The chairman and CEO of OSI Group is Sheldon Lavin. He works at the company’s headquarters at Aurora, Illinois. OSI Group is a food company specializing in meat that has given food and jobs to countries worldwide. This is a privately held cooperation that with the direction and leadership of Lavin and President David McDonald operated in seventeen countries as of 2017 and are still open to expand the reach.
For almost fifty years, Lavin has entered the meat industry as a “outsider.” This was because of the prior careers he had in the banking industry as an investor and executive and also owning his own banking industry. Now at OSI, Sheldon Lavin takes pride in his employees and the corporate culture in the group as he “filtered down” through the company’s ranks.
An acquisition that CEO Sheldon Lavin underwent with the President was back in August 2016 when they bought a large stake in the company Baho foods. This is a Dutch company that has subsidiaries located all over Germany and the Netherlands. When this acquisition was made, Baho gave out food to eighteen European countries. OSI planned under its leadership to increase both production and sales. Boho foods carry many meat foods like patties, sausage, poultry, and bacon. On top of giving direct service to consumers they had also given to the food service industry wholesale service as well as food retailers over Germany.
In early 2016, Sheldon Lavin was the fifth recipient of an award that was presented by India’s Vision World Economy. The purpose of this award is to honor those in different fields who were able to make their dreams come to life by accomplishing goals through perseverance and persistence. Lavin demonstrated those factors by changing OSI Group from a domestic food company into a global food processor worth billions of dollars. At that time they had more than sixty locations placed in sixteen countries.