Sheldon Lavin is the present CEO of the OSI group. He credits his success to an academic background in accounting and finance. Lavin became involved in the meat processing company in 1970 when OSI was Otto & Sons, a family owned meatpacking company that was established in 1909 by the Kolchowsky family in Chicago, IL as the Midwestern meat supplier.
Lavin began as a consultant for the Kolchowsky family in hopes of eventually becoming a partner. In five years, Otto & Sons began to consider tapping the overseas market. It was around this time the father had retired and passed the company responsibilities into the hands of his two sons. Sheldon Lavin was named a partner in the company because of all the help he gave to the company over the past several years. Otto & Sons became OSI Industries in 1975. In 1995, Sheldon Lavin named CEO of OSI Industries.
Since Sheldon Lavin became CEO, he has won the Global Visionary Award many times. The Global Visionary Award is an award given to extraordinary businessmen with the best vision and ability to improve their company’s business. The Global Visionary Award was established in India in 2011. Lavin won the Global Visionary Award in 2015 and in 2016.
Sheldon Lavin has won other awards in addition to the Global Visionary Award. In 2016, Mr. Lavin was the recipient of the Globe of Honor presented by the British Safety Council. Forbes business magazine named OSI the 136th largest company in North America back in 2O11. Five years later, OSI was named the 58th largest American company according to Forbes magazine. Lavin’s proud to have 20,000 employees globally. In the 1970s, OSI Group had expanded to different regions, North America and in Europe. By the 1980s, OSI expanded to include Taiwan and South Africa. Recently, OSI has extended their services to China, the Philippines, and Australia.
Sheldon Lavin decided to share his success with the unfortunate. He is an active contributor to such charities as the Ronald McDonalds House, the United Negro College Fund, Jewish United Fund, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and more.
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