When Sheldon Lavin became a senior staff at OSI Group over 40 years ago, he brought an extensive investing and banking experience coupled with a deep zeal to succeed. He led a team of competent executives towards pushing OSI Group into its international expansion and growth in the 1970s. In the 1970s, he became a third managing partner. Lavin became a half partner after one of his business associates sold his stake. He attained full control of OSI Group after the second partner retired.
Sheldon Lavin manages OSI Group, LLC, in the capacity of CEO and chairperson. He has transformed his company into a leader in the meat and food-processing area. Apart from participating actively in OSI’s operations, he also heads OSI International Foods Ltd. He is the recipient of the Global Visionary Award, which recognizes his achievement of helping OSI Group make inroads on the international scene and create more jobs. Lavin stated that he was happy and honored to emerge the winner of such a high-profile award. He added that his efforts of making OSI Group a global powerhouse had paid off in a big way. He has heavily invested in ensuring the company is registering substantial growth, and the employees are getting better remuneration.
OSI Group has an amazing history that runs for more than a century. Otto Kolschowsky established this firm as a small Chicago-based butcher shop called Otto & Sons. Currently, OSI Group is a big firm with over 65 locations and subsidiaries across the globe. CEO Lavin’s concentration on green practices, food safety, and sustainability has won him many international accolades.
OSI Group’s acquisitions and partnerships
1. OSI Group and the UK-based Pickstock
OSI Group combined forces with the UK-based Pickstock back in 2014. The partnership allowed OSI Group to start distributing beef in Europe and enabled Pickstock to register massive growth.
2. Illinois-based Tyson
OSI Group purchased the Illinois-based Tyson production plant in 2016. This plant allowed OSI Group to increase its manufacturing capacity. It came with ample storage space and fostered OSI’s growth.
3. Baho Food
OSI Group bought Baho Food in 2016. This firm supplies meat products in Germany and the Netherlands.
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