Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Group. A world leading meat processing Industry based Aurora Illinois. The group’s recent rise and expansion can be attributed to its leaders whose visionary minds have seen it operate in 17 countries worldwide.
Among the group’s leaders is its current CEO Sheldon Lavin whose careers spans for almost five decades. Sheldon joined OSI Group in the 1970s when the group was in search of financiers to fund their construction of a meat processing plant.
Sheldon Lavin started working with OSI Group as one of the consultants. In 1975, Sheldon became a partner of OSI Group. He expanded the operations of OSI into South America, Asia, and Europe. In the 1980s, Sheldon Lavin took over OSI group by purchasing a controlling interest.
In his service at OSI and his drive of getting the best from his employees, he developed a unique tradition of OSI group of training their employees and treating them like a global family. this has reduced the turnover rate of the company since many employees enjoy working for them. Sheldon Lavin initially worked in the banking and financial services sector.
Sheldon Lavin’s participation in charities
Sheldon Lavin can be said to be philanthropy. This is because he has been actively involved in his contribution to several charities. The most notable charities that Sheldon Lavin has actively participated in are the Ronald MacDonald House Charities, Jewish United Funds, Chicago’s Inner City Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, among many others.
Sheldon Lavin’s achievements in OSI
Since Sheldon Lavin’s journey kicked-kicked off as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, OSI has received multiple numbers of awards. These awards range from different grounds. Some are from environmental and health management as well as safety risks. Examples include 2016 Globe of Honor which was awarded to OSI Food Solutions UK. 2016 Globe of Honor was awarded to OSI on 20th February 2016 by the British Safety Council.
This award recognized Sheldon Lavin’s efforts to position OSI Group into the international platform which in return led to great job opportunities worldwide. Other than the above award, Sheldon Award has received more awards which include President and director and many more.
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