Sheldon Lavin is the superhero of OSI Group. Coming from a strong financial and investor background, he accepted OSI’s request to become CEO in 1970. It all started out with the bank offering him an “ownership position in Otto & Sons.” (http://www.amickfarms.com/corpresponsibility.html). Mr. Lavin’s business knowledge proved to be successful since a big corporation like McDonald’s requested to work full time after Lavin joined in. He helped OSI Group go from a small company to one of the world’s top food suppliers. Fast forwarding to the 21st century, Lavin has helped build OSI to a company with almost “20,000 employees globally.” Treating employees right has been one of his key focus as they have expanded in multiple countries.
Speaking of all of his successes, he was honored with a Global Visionary Award around March 2016. The Global Visionary Award is one of India’s way to honor key leaders around the world. Those leaders who have “turned their dreams into reality” during the ups and downs. They are recognized for never giving up and succeeding greatly. OSI Group has also been recognized for a wide array of awards.
Some for community involvement and others for different business tasks. Forbes recognized OSI Group for being a billion dollar company in 2011. Mr. Lavin still controls business transactions with OSI Group til this day. It is amazing to see a company with so many loyal employees and business relationships. Mr. Lavin has impacted so many people lives in a major way since he became Cheif Executive Officier with OSI Group.