Sheldon Lavin has been working for the OSI Group for more than five decades since he first joined up as a financial consultant for Otto & Sons. Today, Sheldon is the CEO for OSI Group and directs the daily operations as well as the expansions of the company. In the 1970’s when Sheldon was introduced to the company, he saw the massive potential it had, which is what made him decide to dedicate a good portion of his career to building the company up.
OSI Group has been featured for various awards over the years for the contributions to the food processing field and the impact they have had all over the world. OSI Group maintains offices in more than 60 countries around the globe with dozens of warehouses spread out for quick distribution of products. Sheldon has made serious improvements to the company over the years, including expanding on the global mission. Sheldon started in the 1970’s, slowly spreading the companies influence and locations around the globe. Sheldon was even the recipient of the Global Visionary award.
Today, there are more than twenty thousand employees working at the OSI corporation at more than 60 locations spread out around the globe. These employees are professional and have low turnover rates thanks to the optimal working environment that Sheldon Lavin Provides as a leader. Since joining up with the company back in the 70’s, Sheldon Lavin knew the company had potential and he has been dedicated to its growth ever since. Otto & Sons, as it was called before changing to the OSI Group, was focused on meat products for the longest time, until Sheldon took over and add a whole variety of new foods to the companies manufacturing list. With more than four decades of experience behind him, Sheldon Lavin is irreplaceable as the president of OSI Group and will continue expanding on the company until the day he retires.
Dr. Saad Saad is a New Jersey based pediatric surgeon. He is a highly skilled and innovative doctor who always attracts the attention of humanitarian groups, other doctor’s, as well as the Saudi Royal Family. He was approached by a non-profit and non-political group to help address medical needs for children in the Mid-East. The primary need was for a particular child who suffered a gunshot wound where doctors were able to save the child’s life, but injuries were too complicated and extensive to be treated by local medical doctors. The group, Palestine’s Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) brought the child to the United States to be treated by Dr. Saad.
In 2010, Saad performed surgery on a baby girl whose intestines were exposed to the outside. The doctor’s in Palestine worked for 18 months to correct the condition The PCRF organization sent the child to the United States to be treated by Dr. Saad. In a five hour operation, Dr. Saad created what he described as a “fig leaf cover” that greatly helped the child.
Dr. Saad helped another child in 2013 when a young boy was injured in a bomb attack. His leg was paralyzed and he was confined to a wheelchair. Dr. Saad teamed with a nerve specialist to treat the child and perform a nerve transplant in the United States. Dr. Saad wanted to treat children who are underprivileged and bring his surgical skills to the children of Palestine. Part of his medical mission is to pass along his skills to the young surgeons to carry on with Saad’s mission.
Dr. Saad has received several awards recognizing his efforts. He was awarded the Gold Medal of Palestine by the President of Palestine for his work. The PCRF recognized Dr. Saad with their Humanitarian Award and the Governor of Ramallah and the Ministry of Health recognized Dr. Saad for his humanitarian efforts.
Dr. Saad has accrued more than 42 years of experience and has maintained a focus on pediatric and general surgery. He is affiliated with several medical facilities including Monmouth Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, and the Medical Center at Clara Maass. He is based in Eatontown, New Jersey and maintains offices in Forked City, as well as Eatontown, New Jersey.
Dr. Saad studies at Cairo University Medical Hospital and received his degree in medicine in 1971. He has been performing complex pediatric surgeries in the United States, as well as the Mid-East. Part of his medical mission is to educate and train doctors of the future in an effort to help improve the lives of children throughout the world. Although, currently somewhat retired his influence continues to be felt throughout the medical community. His main goal is to make a difference in the lives of others, especially children. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/drsaadsaad12
Cassio Audi is known for his position in Brazil’s finance sector. He is one of the most respected financial investors in the country and beyond. He has been a consultant for both public and private entities, and has helped many start-ups throughout his career. He is also known for his entrepreneurial work in relation to private equity funds.
Not only is Audi a pro when it comes to financial management and planning, but he also commands respect in other areas such as investor relations, decision support and fundraising.
Audi’s Early Music Career
Many Brazilians know Cassio Audi as a business mogul. What most of them do not know is that he had an early start at a music career before he started doing business. Audi’s musical career started in the mid-1980s. He was a drummer for the famous band known as Viper. He is actually one of the founding members of the group. His membership with the metal rock band lasted until 1989.
For heavy metal fans, Cassio Audi and his band are well-known. While playing for the band, he managed to write one song. His song was later on featured in the band’s album called “Soldiers of Sunrise.” His skills at the drum made him a favorite among many heavy metal rock fans. He will be remembered as one of the pioneers of heavy metal in Latin American countries after he and his band popularized the genre in the region.
Before starting his career in finance, Cassio Audi participated in Viper’s first demo and recording of their first two album. He always attributed his love for heavy metal to a British Band called Iron Maiden. Even though he quit his music career, Cassio Audi says that he still loves singing.
