Sheldon Lavin serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group, a premier supplier of value-added protein foods. Besides his role as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lavin is also the president of OSI International Foods Ltd. Under the signature leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI group has developed from a small company, which supplied meat to Chicago neighborhood in the 19th Century, to a robust corporate organization. Today, OSI has extended beyond America to set an indelible mark in Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Sheldon Lavin is a widely experienced and knowledgeable businessman, especially when it comes to the meat industry. Before joining the food processing business, Lavin worked as a financial advisor to distressed companies. During the 1970s, he financed a struggling Otto & Sons Company, which was seeking funds to expand its operations. Following the request of McDonald’s, one of Otto’s significant clients, Lavin joined the company as a partner. In 1975, he became actively involved in the company’s management, prompting a change in name from Otto & Sons to OSI Group.
With Lavin at the helm, OSI Group quickly evolved into a regional meat supplier, and eventually, a global company. The company currently supplies quality food products to leading food service outlets and retailers across the world. Most notable clients include Starbucks, Papa John’s Pizza, Convenience Foods, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and Subway. The company processes high quality food products including pork, fish, pizza, hot dogs, dough products, bacon, and meat patties.
Sheldon Lavin has been severally recognized for his outstanding work as the head of OSI Industries. In 2016, The Vision World Academy awarded him the Global Visionary Award for his steadfast commitment to transform the company into a globally recognized organization. Additionally, Lavin received the NAMI’s Edward C. Jones Community Service Award in the same year. The award was recognition of his selfless effort in giving back to the society through charitable work.
Sheldon Lavin has also earned OSI group several prestigious awards. One such award is the Globe of Honor Award from the British Safety Council in 2016. The British Safety Council recognized OSI Solutions UK for its commitment to sustainable development.
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