Sheldon Lavin’s career in the meat market is something that came about progressively. This is because of approximately 43 years ago, Sheldon was a financier and he working in his consulting firm. In 1971, he was conferred to negotiate financing for Otto and Sons, the former name for OSI Group. During this time, he was requested to own part of Otto and Sons, which he declined but later agreed to join as a consultant with a stipulation stating that he will maintain his financial share with same leverage as the other if ever made it to a partner. This did no0t take long, and in 1975 he became one of the partners at the firm working alongside the two sons after the retirement of their dad. Sheldon became more involved in the matters of OSI Group and made overseas investment in several countries including South America, Europe, Taiwan, North America, Australia, India, China, Philippines, Brazil, Japan and South Africa.
The OSI Group, LLC comprises of several businesses such as OSI Industries, LLC, OSI International, LLC and OSI International Foods, LLC. Currently, Sheldon is the company’s Chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, he has developed a family oriented work culture that ensures the over 20,000 employees stay for long with the enterprise. He has grown the enterprise to be the leading protein supplier in the globe to McDonald’s with a presence in 16 nations.
Sheldon’s excellent leadership abilities made him win the Global Visionary Awards that was granted by India’s Vision World Academy during its fifth year. The international award is offered to individuals who have demonstrated diligence and determination in conquering objectives in their related industries. Additionally, OSI Group has also won several service awards under Sheldon’s management. This includes the Globe of honor Award that is given to companies that have created the innovative procedure of curtailing environmental pollution and offered by the British Safety Council. Furthermore, OSI Group was named the 66th food organization and the best in the globe by Forbes.