Sheldon Lavin: The OSI Group’s Transformer

Sheldon Lavin, the man behind the iconic global expansion of the OSI Group, is a man of many achievements. Having joined the meat production and supply chain over 43 years ago, Sheldon Lavin bears a tremendous level of experience that he has put to use in the leadership of the OSI Group Company. When he became the CEO and chairman of the OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin was categorical in his leadership and worked towards overseeing its global expansion and strengthening of its establishment in the food supply industry.

Taking the helm at the OSI Group in 1970, Sheldon Lavin immediately set out to find a niche for the company in markets spanning from Europe to China, South America, among other strategic places. Although challenging at the time, the company, through his leadership, managed to expand strategically.

His accomplishments in the company include the formation of numerous strategic partnerships with other corporate giants such as McDonald’s. Earning the long-term tender to supply fresh farm ingredients for the McDonalds chains around the globe ensured that the company was able to steer itself in the right direction. Through further investments in newer technologies such as cryogenic food preservation methods and flash, freezing enabled the company to further expand its supply chains and increase production to meet international and regional demand.

Sheldon’s leadership at the OSI Group has seen numerous expansions and transformations that have taken the company into new heights that converge with the social demands in the food industry. For instance, the company has transformed its food production systems to feature new combinations that are healthier and which add value to the body without negative health consequences. He has also championed the diversification and expansion of the company’s products range from meat-only to vegan products. Such diversification has enabled the company to gain more markets globally.

His prowess in leadership at the OSI Group Company has on numerous occasions been recognized through awards. The most recent of his awards include the Global Visionary Awards, an award he was given by Vision World Academy in India. This award was in recognition of his visionary expansion and the persistent maintenance of the company’s mission globally.

Under his helm, the company has also individually earned numerous awards including the Globe of Honor Award which was issued by the British Safety Council. This award recognized the company’s creativity, innovation, and strategic improvements that it has made towards reducing environmental pollution. Sheldon Lavin has therefore been instrumental to the OSI Group’s success over the years.