Currently, Mr. Sheldon Lavin is serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chairman of OSI Group, LLC. Besides his role as the CEO, Sheldon Lavin is the current President of OSI International Foods. He also is the one holding the position as the General Trustee of Rush University Medical Centre. Initially, Mr. Sheldon was the Director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
About the OSI Group
The OSI Group is a privately owned company that is located in the United States of America. It was founded in 1909 and is currently under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin who is the Chairman and the CEO. The OSI Group deals in processed meat which is the main source of meat for retail stores in the US with its quarter being based in Aurora, Illinois. The OSI Group has recorded an exponential growth since Sheldon Lavin occupied the position as the overall leader of the company.
How Lavin got into Food Industry
Lavin got his first experience in the meat industry in 1970 when he got a job in the Otto and Sons Company where his main duty was to offer financial consultation services. During that time, Mr. Otto and his two sons were the major Midwest suppliers of Hamburgers to the McDonald’s. Nevertheless, they did not have enough financial stability to secure that position, and so, they fell off the chain. Due to the financial crisis, Mr. Otto had to seek for some financial assistance, and that is where Lavin came in. Since Lavin was doing so well, the bank suggested that he takes over the ownership of Otto and Sons Company, which he declined.
The Birth of OSI Group
Mr. Sheldon Lavin continued to serve the Otto and Sons Company as a financial consultant until 1975. Despite the fact that he declined the request of becoming partners with the company, he seemed to have no choice after Mr. Otto had retired from the ownership of the business. Mr. Sheldon Lavin then affiliated with the two sons of Mr. Otto and then they decided to give the company another name; the OSI Group.
Through his great leadership and innovative skills, Mr. Lavin has done a great job to ensure that the company does well despite the stiff competition. Today, there is a great record regarding financial and economic gain by the OSI Group and all the credit goes to none other than Mr. Sheldon Lavin.