Currently serving as the President of OSI International Foods, Chairperson, and CEO of OSI Group company, Sheldon Lavin has high profile in food processing Industry coming from humble beginnings to managing one of the world’s leading Food processing company. Since the year 1970, Sheldon Lavin has acquired a lot of knowledge regarding the industry as he was working as an investment consultant for Otto and Sons and playing a significant role in capitalization efforts of the company. In 1975, Sheldon was asked to join the company as a Partner of Otto and Sons as they were in their retirement years and the company was expanding internationally, and at the same time, it was transitioning. The company then rebranded to OSI Group.
OSI Group rapidly developed from a domestic food processing company to a worldwide industry pioneer, and currently has over sixty locations crosswise over sixty different nations. Sheldon Lavin has made OSI Group to be recognized on the International scene. The company has created job opportunities as it has employed over 20,000 employees in its various facilities across the globe. Mr.Lavin was committed to the prosperity of the company and its many members of staff. His incredible work ethic was noticed and on February 20, 2016, Sheldon Lavin was presented a prestigious award(Global Visionary Award) by India’s Vision World Academy.
The OSI Group Chief Executive Officer Mr Lavin has been involved in various buyouts, acquisition and joint ventures that have aided in the company’s expansion. In 2013, a certified processing plant for production of beef was set up online in Poland. In 2016, OSI Group acquired a stake in Baho Food, a Dutch producer of meat and other food products who operated in Netherlands and Germany. The same year, U.K- based Flagship Europe was purchased and later rebranded to Creative Foods in Europe. OSI Group also bought a processing plant based in Chicago from Tyson Foods to increase their growth capacity and product diversification.
OSI Group under the leadership of Sheldon has received some awards concerning their environmental efforts. These awards include The 2016 California Green Business Award, The 2016 Globe of Honour from the BSC(British Safety Council), and 2018 Environmental Recognition Award from NAMI(North American Meat Institute). All these efforts are directed on the sustainability, reducing environmental impacts of modern food production and promoting a sustainable supply chain.
Apart from work, Sheldon Lavin is also a philanthropist who has been involved in various charitable causes such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Giving back to the community, his relationship with his family, and career is among the things that Sheldon is proud to have accomplished.
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