Sheldon Lavin is the renaissance man of the meat and food industry as he is a well-known authority in the processed foods and meat industry. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, LLC and the President of OSI International Foods, LTD. He keeps a full schedule in his Presidential role with OSI International Foods as he is very active in the company.
OSI Group began its existence as a local Chicago butcher shop, Otto & Sons, in the early 1900s and grew to become a very successful local and regional marketing company. In 1970, under Lavin’s leadership in financing, the company became OSI Group. It was not very long until the company grew from a regional domestic company to an international concern with over 60 locations in 60 different countries.
The specialty and expertise that Sheldon Lavin brings to the table is his ability to specialize in operations that are very large in scale as well as his expertise in the management of complex supply chains. Lavin believes in the concept of teamwork and he has a close-knit group of individuals with whom he has worked for years.
The OSI Group has been a great boon to local and regional economies around the world in offering a wide variety and volume of processed foods and meat. The local populations have become used to the great additional types of foods and accessories. Sheldon Lavin has been recognized by many for his ambitious accomplishment of expanding the company, but none so prestigious as the Global Visionary Award by the Vision World Academy in India in February of 2016.
Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group has also been very mindful regarding the care and preservation of the environment near and around their facilities. This is an activity that Lavin is encouraging current and future management to continue as the environment is something that is easy to lose and difficult to regain. Mr. Lavin is also quite active from a charitable standpoint with one of his favorite charities of the Ronald McDonald House charity leading the way. He and his family are active in many other charities as well and more