How Sheldon Lavin Grew To Become A Celebrated Leader In The Meat Industry

Sheldon Lavin’s success in the meet industry didn’t come on a silver platter. After achieving several milestones in the financial sector, Sheldon decided to venture into the meat industry. Soon after venturing the meat industry, he was appointed the CEO and chairman of OSI Group. Under his helm, OSI Group has transformed from a local burger supplier to become a leading global supplier of food products with a variety of foodservice and retail brands. His tenure has also seen OSI Group grow to have more than 60 locations in more than 60 countries. Today, OSI group includes several companies including OSI Industries, OSI International, Inc., and OSI International Foods.

With a financial educational background, Lavin had a successful career as an investor and senior executive in the banking sector. Today Lavin owns a financial consulting firm. Running a company with over 20,000 employees is not an easy task. However, Sheldon Lavin is proud to instill a family-oriented corporate culture in his workforce.

About Global Visionary Award

Known for his incredible achievement of growing OSI Group to become one of the largest meat companies and creation of multiple jobs across the world, Mr. Lavin was honored with Global Visionary Award. He was given the award by India’s Vision World Academy on February 2016. This award honors distinguished who are committed to inspiring the next generation. Given his commitment to the company’s affairs, Lavin deserved the prestigious award.

OSI Group’s Awards

The 81-year-old experienced CEO has led OSI Group into winning several awards. Under his leadership, OSI Group has been honored with several environmental and sustainability awards. He is passing this sustainability culture to the next generation of corporate leaders.

About OSI Group

OSI Group is a privately held food processor that provides food products and solutions for the food industry. The firm supplies bacon, hot dogs, sausages, seafood, poultry, pork, dough fruits, vegetables, and cheese based products. Founded in 1909 the Aurora, Illinois-headquartered firm has grown to have branch offices in Germany, China, and the United Kingdom.

Today the firm operates several manufacturing plants located in America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. In 2016, Forbes ranked OSI Group as number 58 on the list of largest private firms, with $6.1 billion.


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