Sheldon Lavin Has Spent Decades Building OSI Group Into The Largest International Meat Market

Meat can be found in every corner of the globe, and this is thanks to massive food processing and supply companies like OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin has spent the better half of his career working for OSI, first joining as a financial consultant to the original owners in the 1970s. OSI was on a massive growth campaign as one of the main suppliers to the McDonald’s corporation, which is why Sheldon was brought in to handle the financial heavy work. Sheldon saw the potential in OSI as a food supply company, and he was keen on continuing his amazing work with the company.

For more than 40 years, Sheldon Lavin has been the top successful CEO for OSI Group, and he was directly appointed by the former owners of the company, the descendants of OSI Groups founder, Otto Kolschowsky. His primary concern after taking up leadership at OSI Group was expansion, and he has managed to bring OSI Group to more than 17 different countries around the world. Meats are the company’s specialty, which is the way its been since opening more than 100 years ago, but Sheldon has done well to incorporate many other food products to meet the needs of customers, including vegetables, fish, and substitute meats.

Sheldon Lavin says, with assistance from many talented professionals, including OSI CFO Sherry DeMeleulenaere, OSI Group brings in sales of over six billion dollars per year. Maintaining such a large quantity of products and supply, Sheldon has continued expanding the number of facilities worldwide as well as upgrading former facilities to increase productions by as high as 100 percent. Despite being in his 80s now, Sheldon Lavin has no plans of retiring. Instead, he wants to continue expanding OSI and the family that it has built among some 20 thousand employees. Humility has been one of Sheldon’s defining traits throughout his life, and he is convinced that it has been a crucial part of his success journey as a leader at OSI.

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