud of the successes of the company under his leadership and owes it to his dedicated workers.
Under Mr. Lavin’s leadership in OSI Group, the company has received several awards. One of the most notable is the Globe of Honour Award presented by British Safety Council. The award was given to companies that presented excellent techniques for reducing carbon footprint and eco-friendly practices during operations. Through his management, the company continues to rise as one of the top global brands in the meat industry.