Sheldon Lavin: Towards Finding the Right Strategy Mix at OSI Group

During his tenure at the helm of OSI Group as the chief executive officer and board chairman, Sheldon Lavin has excelled at finding right strategy mix that has driven the company to greater operational and financial heights. Under Mr. Lavin’s visionary and strategic leadership, the company has further cemented its position as a global leader in the supply of customized food products and value-added protein products. He has embraced the multifaceted nature of success and has successfully implemented strategies that have seen the company expand its operations both locally and internationally. The firm’s domestic operations have expanded exponentially with the opening of new facilities to increase its processing and manufacturing capacities. Even overseas where OSI Group has expanded its operations in Brazil, Canada, Holland, Germany, UK and Poland among others, Mr. Lavin has ensured that the culture of the locals have been maintained through appointment of local managers.

Towards Environmentally Friendly Management

Sheldon Lavin’s reign at OSI Group has been marked by expansion of operations to 17 different countries through acquisition of Baho Foods, Flagship Europe and Hynek Schlachthof GmbH in 2016 and 2017. He has transformed the company into a multiple award winning entity with several awards honoring its commitment to environment management and conservation. The British Safety Council awarded the company coveted Globe of Honor for two consecutive years between 2015 and 2015 and also in 2013. In 2015, the government agency also awarded OSI Group the Sword of Honor. The awards recognized the company’s unrivaled environmental management policies and safe workplace practices.

Individual Awards

The exponentially growth and development that Sheldon Lavin has overseen at OSI Group through his visionary leadership has been honored with several prestigious industry awards. His lifetime commitment to excellence and success at OSI Group was honored by the Vision World Academy based in India with the prestigious Excellent Leadership Award. Mr. Lavin has turned the company into a multibillion dollar multinational corporation with strong brand presence locally in the U.S and globally since joining it in 1970. Such an excellent track record was honored in 2015 by RSM US LLP with a Lifetime Achievement Award. It was a befitting honor for an employee who has risen through the company ranks to become its CEO after joining as a consultant.

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Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group CEO

Today, Sheldon Lavin is considered by his peers, and many outside the industry, as a juggernaut in the world of food services. Nearly, half a century ago, Mr. Lavin already successful in the field of financial advising, took an unexpected journey into the meat industry, initially possessing very little knowledge on the intricacies of its daily operations. Prior to coming aboard with Otto and Sons, Mr. Lavin had been a successful investor and executive in the banking industry, while simultaneously heading his own financial advising firm. Today, Mr. Lavin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, LLC, having risen from green banking executive to an innovative leader in the food services industry. OSI Group currently includes several subsidiaries, including, OSI Industries, LLC, OSI International Foods, LLC, and OSI International, and is home to almost 20,000 employees, many of which have been with the company for many years. Many agree on the notion that the secret to OSI Group’s success in terms of employee retention, as being due to the family-oriented vibe that Mr. Lavin has championed throughout his storied career.

It wasn’t until 1970. that while attempting to help Otto and Sons achieve financial backing, that Mr. Lavin was asked by McDonald’s Corporation to come aboard Otto and Sons upon the completion of their potentially lucrative partnership. This deal would allow Otto and Sons to become the Midwest distributor of meats for McDonald’s Corporation. During the mid and late seventies, Mr. Lavin became increasingly involved with the daily operations at Otto and Sons, soon helping to bring this small upstart to the level of international food services contender. In the 1980’s, Otto and Sons, now OSI Group, continued its rapid expansion, soon creating offices in the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Japan, and parts of South America. Today, Mr. Lavin is 81 years old and has achieved a myriad of awards for his critical works in the food services industry.

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