OSI Group has long displayed a history of growth and innovation going back to its earliest days when they were known as Otto & Sons. The company has evolved from a standalone butcher shop to an international food processor with a strong reputation of nurturing strategic partnerships. They team up with top food brands around the world to bring exciting new dishes to the market.
Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group and has been the catalyst for their successful global expansion. His relationship with the company dates back to the early seventies when his banking and investing skills were needed for expansion. Their key customer was McDonald’s and this relationship revealed the amazing potential for worldwide growth. After he successfully helped them build a plant dedicated to this key client, he stayed on as a partner.
In 1975 Otto & Sons changed their name to OSI Group which tipped their cap to the original owners and better reflected the global nature of their business. The 1980’s saw the company expand with new facilities operating in Germany, Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, and Austria. In the 1990’s OSI continued its march across the globe as they entered new markets in Mexico, China, and Poland to name several.
The success that Sheldon Lavin and OSI Group have enjoyed has brought attention to their sophisticated operations and methods. Forbes magazine listed them as one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. Their ability to fashion lucrative partnerships with top brands has powered their remarkable results. OSI’s depth of resources is substantial and goes beyond production into the culinary creation realm. They also employ highly efficient logistics chains which increase their effectiveness in all phases of the business.
Sustainability is an important issue for OSI Group under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. Responsible growth has been his primary aim and the company has received plaudits for this mindset. They were awarded a California Green Business award for outstanding results and procedures at their Riverside facility. They also garnered several awards from the United Kingdom which also has strict environmental regulations in place.
Sheldon Lavin has certainly crafted an amazing career as a businessman and entrepreneur. One of his greatest honors was when he received the Global Visionary Award in 2016. This was bestowed on him by India’s Vision World Academy and honors those who show great determination in making dreams come true. They also highlight the inspiration that he stirs up in others.
Contact Sheldon Lavin: www.rmhc.org/board-of-trustees