Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, LLC. Lavin is also the President of OSI International Foods Ltd and is actively involved in the firm’s day to day operations. Lavin is a name to reckon with in the fresh meat and food processing industry.
Lavin academic background is in accounting and finance. Lavin attended Iowa State University and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983. He then led a very successful career as an investor in the banking industry. Besides, Lavin ran private consulting company. Lavin Journey to the Meat industry started in 1970 when he was required to facilitate the financing For Otto and Sons. Lavin first started as a consultant for Otto and Son and later on worked for the company full time after a special request from McDonald’s who wanted Otto and Sons to be their main supplier of burgers. Otto and Sons then developed into OSI Group LLC under the visionary leadership of Sheldon Lavin. Lavin has now been in the industry for more than 43 years and has been able to steer the company to growth, from what was a domestic food processing company to an international company with more than 60 locations in 60 different countries and boast of having employed more than 20,000 people.
Lavin was recognized for his accomplishment of leading OSI Group to be a top international food processing company and in February 2016 was awarded a Global Visionary Award by the India’s Vision World Academy. Global Visionary Award is an award that honors visionaries who have been able to turn their dreams into realities and have exhibited persistence in their journey to achieving their objectives.
OSI Group has received numerous awards ever since Sheldon Joined the company. The awards range from health management to safety risks and environmental management. In 2016, OSI Food Solution UK received the Globe of Honor Award from the British Safety Council. The firm was awarded this prestigious award because of being environmentally conscious and was able to develop a good environment risk management strategy.