Sheldon Lavin: The OSI Group’s Award-Winning Chief Executive Officer

Financial services professional Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer of the international food production and distribution company the OSI Group. Lavin has been involved with the company since the 1970s. A former banker, Sheldon Lavin was running an accounting firm when Otto and Sons, a meat processing company, came to him for help with their expansion efforts. Lavin not only got the company the money they needed, he also began buying stock in Otto and Sons. He took over the company in the 1980s and changed the name to the OSI Group.

Sheldon Lavin is a man with vision. He saw that the company had the potential to have a global impact. Lavin created an ambitious expansion plan that saw the OSI Group grow to have a presence throughout North, South and Central America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Today, the OSI Group has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois and more than 70 food processing facilities in over two dozen countries. Part of the reason for the company’s success is the award-winning food production, worker safety and environmental sustainability policies and procedures Sheldon Lavin put in place.

Since Sheldon Lavin took over the OSI Group, the company has won numerous awards. They include winning the Globe of Honor for exceptional environmental management from the British Safety Council three times. The OSI Group also won the International Safety Award for health and safety management 11 times under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership. The company also won the California Green Business Certificate. In 2016, India’s Vision World Academy gave Sheldon Lavin their Global Visionary Award. To Sheldon Lavin, what is most important is he has the love and respect of the staff at the OSI Group.

At the OSI Group Sheldon Lavin, who’s a husband and father with several grandchildren, has managed to cultivate a family atmosphere in a global organization with a staff of over 20,000. Plus, he has created policies that have enabled employees and their loved ones to enjoy generous benefits. In addition to remaining active in the organizations’ day to day operations at over 80 years of age, Sheldon Lavin is the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s director and he’s also a Rush university medical Center general trustee.

With his ability to transform a local meat market into a successful global company and implement forward-looking health, safety and environmental policies, Sheldon Lavin is an excellent role model for modern executives.

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