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Adam Milstein is a pro-Israeli philanthropist whose has risen and is famous in the America. Adam Milstein is workman with a long time of experience in the profit and nonprofit worlds. Adam Milstein is an Israeli by origin and was born in Haifa. Adam Milstein has even served in the Israeli defense force in the Yom Kippur war. He studied at the Technion but later moved to the United States with his family to take on a degree at the University of Southern California in the school of business. In the United States, Adam Milstein ventured into the real estate business as a manager. During this period, Adam Milstein with the help of his wife founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The foundation ran its philanthropic acts through charities to many institutions and organizations that work not strengthen the Jewish people, the US-Israeli relationship and the state of Israel.
Adam Milstein through his philanthropic activities has made a name through expressing his expertise in the partnership, development, consulting and also fund-raising towards supporting the growth of Jewish culture, continuity, and pro-Israel advocacy. Adam Milstein philanthropic services go beyond just offering financial support. Adam Milstein uses his experience too in helping organizations realizes high levels of effect and efficiency.
The foundation and the staffs are also given to providing extended services beyond financial giving. They offer much of their time and energy on every project or organization they partner with. Moreover, the foundation works to create synergy in like-minded organizations and people that are non-profit bringing them together towards on goal hence making the overall impact effective. Adam Milstein and the family foundation foster a culture of collaboration, therefore, developing a partnership with pro-Israeli organizations for them to cover a wider population for bigger impact than what an individual company can impact.
Adam Milstein significant philanthropy is also strengthened by the life path impact. This means that Adam Milstein seeks out resource to make all the people they get are fully involved throughout their lives. The organizations’ impact is on all people of all age beginning from the age of two, to adolescents and the adults, therefore, ensuring continuity in the Jews and the Israeli-American.
There are a few survival hacks that you can follow that Wengie has posted online. She wants you to know that even the simplest thing that you have on your person can be used for your protection in the event that you fear for your life. They can also be used if you’re stuck in a situation where you need anything from heat to a light source.
If you’re ever in a burning building and you’re a female, you can use your bra as a mask. Put the straps around the back of the head so that you have the cloth part of the bra on the face so that smoke or dust doesn’t enter the nose and mouth. Another hack is to burn the food that you have if you’re outside for a while. You could eat half of the food and burn the other half for a heat source so that you stay warm until you’re rescued.
You can make a fire out of a water bottle. Use the curved part of the water bottle as a magnifying glass. Focus the brightest part of a beam onto a piece of water or a leaf to start a spark. This might take a little while to learn how to do, but it will usually result in a fire. If you find yourself ever choking you can place a fist on the midpoint of the sternum or fall down hard on your hands on a chair or desk, similar to how someone owuld give you the Heimlich maneuver.
A majority of the transit discussions held at the Austin area mostly focus on it. However, a recent Williamson County Growth Summit discussed about the challenges in transportation based on the requirements of the suburban communities in the region. The panel involved in the discussion included Mike Heiligenstein, executive director Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Joseph Kopser, founder RideScout LLC, Leandre Johns, Uber Technologies Texas external affairs director and Jared Ficklin. Jared is from ArgoDesign and is a product designer focused on transportation. Jared has proposed the construction of an aerial gondola system for the Central Austin area. The event took place at Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center. The discussion mainly focused on the changes technology is bringing to the Austin area and in the world at large.
Mike Heiligenstein noted that the new technologies like ridesharing apps and driverless vehicles will transform the transport infrastructure but Austin area will still need to invest in this sector further. Mike held the opinion that the roads in Austin area have to be developed to add to the number and make them smarter. He added that this would be the best option to satisfy the demands of the fast increasing population in the area especially in the suburbs like Williamson County.
Steps to be taken by Policymakers
Ficklin stressed on the importance of ensuring land-use and building codes remain flexible. He was responding to a question asked by Alan McGraw, the Round Rock mayor and panel moderator on how the policymakers ought to prepare to curb future transportation needs. Ficklin addressed the issue of autonomous vehicles requiring roads and parking garages. He stated that the future garages will measure five feet tall, just an inch taller than the vehicle and have multiple levels. That does not fit into any present building codes and hence the need to ensure their flexibility.
About Mike Heiligenstein
Heiligenstein is the executive director of CTRMA (Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority) in Austin, Texas. Mike has worked with the authority since it was incepted and was in charge when it completed its first development project, 183A based in Williamson County. This was the first project to change to an all-electronic cashless method of toll collection. Mike is the current International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association president and serves on the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s advisory Board. He also works with a number of working groups and committees that deal with transportation-related issues.
CTRMA is a self-governing government agency that was incepted in 2002 to oversee the designing of a modern and regional transport network for the Central Texas area. The authority’s present and future projects are part of a well planned multi-modal transportation structure designed to satisfy the various mobility needs of a fast-growing region.
