OSI Group is one of the largest meat firms across the globe specializing in meat products like beef, pizzas, hot dogs, fish and many more. The company has over 60 facilities spread across 17 countries across the globe. OSI Group was founded in 1909 by a German immigrant known as Otto Kolschowsky. The company started as a simple meat market in Oak Park, Illinois. Mr. Otto worked tirelessly to grow and expand the meat market to nearby areas and beyond. OSI has truly come a long way from the meat market it once was to a global leader in the industry. This can be attributed to very many reasons, one of them is the fact that the firm has able leaders who give their all to ensure that the company remains the titan it is today.
One of the people who play an active role in steering the company to great heights is Sheldon Lavin. Sheldon Lavin s the current Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. His appointment to lead the meat processing giant did not come out of the blues as many may think. Sheldon Lavin has been an active player in facilitating the growth and expansion of OSI since 1970. In 1970 Sheldon Lavin was working as an investment manager and banking executive. It so happens that during this time, OSI, at that time it was known as Otto &Sons, was seeking funds so that they could finance their aggressive plans to take over the industry.
Sheldon Lavin played a critical role in ensuring that the company got the necessary financial backing from the bank. After the deal was stuck, Sheldon Lavin was made to join OSI a financial consultant. After a few years of doing business, Mr. Sheldon was able to rise to the position of Chief Executive Officer after showcasing the ability to lead and take the company to greater heights. True to this Sheldon Lavin has never disappointed. He has truly proven that he is able and his rise to become the CEO and Chairman of the firm was not a mistake. Through putting in place strategic techniques and incorporating cutting-edge technology, Sheldon Lavin has been able to make a name not only for himself but for the entire team from OSI. Following his massive success, it is evident that OSI Group will continue to dominate the industry as it is in capable hands.