Sheldon Lavin has been the chief executive officer of OSI Group for over 40 years. Over the years, he has helped the company to grow from a small meat processing company in Chicago to a global producer of added-protein products. Sheldon says that his vision for the company has not changed. When he joined the business, his vision was to grow the company into a global force. Although he is closer to achieving this objective, he believes that remaining focused will help him to enhance the company’s operations in the international market.
Although OSI Group initially produced processed meat products, it has widened its products to include a wide range of added-protein items. Moreover, it also supplies its clients with vegetable items, baked goods, and sauces. The diversification of products has helped the company to strengthen its books and satisfy the needs of its global clients.
OSI Group has more than 60 plants around the globe. These facilities are strategically located in 17 countries with most of them being in the United States and China. The number of the company’s factories in China is expected to rise in the near future, as OSI Group completes the different plants that are under construction.
Sheldon Lavin notes that OSI Group is an entrepreneurial company and is run completely different from other corporations. Instead of dictating from the top, the subsidiaries are given a level of freedom to run their operations in an independent manner. However, the top management tracks the operations of all the facilities to ensure they are in line with OSI’s strategies and budgetary limits, and that all rules are followed to the latter. Sheldon posits that the company’s success is attributed to this unique management style.
Sheldon Lavin is a renowned of Executive Leader, shrewd Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist. Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman of OSI Group. Lavin started his career by running his firm as a financial consultant. Later, he became the company’s Financial Expert. Over the years, the executive has been able to increase his shares in the company, thus gaining full ownership of the same.
In addition, Sheldon Lavin is heavily involved in charity activities. He is one of the key supporters of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The philanthropist is the recipient of the 2016 Global Visionary Award, which was organized by India’s World Academy.