Corporate Success in the Food Industry is exemplified by business leaders like Sheldon Lavin, the CEO of the American Food Company, OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin has held many impressive business positions through the years, especially with OSI Group, which is an Aurora, Illinois-based food company. Mr. Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group. He manages an international food company with 20 thousand employees. OSI Group’s corporate headquarters are located in Aurora, Illinois. Sheldon Lavin had worked with the predecessor to OSI group — Otto & Sons — in 1970 due to some financial matters that Sheldon Lavin had had with Otto & Sons, Inc.
Otto Kolschowsky founded a small meat and butcher shop in Oak Park, Illinois. Kolschowsky’s place was initially situated to the west of Chicago renamed Otto & Sons, Inc. in 1928. Sheldon Lavin became an important employee of Otto & Sons in 1975. In the same year that Lavin joined the company, the meat company’s name changed from Otto & Sons to OSI Industries.
Because of Mr. Lavin’s success running the company over many decades, he was given the Global Visionary Award by the Vision World Academy in India in 2016. After Lavin received the award, he said that he was humbled and honored to be given it. Levin also was quoted as saying that he was proud of his work in assisting OSI Group to expand into the powerhouse that the company presently is. Sheldon Levin also spends time giving back with his philanthropic pursuits. One of which is the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Mr. Lavin is a trustee and chairman of their capital campaign. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin receives Global Visionary Award.
While under Mr. Lavin’s watchful eye as CEO, OSI Group received kudos by being placed on the top 100 American food firms list. OSI is well-regarded for its eminence in areas like sustainability, efficiency, and safety.
OSI Group provides a large variety of vegetable, fish, meat, poultry, vegetable-based products, specialty-dough, and many other food brands for its many stakeholders, international clients, and customers.
OSI Group was ranked 58th in sales for a private company American company in the U.S. in 2016. Forbes.com noted that OSI Group had sales of approximately $6.1 billion in 2016. Regarding the other important executives at OSI Group that Sheldon Levin relies on to continue the success of the company, David McDonald is the President and COO, and Sherry DeMeulenaere is the Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Having executives that can assist Sheldon Lavin to accomplish great things for OSI is key to continued success of the company.
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