Sheldon Lavin currently serves as both the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, as well as the President of OSI International Foods Ltd. With the market coverage that these companies have had over the past few years, this would make Mr. Lavin one of the most influential people in the food industry, both in the United States and abroad. While he’s held positions with a variety of different companies over the years, Sheldon Lavin has been involved the OSI Group since 1970. As this point, the company was still known as Otto & Sons and was looking for financing.
This started a relationship between the two that has last over four decades and been beneficial for both. Throughout much of this time, Sheldon Lavin has been behind a variety of key and innovative decisions that have helped grow the company from a family-owned, small meat processor to one of the largest in the world. According to reports, between the companies dozens of facilities across the globe, they produce millions of burgers and other food items daily. Part of this may have been because Mr. Lavin had a unique vision for the OSI Group when he came on board, and much of that hasn’t changed over the past forty years, although it has evolved somewhat. When he initially came on board with the company, Mr. Lavin had a goal of creating a world-class meat supplier.
Since then, he’s gone on to do so, and the company has very few rivals that can match their output. With that in mind, it seems as though Sheldon Lavin has reached his goal for the OSI Group. However, that begs the question as to what Mr. Lavin’s vision for the company is now. With that, Mr. Lavin has said that he’s constantly pushing the company to grow more and continue increasing profits. Because of that, Sheldon Lavin always looks at every aspect of the business to see how it can be improved. By doing so, he not only ensures that everything can grow, but he’s keenly aware of just what each of his plants can do.