Sheldon Lavin was a banker when he got involved in the meat industry more than 40 years ago. Lavin was running his own consulting firm when he got an opportunity to work with the founders of OSI Group. After many years of laying down the foundation of what the company would become, Sheldon Lavin became CEO and Chairman of the enterprise. OSI Group has gone on to conduct international transactions around the world. There are more than 20,000 employees working with the company at this point. Sheldon Levin is proud of the fact that OSI Group is a place where people come to spend their careers.
Sheldon Lavin became involved with the OSI Group founders in the 1950s. At the time the company was known as Otto and Sons. Otto and Sons was a well-known meat manufacturer in the midwest. The company was offered an opportunity to become the primary supplier to the McDonald’s Corporation. This was an enormous break through for the family-owned business. However, they would need new processing plants in order to fulfill the obligation. The business owners did not have the funding for the project at the time. Sheldon Lavin was brought in to oversee the evolution of the new meat processing plant that would supply the McDonald’s Corporation needs.
Leaders at the McDonald’s Corporation thought it would be in everyone’s best interest for a Sheldon Lavin and to become more involved with the business between the two organizations. Lavin was working as a consultant at the time. However, he wanted his associates to know that he required equal decision making powers if he were to come in full-time. The original owners agreed and Sheldon Lavin’s role grew with Otto and Sons to involve overseas investments. The original owners settled into retirement. Sheldon Lavin took full control of the organization. The company then became known as OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin is a businessman who has been recognized for his successes throughout the industry. He has recieved several awards that acknowledge his contribution to the corporate world. Sheldon’s international impact has been evident on a very competitive industry. Lavin is proud of the awards because he is serious about being involved in charitable causes that influence the lives of others.
OSI Group is very active in the communities that it operates in. Lavin encourages other executives to devote themselves to community work just as they would there businesses.