The hugely successful Mr. Sheldon Lavin graduated from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University with degrees in finance and accounting. He also attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Roosevelt University in Chicago. In the downtown area of the Windy City, Mr. Lavin ran a successful financial consulting firm named Sheldon Lavin and Associates, Inc. In 1970, Mr. Lavin became involved in the financing of Otto and Sons, a meat processing company in Chicago. This company, named Otto and Sons, developed into the OSI Group that has grown to be an international industry leader under the direction of Lavin’s leadership and vision. Today there are 60 locations in 60 different companies, with Sheldon Lavin as the Chairman and CEO of OSI Industries. He also serves as an example of service and laudatory leadership. For, he has brought OSI to the level of a multibillion-dollar enterprise of global food.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Sheldon Lavin has received the Global Visionary Award. This successful financier and food industry executive has been able to bring OSI Group from a domestic meat processing enterprise to an international holding company that has more than 60 locations in 16 countries. Mr. Lavin ensures the successful management of the operations of OSI by sharing responsibilities with other skilled individuals and by tracking many factors, such as shortages of resources, preferences of consumers and changes in technology. With such delegation, Mr. Lavin needs only perform limited research, allowing him the time to examine many variables and make informed decisions.
Under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership, OSI Group has received other sustainability awards such as the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour, the North American Meat Institute’s Environmental Award and the California Green Business Award. OSI’s commitment to sustainability stems from Mr. Lavin’s belief in research and developmental efforts. Technological innovation and the ability to adapt to new ideas under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership have led OSI Group to a distinctive era of growth.