Financial Expert and Meat Chief Executive Officer-Sheldon Lavin

His involvement in the meat industry has been a journey that began when he was a financial expert. Sheldon is a financial expert in the United States of America; Lavin has been in the meat industry for over 40 years where he has gained extensive experience. His entry into the sector came when he made a financial arrangement for Otto & Sons. His investment bank advised him to a partner in the company, but he declined because that was not his line of business. Lavin was also successful in the financial sector, and for almost 15 years he practiced financial consulting. Lavin has his financial firm known as Sheldon Lavin and Associate Inc. which has their Head offices and operational offices in downtown Chicago.

After Sheldon’s High school graduation, he joined Northwestern University and the University of Illinois where he studied accounting and finance. Mr. Lavin later went to Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois and he pursued Bachelors of Science Degree in Business. Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group LLC. For more than 40 years the Chairman has been leading the food processing firm and all its affiliates which include; OSI Industries LLC, OSI International LLC, as well as OSI International Inc. During his time as the Chief Executive Officer of the group as well as the Chairman, Lavin has made an enormous impact in the food processing company. Lavin has overseen the expansion of the organization to other continents as well as the United States. Through his leadership, OSI has become a multibillion-dollar organization, and it has been listed as the largest privately owned organization in the United States.

The 83 years old Chief executive Officer has been on several occasions been recognized due to his efforts and leadership in the food processing industry. He has not only been identified in the United States but also other nations including India. India’s Vision World Academy awarded Lavin with a Global Visionary Award. The Vision awards are meant to honor individuals who are living their dreams and those who have worked hard without giving up realizing their dreams. Mr. Lavin has been able to take his experience from the financial industry to the food sector where he has raised the standards of OSI Group to become an international company. Sheldon also is a supporter of the community activities, and he has been a trustee of the Ronald McDonald House charities, as well as the Director of the Sheba Foundation which is also a family foundation.

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OSI Group/Industries Boast More Than 65 Facilities

The OSI Group, also know as OSI Industries has a phenomenal history that extend more than 100 years.

Back in 1909 a foreigner from German, named Otto Kolschowsky, settled in the suburbs of Chicago and started a small family-owned store that originally specialized in quality cuts of meat.

The business went through some changes over the years, but it never altered its reputation for providing excellent service and products.

In fact, in the year 1955 it was one of the suppliers to a new eating-place on the horizon called McDonalds.

Today, Mr. Sheldon Lavin is the leader of OSI Industries; he joined the business in the 70s, when Otto Kolschowsky’s two sons were running it.

At that time, the business was named Otto & Sons and the gentlemen had taken their dad’s butcher shop to another level. However, with Mr. Lavin as their partner, the business would become an enterprise, expanding into international community.

The year 1975, Otto & Sons became OSI Group.

As the time went on, OSI grew more vigorously and flourished in multiple countries, including Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Germany, India, Canada and Japan.

Under Mr. Sheldon Lavin’s watch, the company has acquired a variety of entities including paying more than 7 million for Tyson Food’s production plant, as well as claiming a stake in Dutch Baho Foods, a private convenient food distribution company.

What started out as just a simple business of supplying meat to the locals in the neighborhood and others in proximity of the butcher shop – has morphed into a conglomerate.

OSI Group/Industries boast more than 65 facilities, within 17 countries and providing jobs for approximately 20,000 employees and counting.

This commercial enterprise has won numerous awards in the areas of health, safety and environmental responsibility.

After more than 40 years with OSI Group, Mr. Sheldon Lavin has no plans to slow down.

When he is not busy planning new strategies for the food industry or attending to matters, such as joint ventures and acquisitions, you will find him participating in philanthropy activities…This include, spending time and money contributing to Jewish organizations, college funds and benevolent foundations for ill children and serious health conditions.

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