Business Leader, OSI Group

Sheldon Lavin is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Industries, a company that specializes in the manufacturing and packaging of protein products and food items. The company is situated in Aurora, Illinois and it services the food service and retail sectors. When he first joined OSI in 1971, Sheldon was just a financial consultant. However, over the years, he became actively involved in the company operations.

In the 1970s the company was going through financial problems, and they were unable to meet their delivery supplies. Sheldon steeped in as the company’s financial advisor. He assisted in steering the business to immense growth and helped to source funds from financial institutions. Under his leadership, OSI Industries has quickly developed from a local food processing firm into a global company. The company now has over 60 locations in 17 different countries.

In 1975, Sheldon became actively involved in the company beyond providing financial advice. He started sourcing for investment and business overseas. With the retirement of Otto Kolschowsky from the business, Sheldon Lavin partnered with his sons. The company name was altered from Otto & Sons to the OSI Industries. Sheldon has played a major role in assisting the company to realize a broader customer base. From supplying to areas around Illinois, the company also sells their protein products to other global regions including North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, South Africa, The Philippines, and Japan.

Sheldon worked hard to expand OSI’s operations across continents, and he bought a controlling interest, which enabled him to take over the company. Sheldon Lavin has transformed the meat and food processing industry all over the globe. OSI Industries specializes in large-scale operations which enable them to manage complicated supply chains.

Sheldon works with a team of ambitious and like-minded individuals to gain success in the meat processing sector. The company believes in teamwork and has a collaborative culture that guarantees a low turnover rate of employees. Being a smart businessman, Sheldon Lavin ensures that the company remains on top by tracking essential factors such as technological advances, resource shortages, and consumer preferences. Sheldon has also bagged numerous awards and received recognition for his charitable efforts such as providing basic needs and housing for families struggling with chronic diseases.

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