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Leaders serving in an organization always determine the direction that the company will take in the long run. As for OSI Group, this is a company that deals with the production of food and the organization has been around for more than a century. For a company to stick around for so long, it is evident that the organization has been in caring hands for all those years. Among the leaders serving within the organization are such as Sheldon Lavin who is still the current CEO of the company. Sheldon Lavin has been serving at OSI Group for more than forty years now.

Background Information

Otto Kolschowsky is responsible for the founding of the company that is presently known as OSI Group. As per the current statistics, the company is highly ranked when it comes to anything to do with the food processing industry. Nevertheless, the company wasn’t as huge in the beginning; Otto Kolschowsky only founded a butcher shop back in the day, and after many years of tapping into the potential that lied in the industry, the shop grew into the current OSI Group.

At first, Otto Kolschowsky had decided to settle in Chicago with his colleagues who had migrated from Germany to the USA. Since Otto Kolschowsky was new to the area, decided to first settle in and later contemplate about the type of business endeavor that he would venture into. Otto finally decided to come up with a butcher shop. The shop was growing fast, and Otto eventually decided to work hand in hand with his two sons. His sons learnt the various basics that lied within the meat industry and the business was later renamed to Otto & Sons.

Additional Information

Since Otto & Sons was a company that was packed with the potential to supply vast amounts of meat products, the company went into a deal with the McDonald’s fast food joint. Business was going on smoothly, and Otto & Sons was also growing more and more. Nevertheless, the McDonald’s entity was also growing very fast. As much as that was a good thing, Otto & Sons had to construct more food processing plants to make sure that they were able to meet the enormous demand for meat products by the McDonald’s fast food joint.

Overview

As Otto & Sons embarked on the construction of a processing plant that was solely meant to serve the McDonald’s restaurant, financial hitches came about. Fortunately, Sheldon Lavin saved the day. Lavin was able to make sure that Otto & Sons were able to secure finances that enabled them to complete the construction of the food processing plants. With that said, Sheldon Lavin was assisting the company as an indirect participant in the company’s operations. After some time, Lavin became a part of the company by being appointed to serve as the CEO in the 1970s. Since the likes of Lavin had taken over the company’s leadership, the organization was then allocated the name OSI Group.

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