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The Growth of OSI Under Sheldon Lavin

Sheldon Lavin is a renowned philanthropist and a business individual. The individual studied accounting at the University of Illinois and majored his studies at the Northwest University. Later, Lavin graduated from Roosevelt University with the Bachelor of science in business. After completing his studies, Lavin opened a consultant agency in downtown Chicago where he worked for over 15 years assisting many production firms in increasing their production capacity. Today, Lavin is chairman and chief operating officer of OSI Group born in 1932. OSI Group is an umbrella of OSI Industries and OSI International Foods.

Initially, Sheldon Lavin offered consultancy services to Otto and Sons, the predecessor of OSI Group as a part-time job. In 1970, the company approached Lavin to become a partner where he took over 50 percent controlling stake. For the past more than 20 years when all other partners left, Lavin took over the 100 percent controlling stake of the firm. Lavin helped to change OSI Group from being a local firm to an international company through a successful economic transformation. OSI became a multi-billion-dollar global meat processing venture. Today, OSI is the primary distributor of a variety of products, such as meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables. The company takes good care of customers’ needs in restaurants, retail, private-label, and industrial and food-service-distributor field.

OSI Group grew to serve in more than 17 nations with over 69 facilities. Also, the firm offers more than 20,000 job opportunities and creating new opportunities each year. Sheldon Lavin treats workers with dignity and integrity working in a culture where all employees get regarded as a global family. Therefore, the workers offer their services for many years. As a philanthropist, Lavin is the principal supporter of the McDonald House Charities and a trustee and chairman of its campaign. The individual spends much of his time and resources in charitable missions, and he is the president and director of The Sheba Foundation, a family charitable movement. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group received various awards due to successful environmental safety management. Some of the honors include the 2016 Global of Honor Award by the British Safety Council that occurred on February 2016.

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