Sheldon Lavin is the current chief executive officer of OSI Group. This is the biggest food processing company in the world. The company does not mainly deal with retail sales. Almost all of its clients are large food chain stores. OSI Group has reached this level due to the impact that Sheldon Lavin has in the management of the company. He is focused on ensuring that the operations of the group are not hampered by anything and anyone. He has worked very hard to raise the company from a small company with just a single processing plant in the 1970s to now owning business operation in over 65 countries.
OSI Group was started by Otto Kolschowsky in 1909 in Chicago. Back then it was known as Otto &Sons. Since then the company has been growing steadily. Before Sheldon Lavin joined the company it was not doing great. His entrance in the management of the company added the much-needed value of entrepreneurship. OSI Group started its journey to large-scale food processing after it was given orders by the McDonald’s in the1950s to supply them with hamburger. This would set up the foundation of what is now a global company worth billions of dollars.
Sheldon Lavin joined OSI as a managing partner in the 19709s. His role was to work alongside his other two partners, sons of Otto, to grow the company. Sheldon Lavin came into the company with huge plans. Since he was previously in the finance sector, he knew what was to be done to make the company expand its territory. With McDonald’s expanding, it meant that their orders were also growing. This resulted in the firm building the first special plant that was to serve McDonald’s only. Sheldon Lavin was determined not to let OSI group lag behind as McDonald’s grew. He came up with a plan that would be used by the group to get hold of the food processing market. He came up with three points that would form the basis of the company’s success. These are; green practices, sustainability, and food safety.
Sheldon Lavin has been serving in the industry for about four decades. Formerly an investor and a banking executive, Sheldon was determined to succeed. He has been the single biggest contributor to the success of this firm. Sheldon Lavin has in recent years embarked on an acquisition spree in an attempt to expand the operations of the group into as many countries in the world as possible.
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