Mr. Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group LLC. The OSI Group is a food processing company dealing in meat processing and serving both the retail and food processing industries. The OSI Group was founded in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois and grew into Otto &Sons building its reputation offering quality and value meat. MacDonald’s was just starting out and their meat supplier of choice was Otto & Sons.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin joined the company in 1970 from an investment and banking background. In that year Otto & Sons was looking to set up a meat processing center and he arranged financing for the company. The bank offered him an ownership position at the company. He first declined although he later agreed but only if his financial investments would give the same leverage as the Otto family had. Becoming more involved in the business Mr. Lavin helped grow the OSI Group not only locally in the United States but internationally; expanding it throughout Europe and North America. Today, with Mr. Lavin at the helm they are in the Philippines, Australia, Japan, China, India and South Africa.
In the year 2016 Sheldon Lavin received the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy. The awards ceremony took place in Ahmedabad, Gujarati, India .The global visionary award recognizes people that have turned their dreams into reality and are an inspiration to the next generation. The award celebrates the determination and perseverance required to make those dreams a reality. For the last five years the World Vision Academy has been honoring visionaries aiming at inspiring young people to work hard in order to achieve similarly.
In the time Mr. Lavin has been CEO of OSI Group they have received many other awards. Including; awards for management of health, the environment and safety risks including the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour Award in 2016.