The Tenure of Sheldon Lavin at OSI Group

November 22nd, 2017

Sheldon Lavin is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. He is a global food executive who joined OSI Group in 1970 after initiating the financing of the Illinois-based Otto & Sons Company, which eventually changed its name to OSI Group. Over time, Sheldon Lavin became a shareholder at OSI Group. His vision for OSI Group has always been to transform it from a local food processor to a global powerhouse. OSI Group operates its meet processing franchise as a family. While there are administrative duties, policies, and regulations to follow within the meat industry, OSI Group’s approach has been family oriented.

OSI Group has continued to foster a free working atmosphere where everyone is allowed to air their grievances. In fact, the company’s executives usually take their lunch together. Besides, Mr. Sheldon Lavin has an open door policy, and the corporate office always pays attention to everyone. Supervisors and operational managers don’t have to address Sheldon Lavin by any formal terms. Mr. Sheldon Lavin attributes success to the company’s talented and loyal employees’ that enforces his nurturing streak. OSI Group currently has approximately 20,000 employees across the globe.

In the future, Mr. Sheldon Lavin hopes to grow OSI Group into a profitable world-class organization. Mr. Sheldon Lavin believes that the next generation of talented and energetic employees at OSI Group will propel it further even after his retirement. The company currently runs over 70 facilities in 17 countries. Its products include sauces, baked products, protein products, and vegetables. OSI Group also fosters a strong commitment to giving back to society by supporting various charitable causes.

Mr. Sheldon Lavin started working as a global food executive 43 years ago. He previously worked in the investment and banking sector. Mr. Lavin has executed all his acquisitions and joint ventures strategically. With a deep sense of purpose, Mr. Sheldon Lavin firmly believes in the art of green innovation. In 2016, his global food processing firm ranked 58th on the Forbes list of the leading food processing plants. Today, he takes pride in that OSI Group’s culture has remained uniform and cohesive despite language, political, and geographical barriers. Aged 85, Mr. Sheldon Lavin has no signs of retiring anytime soon. He remains committed to promoting sustainable business practices, reducing environmental impact, and making socially responsible contributions to workers and the surrounding communities. He also has a passion for charitable organizations that are involved in improving education and alleviating chronic illnesses.

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