Sheldon Lavin is a well-known name in the meat processing industry and is the Chairman and CEO of the famous meat processing company, the OSI Industries. In an interview, Sheldon Lavin said that he studied business and finance and thus, he was never meant to be in the meat processing industry. Sheldon Lavin started as a financial executive providing funding for his company to the middle market corporations and individuals. It is how he came across the family who ran the meat processing company named Otto and Sons.
Sheldon Lavin developed close relations with the family that owned the company in the next few years while continuing to provide financial support for the company’s various business activities. However, when Otto and Sons were in need of more finance for the firm, the company for which Sheldon Lavin worked asked him to become a partner in the enterprise. It is how the involvement of Sheldon Lavin began in Otto and Sons, which was later rebranded to be named OSI Industries. Over the years, Sheldon Lavin took over the command due to his performance and ability to push the company to new extremes of success that corporation never witnessed earlier.
It is his hard work and determination to take OSI Industries to new heights of success that the company has over 70 manufacturing units in 17 countries and has a workforce that has over 20,000 employees. Sheldon Lavin has won many awards over the years, including the Global Visionary Award in 2016, given by India’s Vision World Academy. In 2015, RSM US LLP also gave Sheldon Lavin the Lifetime Achievement Award for his tremendous contribution to the industry and the services he furnished to the Chicago Community over the years.
Sheldon Lavin believes that OSI Industries has a lot of potential to grow further as the food industry continues to grow at massive scale worldwide. It is why; Sheldon Lavin plans to open many new production units at new overseas market. Even though many of the overseas operations runs autonomously through the company’s subsidiaries, Sheldon Lavin keeps a close watch to ensure that the company is adding to the revenue and ensuring strict standards company maintains to provide quality end products to the clients.