Sheldon Lavin is a respected professional in the meat and food processing industry. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group, LLC. Additionally, he serves as the president of OSI international Foods Ltd. Lavin is actively engaged in the firm’s operations. He has broad industry knowledge.
Sheldon Lavin posits that his journey with the company started in 1970 when he helped Otto & Sons to secure financing. Later, Otto & Sons changed its name to OSI Group. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a domestic food processing firm to a global industry leader. Presently, OSI Group has over 60 locations in different nations.
In recognition of his remarkable achievement of introducing OSI Group into the global scene and facilitating job growth globally, Sheldon Lavin was presented with a Global Visionary Award in 2016. He received the award from the Vision World Academy, India. Lavin noted that he was honored to be the recipient of the prestigious award. He also said that he was proud of facilitating OSI Group’s growth.
In an interview with CEOCFO Magazine, Lavin said that he envisioned himself to be in a venture that he owned. His vision for OSI Group was to grow the firm to be a world class food processing business. Sheldon Lavin pointed out that they made it all happen because OSI Group is an entrepreneurial company.
Sheldon Lavin noted that the firm is not managed like typical firms of its size that dictates from the top. Lavin acknowledges that the employees have to formulate strategies and follow rules, respect budgetary limits, and accept different levels of responsibility. However, they operate like a family. The culture of cohesion makes them unique. Given that it is the best way for them to do business. This approach has worked well for the firm.
While expanding its diverse operations worldwide, Sheldon Lavin has helped OSI Group to earn many environmental and sustainability awards. Lavin hopes that the next crop of corporate leaders and entrepreneurs will continue to make the health of the planet a priority. Additionally, Lavin hopes to motivate the next generation of leaders to zero in on expanding their firms and operations in responsible ways.