How Sheldon Lavin is Developing OSI Group

Business owners and team executives have different experiences as well as approaches towards effective leadership. Of course, not all situations need the same leadership style. But, great leaders will often adapt to the environment they work in and empower their teams to invest in the company. One such leader is Sheldon Lavin, the CEO of OSI Group.

Background Information

OSI Group is the world’s leading food supplier. Not only is it situated in America but China, Europe, and other neighboring states. Perhaps one of the most important things to note is that the company has about 65 manufacturing companies. These companies were acquired in different years.

OSI’s Foundation

OSI Group was established in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky who ran it as a small family business. He partnered with McDonald’s and was appointed to supply meat products to the fast food restaurant. A few years later, he employed Sheldon Lavin to help manage the finance department. That marked the beginning of Lavin’s career in the meat industry. He helped Otto rebrand the company from Otto & Sons to OSI Group. Otto Kolschowsky sold the firm’s controlling shares to him. Lavin then assumed the CEO position and took over the firm’s main leadership docket.

Leading OSI Group

Corporate sustainability is an approach in business that creates a long-term stakeholder relationship between clients and employees by implementing viable strategies. Since Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group, he has been utilizing corporate sustainability to grow the business. At first, he helped the company manage its financial obligations, risks, in addition to opportunities. Then, he oversaw the three Ps, (people, profits, and the planet). Through these strategies, Lavin has brought more clients on board. Some of the clients include;

  • Baho Food

Baho Food is a Dutch company capitalizing in the manufacture of deli meats in addition to snacks. With the help of Sheldon Lavin, the corporation was purchased by OSI Group in 2016. This move contributed to OSI Group’s expansion.

  • Tyson Food

Tyson Food is a food manufacturing firm based in Chicago. OSI Group acquired it in the summer of 2016. This was an additional portfolio expansion project thanks to Sheldon Lavin’s contribution.

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