Sheldon Lavin is the visionary behind the greatness of OSI Group. He has been with the organization for decades. Lavin was a part of the explosion that the organization experienced when it began its working relationship with the McDonald’s Corporation. OSI Group was originally a family-owned business operating in the Chicago area. It had a chance to work with Ray Kroc and McDonald’s and took full advantage. Sheldon Lavin was brought in to broker negotiations between the two organizations. He eventually became directly involved in the business relationship full time.
Sheldon Lavin began his career in the banking industry. He was a financial consultant who had his own firm. Lavin was presented with an opportunity to work with a meat manufacturer known as Otto and Sons. Otto and Sons was looking to expand in order to support the demands of the McDonald’s Corporation. Lavin began as a consultant in the scenario. Over the years his role grew and he became greatly respected by the leaders at McDonald’s.
Eventually the original founders of Otto and Sons settled into retirement and Lavin became the leader of the organization. It became known as OSI Group and started conducting international business outside of the relationship with McDonald’s.
Sheldon Lavin immediately pushed for growth after becoming chairman of OSI Group. The company expanded into the Asia-Pacific region as well as South America. OSI currently has plants operating in 17 countries. Lavin’s proud of the fact that he has been able to create new opportunity for company employees and clients.
Sheldon Lavin is an award-winning businessman who has been recognized by many organizations around the globe for his vision and innovation. He is known for his philanthropy as well. Levin believes that it is important for top executives to get involved in their communities. Their desire to give back should be as important as their profit bottom line.