Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and chief executive officer of the leading processed foods provider in the world OSI Group. He is the longest serving executive in this company having joined in 1975. It is through his efforts that this company has managed to grow to over 17 countries and employed over 20000 workers. Due to his visionary leadership, OSI Group has attained achievements that would not have been possible with other managers. He has always been determined to take the food production industry to another level by building a company that will lead others.
Sheldon Lavin is currently working on introducing sustainability in the production activities of OSI Group. Now that he is on his twilight age, he is determined to leave a strong company that we will survive for many years to come. To attain this goal, he’s leading the company in embracing new technologies and strategies that will introduce efficiency in production operations as well as reducing the emission of pollutants to the environment. Sheldon believes that sustainability will hold significant say in the success of businesses in the future.
Before Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group, he was working as a bank executive investment manager. He joined OSI when it was known as Otto & Sons, and when the then managers approached the bank, he was working for in need of finances. The company was planning to expand its operations and therefore needed funding for its local and international expansion plans. Sheldon Lavin was given the mandate by his bank to work with the managers of the food company. In their engagement, they found out that Sheldon could add significant value to the company and they, therefore, decided to invite him to join the leadership. He was given equal partnership rights as the other owners.
Over the years, the other partners left the business leaving Sheldon Lavin as the only director. Currently, he has total control over the operations of this company. Under his leadership, the company has expanded too many locations outside the United States by building production facilities as well as acquiring other businesses. One of the main goals of the company is to expand its presence in the European market. To facilitate this took over, the company has acquired some notable players in the industry such as Baho Foods, a Dutch food company, and UK-based Flagship Europe which has since been renamed Creative Foods.
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