Focus on the Success and Achievements of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group CEO
Sheldon Lavin is the current Chairman and CEO of OSI Group. He has been involved in the meat industry for the last 43 years. Mr. Lavin was actively involved with the OSI Group back in the 1970s when it was searching for financing facilities to build a meat processing facility. OSI Group was looking at expanding its processing facility in order to increase the meat products it used to supply to McDonalds. From then on, Mr. Lavin succeeded in transforming the group to become a global food products supplier in 17 countries with 20,000 employees and more than 80 processing facilities.
Sheldon Lavin started of his illustrious livelihood at OSI Group working as a consultant. He managed to become a partner at the group in 1975. He made a significant role when the group was expanding its operations into Europe, South America and Asia. In early 80s, he bought a controlling interest in the group and was entitled to take it over. Mr. Lavin nurtured a culture where his employees are usually treated like members of a global family. This has enabled the company to have a low staff turnover since most of the employees end up working for the company for longer periods. Sheldon was previously involved with the banking and financial services sector.
Involvement in Charity
Sheldon Lavin contributes regularly to a number of charities, a proof of his philanthropic nature. There are a number of notable charities that he supports. Among the most notable charities he supports include United Negra College Fund, National Multiple Sceloris Society among others.
From the time that Sheldon Lavin became the CEO at OSI Group, the company has bagged a number of accolades. Among the awards won by the group are for environmental and health management as well as safety risks such as the Globe of Honor (2016) awarded to the company by the British Safety Council back in February 20, 2016. This particular award sought to recognize Mr. Lavin’s efforts in placing the company in a global platform and job creation globally. The Global Visionary Award is normally awarded to visionaries capable of making their dreams come true through perseverance in order to realize their goals.
Mr. Lavin has managed to also receive various other rewards for participating in a number of services. These include Director and President of the Sheba Foundation, Trustee for the Ronald McDonald House Charities as well as the Goodman Theatre member of board. He was also a Rush University Medical Center board member.
Sheldon Lavin’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin