OSI Group, located in Aurora, Illinois is a holding company of meat processors that service the retail the food services industries. Products include meat, patties, bacon, hot dogs, fish and poultry ensuring Americas get the best quality meat in their McDonalds’s burger.
Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and chief executive officer of OSI Group, LLC. He is also the president of OSI International foods Ltd and Director of National Fish and Wildfire Foundation. Lavin path to success began in 1970 when he started financing for OSI which was called Otto & Son then. Involvement with them lead to him looking overseas for investments. By 1975 McDonalds asked that he joined the business full time in order for the company to grow. OSI expanded throughout North America and Europe in the late 1970’s and 1980’s also moving into the South American and Taiwan. Where he gained half of the controlling interest.
Sheldon Lavin received many awards in his lifetime, one being the Global Visionary Award. The award honors visionaries in various fields who have turned their dreams into reality by demonstrating perseverance and persistence to accomplish their goal.
Since Sheldon Lavin became CEO of OSI, the group as also won many awards some recent being 2011 Fords list as Americas 136th largest private company, based of revenues of $3 billion. In 2016, OSI was #58 on the Forbes list of largest private companies at $6.1 billion.
Sheldon Lavin soon became in control of 100% of all shared rights of OSI industries. The company operates with continents around the world. Sheldon Lavin now 81, holds over a dozen more honorary titles and awards for his amazing work as a CEO and business innovator. And is now focusing on expanding the company in Asia and Europe. Lavin is accompanied by his three children and grandchildren.