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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