Sheldon Lavin has transformed the company OSI Group through his years of experience and education. He has an educational background in accounting and finance. He also has been working since the 1970’s with the company Otto and Sons. This company he helped become OSI Group, but initially he assisted them with primarily their finances. This was done via his successful privately owned financial consulting business. He also worked as an investor and worked in the banking industry as a bank executive. After some years working with the company and seeing the leadership, culture, and strategies being implemented, he decided to work full-time with OSI. This move helped OSI go from local to global food supplier.
As partners left OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin gained more controlling portions of the company allowing him to make bigger and bolder moves. He first started expanding the company in North America, Europe, South Africa, and Taiwan. This was around the 1980’s, but he still wanted the company bigger. He in later years helped expand the company’s grasp to the Philippines, Australia, India, China, Japan, and, South Africa. The business is now one of the largest protein suppliers in the world with over 55 facilities in 16 countries. Through his work with OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has received numerous awards.
Some of the awards Sheldon Lavin received are the Global Visionary Award and the Globe of Honor awarded to OSI Group. The Global Visionary Award went to Lavin because of his work helped OSI reaching people our many nations, thus creating jobs worldwide. The British Safety Council awarded OSI Group the Globe of Honor for their practices and ideas that reduced risk to the environment.
Despite being in his 80’s now, Sheldon Lavin is still pushing OSI Group to expand and grow. His vision for growth is what took OSI from a hometown supplier to now a multibillion dollar company. Without this vision and platform he has created, the jobs and possibilities he has helped form not just in North America, but globally, is changing peoples lives for the better. Sheldon Lavin is a remarkable man that made his dream come true through hard work, perseverance, and seeing what no one else could.