Success Story of Sheldon Lavin
The Success Story of Sheldon Lavin is intriguing. In the initial stages, around the late 70’s, he joined the OSI Group as it was in the process of getting finances that would enable the company to extend their meat processing facility. This facility was an addition to its many food processing facilities that was to provide meat to the McDonalds. At the moment, Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and Chair of the OSI Group of Companies, an industry he has been actively involved in for nearly 43 years. His crucial role in the transformation of the OSI Group has seen the group rank high globally as a food supplier operating in over 17 countries with close to 20, 000 employees in over 80 facilities.
Sheldon’s Career Background
Sheldon lighted the flame in his career realm as a consultant at OSI Group, and by the year 1975, he partnered with the OSI Group and progressively extended its operations in South America, Europe, and Asia. His aggressiveness saw him taking over OSI Group in the early 80’s. He blended well in the company and was able to overturn things by bringing in to the company a unique culture that binds all employees together as a global family. This has resulted in employee’s attachment to the company working for years thus minimizing the company’s staff turnover. Sheldon Lavin has had his fair share of playing significant roles previously in the banking and financial services sector. He is a great philanthropist and a contributor to many charitable organizations. The most outspoken activities of his philanthropy nature are the Jewish United Fund, The Inner City Foundation of Chicago, Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, and the United Negra College Fund.
Sheldon Lavin Awards
Among the many awards, Lavin has won together with OSI Group of companies include the 2016 Globe of Honor Award which was awarded for OSI environmental and health management awarded by the British Safety Council. Lavin has also been awarded for taking part in charitable activities including the Trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities, President, and Director of Sheba Foundation, and he is a member of the Board of Rush University Medical Center.