Both an entrepreneurial success story and prominent member of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin is the individual OSI Group attributes their enduring prosperity to. Introduced over a century ago, OSI Group CEO began as a two-bit meat market but is now touted as a prestigious meat processing industry. In 1995, when OSI Group was better known as Otto & Sons, McDonald’s was the company’s most illustrious partner. When Sheldon Lavin was introduced to the company nearly two decades later, an outpouring of global support accompanied his pioneering efforts.
Known for his progressive ideals, eco-friendly initiatives, and green practices, Sheldon Lavin is the exemplar of a trailblazer. As an attempt to infuse his philosophies into foreign markets, Lavin flexed his marketing muscles and led OSI Group to international success. Some of the many countries OSI Group made an immediate impact on include Spain, Taiwan, Brazil, Germany, and Austria. In the early aughts, an acquisition in China sparked immeasurable triumph. Soon thereafter, Australia made OSI Group a leading supplier for the country’s beef industry. No doubt a tremendous feat for OSI, this once run-of-the-mill butcher shop was now a global and domestic powerhouse.
Both success and Lavin had no intentions of slowing down, and OSI Group only continued to grow exponentially. In fact, it was in the 20th century when OSI Group really began to thrive. As it happens, Japan, India, Canada, and the United Kingdom became OSI Group partners over the course of five years. Fast-forward to 2016, and OSI Group had made the investment of a lifetime. More specifically, OSI Group acquired a Tyson production plant in Chicago. For OSI Group, the Tyson production plant enabled growth and allowed for ample storage space.
Some of OSI Group’s more recent endeavors include the purchase of Baho Food’s controlling stake, possession of Flagship Europe, and acquisition of a German treasure, Hynek Schlachthof GmbH. These days, Sheldon Lavin remains in the vanguard of developments, overseeing operations as the company’s CEO. Though Lavin’s ripe age of 85 would lead most to believe that he’s long retired, Lavin’s commitment to sustaining natural resources fuels his drive.