The story of Sheldon Lavin is one that inspires so many people. Mr. Lavin was brought up in a humble background, but that never prevented him from becoming the CEO of one of the most reputable food processing firms. OSI Group has rapidly grown over the years thanks to the excellent management skills of Sheldon Lavin.
Mr. Lavin insists on timely delivery of the products to the clients while maintaining the quality at all times. He also advocates for the use of green techniques that are safe to the environment. Mr. Sheldon Lavin is also an experienced businessman who has unique marketing ideas that have propelled OSI Group to become the giant firm that it is today. Mr. Lavin is now 85 years old but still committed to his role as the company’s CEO.
The company was started in 1909 as a small firm. The founder was a German who had migrated to the United States in search of a business opportunity. Initially, it was a butchery that supplied meat to Chicago residents. The owner called it Otto and Sons as it was a family business. This humble beginning highlights the rapid growth rate of OSI Group to become the most trusted meat supplier in the country and abroad.
Currently, the firm has set up more than 65 stations in different parts of the world from where they distribute their products. The company’s breakthrough happened in 1955. This was after Otto and Sons signed a contract with McDonald’s to be their hamburger supplier. The demand for the hamburgers become so high that Otto and Sons decided to open a new plant that would solely produce McDonald’s hamburgers. It was around this period that Sheldon Lavin joined the firm. He became a partner with the sons of the founder and together they agreed to change the company’s name to OSI Group.
After the rebranding, the next thing was exploring new markets outside the country. OSI Group opened plants in Germany, Austria, Brazil, and Spain. This expansion was the beginning of the numerous mergers that OSI Group has been part of. In 2014, OSI Group merged with a UK based firm called Pickstock. This enabled OSI Group to market their products in the country.