Sheldon Lavin: Pushing OSI Group Forwards

Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group which was established in 1909. The company which was established by A German immigrant to the US has seen phenomenal growth since its establishment as a butcher shop in Chicago. The company has been supplying McDonalds since 1955 and the partnership has been one of the reasons it has grown so first. It prides itself on delivering quality meat, vegetables, and baked goods to customers all over the world. Starting out as a financial consultant Sheldon Lavin helped OSI Group get funding for their expansion plan.

He had noticed the potential in the company and thought that they were a good company capable of growth and he was right. At the time the company needed money to help in the construction of a new facility dedicated to supplying McDonald’s. After this Sheldon Lavin continued being involved in the company to the point that he became part owner. He has always aspired to make the company the best in the in the area of food processing.

On how he has managed to achieve success at the company Sheldon says he owes it to the company culture. OSI Group is not run in the same way companies around the world like itself are run instead employees and the management work together as a family. There are rules and regulations but the, in the end, everyone treats others likea family and calls them by their first names including Sheldon the CEO.

He says that this way of operating has worked for the company and made it a success. He goes not to add that the talents his team possesses as well as their loyalty has kept the company successful. Sheldon has an open door policy and the company makes sure it takes care not just of the employees but also their families. He believes his time at the company has nurtured his innovativeness.

About Sheldon Lavin

Sheldon is the CEO of OSI Group and studied economics and finance at the university. He supports a number of charities including the Ronald McDonald House charity.


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