Sheldon Lavin is the current chief executive officer of OSI Group. The established entrepreneur has invested in various business ventures in the United States. He is a hardworking and highly committed individual whose leadership has seen immense success at OSI Group. He has vast experience of more than 15 years in accounting and business finance.
Born in the year 1932, he gained entry into the University of Illinois where he undertook an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting. He later furthered his education at Roosevelt University in Chicago. After completing his training, he opened up the Sheldon Associates. The financial consultancy services firm was set up in Chicago.
Sheldon Lavin moved to OSI Food solutions in the year 1970. The meat processed products company was opened by a German immigrant called Otto Kolschowsky at Illinois in the year 1909. The firm has since grown to be a leading producer and distributor of meat products around the world. It currently operates 65 facilities in more than 17 countries.
He currently serves as the firm’s chief executive officer and chairman. He also controls several other subsidiary firms of OSI including OSI International Foods, OSI Industries, and the India based Vista Processing Foods. The company has penetrated the Chinese market by setting up a plant in Beijing.
Major successes at the company are attributed to his managerial skills and experience. He has steered the firm into a multi-billion dollar company with its outlets distributed across the world. Some of the group’s facilities are located in Indonesia, India, China, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.
Sheldon Lavin is based at the firm’s headquarters in Illinois, Chicago. He is mainly responsible for the company’s activities in Europe and Asia. In China alone, he has helped the company to grow its facilities to eight in number.
Under his leadership, Vista Processing Foods was also launched in India. During the same year, an OSI Indonesian factory was expanded by thirty percent.
Sheldon Lavin is a charitable person who has contributed much to philanthropic courses. He is the serving president of Sheba foundation. He has also channeled an invaluable amount of funds to Ronald McDonald Charity.