Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group which is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. He studied accounting and finance, which was instrumental in setting up a successful financial and consulting firm before joining OSI Group, which was then called Otto &Sons. While still at his financial firm, Sheldon developed an interest in the food industry, as he was working very closely with food companies that were looking for extra funds for expansion purposes. He saw an opportunity, grabbed it, and became the CEO of OSI Group.
The Global Visionary Award
In 2016, Sheldon received the Global Visionary Award. This award seeks to honor vigilant and persistent achievers. It inspires other professionals like Sheldon, who was honored for his perseverance in accomplishing his goals. Even though he had a prosperous career in finance, Lavin worked on his vision which has enabled OSI Group to become a worldwide multibillion-dollar food processor with over 60 sites in 16 nations.
OSI Group’s awards and honors
OSI Group, under the management of Sheldon Lavin, was in 2016 recognized for the Globe of Honor Award from the British Council for having excelled in the management of environmental risks. In 2017, the firm was at position 58 on Forbes America’s largest private companies with a recorded sales revenue of $6.1billion. In 2018, The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) presented Environmental Recognition Awards to two of OSI Group facilities for their efforts in sustainability. The two were facilities in Chicago and Atkinson, Wisconsin.
Sheldon points in a recent interview
During a recent interview, Sheldon stated that he was inspired to make a difference in the world by establishing a company that can offer food and products to people on a daily basis. He accredits this accomplishment to his ability to take risks, internet marketing, and his excellent planning skills. His secret to innovation is simple, humility. Without it, one cannot work with others, hence cannot grow their ideas.
The acquisition of Amick Farms
Sheldon is also a general trustee at Rush University Medical Center. In 2006, OSI Group acquired Amick Farms, that deals in providing high-quality chicken to consumers, to expand their meat processing services. Sheldon Lavin, being the CEO of OSI Group, automatically became the head of Amick Farms. The farms have integrated OSI’s strategy of providing quality, integrity, and service while processing products for consumers, leading to the ultimate success.