Currently, Sheldon Lavin serves as the chief executive officer for the OSI Group, a company that specializes in the processing of food and meat. Both OSI industries and OSI international foods are under OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin entered into the food industry as an outsider only to later become an expert in the field. Earlier he was a recognized expert in the financing and banking business. He even had a firm that offered financial consultation.
Sheldon Lavin involvement in the meat industry began in the year 1970 when he was offering financial consultation to Otto & Sons Company. Otto and his sons were offered the chance to become McDonald’s Corporation’s hamburger supplier in the Midwest; unfortunately, they had not enough funds to secure the opportunity.
Having no other choice, they had to settle on seeking the financial solution from Sheldon Lavin . When Lavin was offering a financial settlement to Otto and his sons, the bank suggested that he should become the new owner of the Otto and sons company, but he did not accept it. Instead of becoming a partner he offered to be the financial consultant for the company.
In 1974 when the company was searching for investments he became actively involved in the running of the Otto and sons company. Around this time he considered the idea of becoming a partner with the two sons of Mr. Otto. This was after their father had resolved to retire from carrying out business operations. This partnership was the reason Otto and sons changed to OSI Group. The OSI Group has expanded its services throughout Europe, India, South Africa, Australia, Japan and the Philippines too.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin is in his early eighties but is still dedicated to ensuring the OSI Group grows further. This ambition has positioned the OSI Group as one of the largest suppliers of protein across the globe. At the moment OSI Group operates in over sixteen countries and has facilities that exceed fifty-five in number.
Concerning his educational background he holds a degree in Finance and Accounting. Still, he has earned himself several awards from activities that are non-profitable and not related to business. Despite being active in business operations, he happens to be an active philanthropist. He has made significant contributions to charity activities like the Inner City Foundation, Evans Scholarship Fund, Jewish United Fund, United Negro College Fund and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
All the achievements of OSI Group have been made a reality because of Sheldon’s outstanding administration.