As a young person, Sheldon Lavin had a dream and vision of being in a business that he owned. It is this dream that led him to pursue accounting and finance and his dream has since come to be. Lavin is currently the CEO of OSI Group and is also the president of OSI International Foods Ltd.
OSI Group is a global supplier of value added food products and is one of the world’s largest privately held companies in the US. The company produces and also sells products such as meat patties, bacon,fish, pizza, vegetables, and desserts. OSI has more than 70 facilities in 17 countries with a total number of employees of about 20, 000. They are focused on producing quality custom food products and availing their products close to any part of the world.
Lavin’s journey began back in 1970 when he got involved in financing the Otto and Sons which later developed to the present OSI Group. Under his vision, OSI Group has since grown from a domestic food processing company to global food dealer. It is his continued involvement with Otto and Sons that led to his owning the company later. His journey in the food industry is worth admiration since he has remained focus and still dreams on further expansion.
At the age of 81, Lavin who is the father of three was presented with a Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy on February 20, 2016. This was in honor of his efforts in bringing OSI Group to the international scene and contributing to worldwide growth. OSI Group had been listed number 66 in the world’s top 100 Food and Beverage Company to learn more: http://www.amickfarms.com/corpresponsibility.html click here.
In 2015, Lavin was honored for his dedicated service towards the Chicago community and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from RSM US LLP. He was also commended for his charitable works. He is the trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Lavin prides in his ability to raise his three children and oversee the growth of OSI Group while at the same time giving back to the community.