Sheldon Lavin has an education background in accounting and finance. He has worked as an executive in the banking industry. Sheldon Lavin also owned a financial consulting firm. In the 1970s, he helped finance Otto &Sons, a meat market and butcher shop in Chicago and he helped it move into a global market. The Otto & Sons changed to OSI Group in 1975. He later became the CEO of the OSI Group with his focus mainly on sustainability, food safety, and green practices. Purpose and innovation is a vital element for him, and with this, Sheldon has been able to have joint ventures, purchases, and acquisitions that are planned strategically leading to expansion of the OSI Group to other countries across the globe. Lavin is committed to promoting a supply chain that is sustainable, reducing environmental impact and making contributions to workers that are socially responsible. Sheldon also makes donations to charities for chronic illness, Jewish organizations, sick children, and college funds.
In 2016, India’s Vision World Academy recognized Sheldon Lavin with a Global Visionary Award. The award honors visionaries from different fields who have transformed their dreams into reality through persistence and perseverance to accomplish their goals. Sheldon Lavin moved the OSI Group from its small beginnings as a domestic food company, to the global multibillion dollar food processor that it is now. It currently has over 70 facilities in 17 countries. It has taken a lot of innovation, persistence and maintaining levels of responsibilities, rules and strategies, and budget limits. Sheldon Lavin has also served as a Trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Board member of the Goodman Theatre and Rush University Medical Centre, and President and Director of the Sheba Foundation.
OSI Group received the prestigious Globe of Honor Award for 2016 from the British Safety Council for having an excellent management of environmental risk. They had also received the same award in 2013 and 2015, and they won by making their operations highly sustainable, ensuring health and safety of employees and using an integrated approach. They have also received awards for environmental management as well as management of health and safety risk. OSI Group has been ranked 58th America’s largest private company. Sheldon Lavin has played a significant role in the success of this company, as a result of his exceptional leadership and having a keen eye to make great decisions. His vision for the OSI Group is to progress forward and to increase its profit.
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