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Sheldon Lavin, the Drive Behind the Success of OSI Industries

Sheldon Lavin presently serves as the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. Lavin has been in the meat distribution industry for the last 44 years. In the early 1970s, Sheldon worked closely with the OSI Industries when the organization was looking for financial assistance to build a meat processing factory to help them increase the meat products they supplied to the McDonald’s. Since that time, Mr. Sheldon has managed to develop OSI into a global food distributor which is currently operating in 17 countries with more than 20,000 employees and 80 facilities.

Sheldon Lavin began his career at OSI Industries as a financial consultant. He later became a partner of the enterprise in 1975 and extended their services to South America, Europe, and Asia. In the 1980s, Mr. Sheldon Lavin bought a controlling interest in OSI Group, and he took over the company. Lavin has also developed the exceptional culture of OSI where the company treats its staff as an international family. Due to this unique culture, the firm has very minimal employee turnover since most of the staff members work for the firm for years. Previously, Sheldon worked in the banking and financial services industry.

Sheldon Lavin is popularly known as an active contributor to various charities which prove his philanthropy efforts. In this case, some of the most renowned charities are United Negra College Fund, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the Jewish United Fund, among others.

Since Mr. Sheldon took over OSI Group as the Chief Executive Officer, the firm has received many different awards both locally and globally. Some of these prizes are for health and environmental management as well as safety risks like the Globe of Honor award given to the OSI Industries United Kingdom on 20th February 2016 by the British Safety Council.

This award recognized the efforts of Lavin in positioning the company onto the global platform as well as creating jobs internationally. So, the Global Visionary Award gets conferred to visionaries in all sectors who transform their dreams to reality through perseverance to accomplish their objectives. Mr. Sheldon has received other awards as well for participating in other various services including Director and President of Sheba Foundation, Board member of Rush University Medical Center, Board member of the Goodman Theatre and Trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Sheldon Lavin’s Social Media: www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin