Sheldon Lavin’s success story is one that both budding and established entrepreneurs need to use as inspiration. Since he was young, Lavin always had hopes about owning and running a business. He set himself to pursuing an academic course in accounting and finance to have the edge over business management. Lavin was also innovative throughout his school life.
Lavin’s professional career took a good turn after he helped in financing Otto & Sons to becoming OSI Industries. Otto & Sons was a meat processing venture based in West Chicago and owned by the Kolschowsky family. Lavin managed to gain ownership of OSI Industries as he continued getting involved with the company’s business operations. He was also ambitious about transforming OSI into a world-renowned food processing business.
Today, OSI Group is the owner of over 80 food processing facilities based in 17 countries. The company’s product portfolio includes protein products, baked goods, vegetable items, and sauces. According to Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group operates as an entrepreneurial venture. The firm has certain budgetary limits, levels of responsibility, strategies to implement and rules to follow.
Lavin’s Vision for OSI Group
Sheldon Lavin looks forward to offering aid to the local communities through OSI Group continuously. He’s also hopeful that OSI’s growth and expansion will continue. Lavin and his team are passionate about enabling the company to maintain its position as a leading food supplier. Lavin is hopeful that OSI’s business goals and the mission will be attainable even after he retires.
Lavin’s Career Background
Lavin is the current CEO and chair of OSI Group. He also heads OSI International Foods as the president. His CEO role at OSI allows him to stay active in the company’s operations while prioritizing on quality and efficiency. His other roles include director at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and General Trustee at Rush University Medical Center.
Sheldon Lavin helped transform Otto & Sons into a global brand, OSI Group. He also led the company into expanding to the global food market and opening several food processing plants globally. In 2016, he bagged the Global Visionary Award presented by the Vision World Academy of India. Lavin was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 for his efforts to revolutionize the Chicago business environment.
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