Sheldon Lavin is the man who is responsible for the massive success that OSI Group has achieved in the last couple of decades. The OSI Group is the company that has been dominating the food and meat processing industry for last many years and has grown to have one of the largest global presences in the sector. The company has more than 20,000 employees and seventy production units in seventeen countries and plans to open many more in the time to come to suffice the growing demand. The client base of the OSI Group has been increasing with time, and its research and development facility has been developing new products as per the specific requirements of the clients to ensure consistent, safety, hygiene and quality for the customers.
Sheldon Lavin has been involved in the company’s business machinery for a very long time. He worked as a financial consultant before joining OSI Group, and it is how he came to get involved in the OSI Group’s business affairs. Sheldon Lavin facilitated the loan that the previous owners wanted for business expansion, and with time, he went on to become the guarantor for the loan that the company asked for later. It is this sequence that finally ends with him taking over the company. Under his leadership, the company has been growing tremendously, and his focus on growth, innovation, and technology have helped OSI Group to climb the ladder of success. Sheldon Lavin believes in giving back to society and has been associated with Ronald McDonald House Charities for many years and donates generously to the institution.
Sheldon Lavin knows that the food industry is highly localized and adopting ‘one size fits all’ strategy will not work for the company. It is the reason he believes that the company needs to understand the local culture, know about their food habits, and respect their religion. Thus, he has made the company flexible where the top management in different operational units around the world has the power to make decisions on their own. The company’s abilities to make changes to the to their operations has allowed the company to grow as a global company and continuing to expand beyond borders. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin receives Global Visionary Award