In the Forbes’ 2017 ranking, OSI Group, a global food supplier, was listed in the 58th position among America’s largest private companies. With revenues of $6.1 billion, the company continues to expand its operations to different countries. The Illinois-based company supplies meat products like bacon, patties, hot dogs, fish pizza and poultry. In addition, OSI Group delivers other items like vegetables and sandwiches. Serving leading retail and foodservice brands, OSI Group has achieved tremendous success on the global market. The company’s success is anchored on Sheldon Lavin, the chairman and CEO of OSI Group. The visionary leader has guided the organization from a local hamburger supplier to an international leader in the food industry. Presently, OSI operates over 55 facilities in 16 countries.
Sheldon has had an overwhelming success in the food industry. Initially, Sheldon Lavin worked in competitive finance industry where he owned a consulting firm. In the course of his career, he was approached to arrange funding for Otto & Sons, a company that supplied hamburgers to McDonald’s Corporation in the Midwest. Sheldon became a partner of the firm. When Otto retired from the business, leaving the two sons in management, McDonald’s requested Lavin to be more involved to enable Otto & Sons brand to grow and evolve with their brand. With the passage of time, the two sons retired, leaving Sheldon in full control of the company, which he renamed to OSI Group. He concentrated on expanding the brand to new markets, including India, China, Philippines, Japan, and South Africa. The brand had initially solidified its presence in Europe and Brazil.
Sheldon Lavin’s transformative leadership at OSI Group has seen the corporation receive several recognitions and awards. In 2016, the leader was honored with the Global Visionary Award at the Gujrat Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The award, which celebrates exceptional leadership in numerous fields, recognized Sheldon’s leadership at OSI Group throughout its eight locations in India. In addition, OSI Group has received several awards celebrating their excellence in health and environmental management and safety risks. In 2016, The British Safety Council awarded OSI Food Solutions UK with the Globe of Honor award due to their outstanding strategies in the environmental management risk. In the same year, OSI Group won another environmental award. Sheldon has established a great team of worker who are not only talented, but also committed to enhancing both the company and clients’ success. OSI Group observes the highest levels of professionalism throughout their processes, including cooking, processing and packaging. Sheldon is determined to expand the brand’s foot print in the global market.