Sheldon Lavin serves as the Chairman and CEO of food processing giants, OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin has been in the food processing industry for more than 40 years. He has specialized in the meat industry where he has brought numerous positive changes. He is, therefore, a guru is this sector that few entrepreneurs think of investing in.
Sheldon Lavin has been at the helm of OSI Group leadership for an extended period. He joined the company when they were in the process of expanding their meat company to increase the supplies. This was after OSI Group got a contract from McDonald’s to supply them with meat. When he joined OSI Group, it was not as big as it is today. In fact, much of their development can be directly attributed to the enormous input of Sheldon Lavin. Today, they have established themselves in 17 countries. They have set about 80 new functional facilities in these countries that have employed more than 20,000 workers.
Sheldon did not start as a CEO when he joined OSI Group. He began as a consultant and impressed the owners with his expertise in management. In 1975, Sheldon became more involved in running the company as a partner. This was accompanied by the expansion of OSI Group’s market in other continents such as Europe, South America, and Asia. His influence at OSI Group grew further in the early 1980s after he entirely purchased the company. He continued to manage it effectively, and it grew further to become on the world’s most reputable institution in the meat industry. His fair and reasonable treatment of employees has them a close-knit family, and as a result, there are very few who leave before retirement. He was previously a banker, and this is where he learned the practical management skills that he deploys.
Sheldon Lavin is a very philanthropic individual who never hesitates to help the less fortunate in the society. He has donated large amounts of his vast wealth to numerous charity organizations such as the Jewish United Fund, the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The list of the charity organizations that he has helped as well as individuals are inexhaustible.
Sheldon has also received numerous individual accolades for his great work in OSI Group. The company has also received a large number of awards. Most of these awards recognize the company for putting efforts to ensure environmental cleanliness is maintained. It has also been recommended for creating job opportunities that have helped many unemployed youths.
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