Everyone wants to become the chief executive officer of a company at some point in their lives. This is, however, a dream that doesn’t come true for most of the people in the market. Becoming a business leader is a complicated role that doesn’t suit everyone. While some people will become leaders and deliver excellent results, others will fail and end up miserable. Food companies need professionals who are great leaders so that they lead their companies to deliver best customer services. Food is an essential product that affects the health of the consumers. Leaders in this market have to be honest and trained to handle the tough issues that present themselves.
Giving consumers for wrong food can be dangerous to their health. The professional who is found guilty of the offense can also risk a jail term or even worse consequences in their career. Entrepreneur Sheldon Lavin has been in charge of the operations in OSI Group for over four decades, and he has avoided getting in the wrong side of the law. OSI Group is already in the global platform, and it has thrived and shocked many communities in the past because of its delicious meat products. Consumers do not have to fear when consuming OSI Group products because they have been manufactured in the right conditions. Each consumer has a say in whatever is made in the global food company.
Because of his great work, he has been given one of the biggest awards in the market. Sheldon Lavin has proudly received the visionary leader award of the year. This is a recognition that doesn’t come the easy way. Millions of executives have served in the market, and they have never been able to be mentioned in the prestigious platforms. Sheldon Lavin believes that his journey has paid off so well because of the hard work his team has put in over the years. Without the help of other executives, OSI Group would not have thrived and changed the market for so many decades. Sheldon Lavin says his support system has been present when he needed them in running the company.
How the Company Began
Currently ranked as one of the largest privately owned meat processing company in the United States, OSI Food Solutions was started in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. Mr. Kolschowsky was originally from German and started his meat business two years after settling down in his local area in Chicago. The business continued to flourish and with time he expanded to open another of its branch that would supply both in retail and wholesale at Maywood, Chicago. What’s more, as a determined businessman, Mr. Kolschowsky would then transform his business into a fully-fledged company in which he did in 1928, branding it as Otto & Sons.
Moreover, Otto & Sons Company continued to grow exponentially and focussed in providing quality meat products, which saw it become a major partner to one of the largest food chains at the time. This was a game changer for the company as having partnered with the McDonald’s, a strong food chain brand that is successful to date, meant favorable outcomes for the business. Besides, the deal was closed in 1955, after a businessman by the name Ray Kroc from Illinois acquired the rights to franchise for the McDonald’s through his business that involved selling of burgers. Otto & Sons Company again benefited from this as they became the primary supplier of ground beef patties to the business that was based at Des Plaines, Illinois.
The Growth and Expansion of OSI Food Solutions
Otto & Sons Company opened its first meat plant in 1973 with its main aim as the processing of higher volumes of the meat products in West Chicago. The plant included an additional mechanism of freezing the meat with liquid nitrogen for better preservation and an introduction of a better design to shape the meat patties. Currently, OSI Food Solutions, which rebranded to its current name in 1975, has its presence in 17 countries and in three of the world’s continents. The company further has employed more than 20,000 employees who are based in its over 65 business premises. Also, as a global leader in the meat processing business, OSI Food Solutions continues to grow its business where an example is when it recently doubled its capacity to process chicken in Spain.