Sheldon Lavin – Taking OSI Group Further, The Sustainable Way
Sheldon Lavin, the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group has had an extremely enviable career. His experience in the industry of meat and food processing industry began when he came aboard the OSI Group as a consultant in the financial team decades ago in 1970. His work ethic and determination would be rewarded as he was made partner just five short years later.Sheldon Lavin and his rise through the ranks at OSI wouldn’t stop there as another five years later, Sheldon Lavin would purchase equity within the group and gained a controlling interest, allowing him to take over the OSI group, a then multi-regional food and meat processing company to take it to the entire world, expanding to over 80 facilities in 17 countries, providing employment for no fewer than 20,000 people.
He has played an extremely important in the growth of the OSI Group, not only to expand its reach but to make the company more sustainable, allowing the company to maintain its production but reduce its carbon footprint to nurture and protect the environment. As OSI work to meet the increasing global demand, Sheldon Lavin’s outlook at creating a company that works with the environment has caught the eye of organizations around the world with him winning the 2016 Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy, an honor given to only the biggest visionaries in the world.
With OSI Group supplying large multi-national chains like McDonald’s, a group they have supplied since the very first McDonald’s chain-restaurant, the group’s plan for sustainability relies on using modern technology that helps the company cut costs and boost up their production. Sheldon Lavin’s leadership has not only brought OSI Group success but also recognition, as the UK branch of OSI Group, OSI Food Solutions UK was awarded the Globe of Honor in 2016. An award focused on the positive efforts and practices the group has done in terms of reducing risk as well as health and environmental management. With Sheldon Lavin leading the way for OSI Group and its subsidiaries, its growth has no limits and looks toward a bright and prosperous future.