Sheldon Lavin is a global CEO of OSI Group, an American food processing company that is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Sheldon is also the chairman and the owner of the company which has gone beyond the boundaries of the United States and today has about 70 facilities spread over 17 countries all over the world.
Sheldon reputable profession of over 50 years, has facilitated to the expansion of the OSI Group making him the envy of many young entrepreneurs. It is through resilience, determination, and working together with reliable and highly skilled people that Sheldon has managed to climb such heights.
How did Sheldon Get Where He is Today?
After finishing his financial studies, Sheldon wanted to do something that will make a difference. One of his desires was to establish food and related products companies. Sheldon started as a financial consultant and its while working there got a contract with Otto and Sons, a by then small meat company which was started in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. Through his financial support to the company, Otto and Sons expanded to other states in the U.S. This success and the success of other enterprises he had invested in was a great encouragement to Sheldon in his ability to build enterprises and a reason to do more.
After many years of working with Otto and Son’s enterprise, Sheldon became the largest shareholder of the enterprise. The name was changed from Otto and Sons to OSI Group in 1975.
Sheldon has since then made several careful investments in the company resulting in multiple incomes. His embrace of the technology, its trends, and discoveries, has facilitated to the growth of Sheldon’s empire. Not only does Sheldon value short terms goals but also believes in planning for the future.
In 2016, the Vision World Academy of India honored Sheldon with a Global Visionary Award. This is an award given to individuals who have been persistent enough to transform their dreams into reality. Sheldon is one such individual who transformed a humble local meat company into an international food processor.
Under Sheldon’s leadership, OSI Group has received several awards among them being the 2016’s Globe of Honor Award for environmental management.
Despite his success in his career and financial investments, Sheldon also believes in giving back to the society. He is an active participant in Ronald McDonald House Charities and many more. Sheldon is a father of three.