Sheldon Lavin – An Innovator in World Food Production

Sheldon Lavin is the longtime CEO of the OSI Group, an association of companies dedicated to food production. The company has seen a large increase in growth under the leadership of Mr. Lavin and this is due to his commitment to sustainable food production. From the mid-1970s, Sheldon Lavin has built up company revenues using cutting edge technology and sustainable food production methodologies.

It is thanks to Mr. Lavin’s efforts that today, OSI Group is a leading world food producers. It is a highly significant achievement for a company that had its beginnings as a local neighborhood butcher shop in Chicago. The company began its huge growth scale when it became the primary supplier of McDonald’s in the American Midwest. Since then, it is Sheldon Lavin who has instigated and managed continual growth for the company.

Today, Lavin continues to guide the OSI Group towards innovation and adaptation to new strategies. The purpose is to increase the efficiency of food production while at the same time decrease the environmental footprint of food production. The current core purpose of Sheldon Lavin is to create sustainability. He does this by developing technological strategies and innovations that reduce the company’s footprint.

As a result Lavin has received several awards including the North American Meat Institute’s environmental award and the Global Visionary Award. Lavin has had a long and very rewarding career with OSI. Today, Sheldon Lavin sits as the company’s Chairman and CEO.

The Growth of OSI

Today OSI is a very large company with more than 20,000 employees worldwide. There are more than 65 facilities in 17 countries and it is considered the 58th largest private company with a net worth of over $6 billion. It was thanks to innovations that allowed the company to supply the needs of McDonalds and thanks to breakthrough technology of liquid nitrogen cryogenic freezing that offered so much opportunity for the company.

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