Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group. OSI Group is a food processing company and one of the largest food companies in the world. Over the years Sheldon Lavin has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills from by the way he runs OSI Group. The company was founded in 1909 in Chicago by Otto Kolschowsky. It started off as a butcher shop and meat market with the name Otto & Sons, USA. Today, the company has over 65 locations with partners from all over the world and it mainly focuses on food safety and sustainability. Sheldon Lavin has over the years used market focused methods to grow the company. The growth of OSI Group started in 1955 when it was called Otto & Sons. The company was given the tender to supply hamburger to McDonald’s.
In 1973, the company opened another plant that would serve McDonald’s. Sheldon Lavin became part of the company in 1970 and he started out as a partner to the original founders of the company. Lavin helped to steer the company to the global market. In 1975, the company changed its name to OSI Group. By 1980, the company had expanded and had several branches in Germany, Brazil, Spain, Austria and Taiwan. The company also has two plants in the United States. In 2000; the company’s main focus was to expand its poultry operations to several continents. It was also in this year that the company started major acquisitions.
The acquisitions began in China, Australia and the USA. In 2010, the company expanded to Japan, India and Canada by opening beef production companies. In 2014, the company entered into a joint venture with Pickstock in the United Kingdom. The joint venture enabled the company to expand its operations in Europe and it also enabled Pickstock to expand. OSI Group also entered into a Joint Venture with Select Ready Foods in Alberta. The significant growth in the company and its operations are accredited to Sheldon Lavin. Sheldon is an experienced investor and banking executive. His exceptional leadership skills have enabled OSI Group to remain a top food processing company in the world.
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