The Excellence of Sheldon Lavin
Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and CEO of the OSI Group. The OSI Group is based in Aurora, Illinois. It employs more than 20,000 people today. Lavin is responsible for the company’s success and its operations in international markets. Lavin had a long career as a financial consultant before joining the company. He has a degree in Business with a major in Accounting and Finance.
Lavin was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by RMS US for his contributions towards the business community in Chicago in 2015. The Vision World Academy in India awarded him with a Global Visionary Award in March 2016. The award program honors professionals who have been able to achieve their goals through persistence and perseverance. Lavin was considered for the award because he had been able to guide the OSI Group into a global conglomerate.
Mr. Lavin was interviewed by the CEOCFO Magazine three months ago. He started by saying that he had always wanted to own a business and this is what attracted him to OSI. He became involved with the meat processing industry when he arranged the financing for Otto & Sons. His involvement with the company led him to become an owner of the enterprise. Otto & Sons company was later renamed the OSI Group.
Lavin explained that the firm has always been passionate about giving back and that is why they have fostered a relationship with charities. One of the charities that they have been involved with is the Ronald McDonald House Charities. His vision for the company from the beginning has been to grow it into a food-processing enterprise that can compete on the global stage. Lavin envisions that the firm will continue to operate as a profitable venture because of the talent that it has.