Kenneth Goodrich grew up holding the flashlight for his father, Duncan Goodrich, on service calls for Goettl Air Conditioning. Today, he owns the company, is aggressively growing it in the Las Vegas area, and is generously giving to the community.
Goettl Air Conditioning was founded in 1939, and operates in the Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and California areas. Ken Goodrich purchased the company in 2013 and now has purchased Moore Air Conditioning, part of a plan to add 100+ jobs in the Las Vegas area over the next 12 months and grow Goettl Air Conditioning by 50% in 2017. The purchase of Moore Air Conditioning adds 300+ years of experience to Goettl.
Goodrich has created an endowment at the College of Southern Nevada in honor of his father, the J. Duncan Goodrich Air Conditioning Technology Program. This program will train technicians, creating a steady supply of job applicants for Goettl to employ as it grows. To give back to the community, Goodrich sponsors the Kenneth D. Goodrich CSN Post-9/11 Veteran HVAC Employment Program, intended to create job opportunities for veterans.
Goodrich also sponsors a tool scholarship, an important component of becoming an HVAC technician. The Post 9/11 Veterans Tools Award’s first recipient is Nick Hughes, a former member of the U.S. Navy and the newest member of the Goettl Air Conditioning family. Nick will receive $1000 of tools to begin his new career. Goodrich sponsors an additional scholarship, the “Son of a Gun” Scholarship, awarded to a student from a multiple generation family in the air conditioning industry, much like Goodrich’s own family. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/goettl-air-conditioning-owner-ken-goodrich-rewards-veteran-college-of-southern-nevada-student-300267374.html#continue-jump
Goettl Air Conditioning offers the installation of central air units, UV germicidal lights, furnaces, radiant heating systems, heat pumps, ductless mini splits, air cleaners, and more for residential and commercial customers. http://www.goettl.com/
The issue of how returning veterans should be treated when they return to society after spending time on active duty with the U.S. Military. A growing number of veterans are looking to retrain in different careers, which I feel offers us a great way to give something back to these brave people; PR Newswire recently wrote about a new scholarship created by Goettl Air Conditioning owner Ken Goodrich that provides $1,000 for a graduating veteran to buy tools for their career each school year at the College of Southern Nevada.
Goettl is one of the best known HVAC service providers in Nevada and Arizona as the company was first founded in 1939 and has been in existence ever since. I already knew of the services offered by Goettl Air Conditioning that include both repair and maintenance options, which allows the individual the chance to work within a contract that ensures the HVAC system of any property is maintained to work at its maximum potential.
Goettl Air Conditioning has recently been on a return to success under the leadership of Ken Goodrich who has been working to bring success to this impressive and historic company first established by Gust and Adam Goettl; the company was the premier HVAC company in Nevada and Arizona for a number of years before departing the state. Since being purchased by Ken Goodrich the company has returned to Las Vegas and greater success than ever before.
Goodrich is hoping to continue his scholarship and widespread sponsorship of the HVAC studies at the College of Southern Nevada with a range of scholarships and awards. Ken Goodrich understands the difficulties those entering the HVAC industry often have in getting the latest tools, which are expensive and difficult to buy for those on a limited budget and I believe inspired him to create this impressive scholarship.
FreedomPop is doing something that no one else in the mobile service arena is doing. The way traditional service providers work is by purchasing a talking minutes, data, and SMS in bulk from large carriers like AT&T, and then reselling those services to customers at a markup to create their profit. FreedomPop on the other hand is purchasing only data from these large service providers, and then using other services to support voice and SMS features.
Voice services can be supplied from a data plan by using a technology call VoIP, which transmits sound digitally through a data connection. SMS messaging can be supported using only a data connection as well through various protocols and applications on users’ smart phones. By purchasing only data from the large service providers, FreedomPop is able to save money on their contracts, and in turn they are able to pass those savings onto their customers. Will this business model work out for them in the end? Only time will tell, but the numbers are looking strong for them right now. As of the time of this writing, FreedomPop has raised a total of 59 million dollars over the past three years, has hundreds of thousands of customers, and show no signs of slowing down. Sprint is certainly taking them seriously. They were in talks with FreedomPop in June 2014 to buy them out for somewhere between $250 million and $450 million.
FreedomPop was originally founded by CEO Steven Sesar and Stephen Stokols in 2011. Before deciding to start FreedomPop, Stephen Stokols worked as the CEO of a video-chat entertainment startup by the name of Woo Media. Using Clearwire’s 4G network, the company began to offer mobile and wireless internet services in the United States, and was successfully able to convert 20% of its free user base to paid subscribers in December 2012.
Interned is an interesting platform that has availed many opportunities for various people in the world. This is an arena that allows you to connect with people across the world within the click of a button. For business people, this has been a great relief to their operations. They have easily accessed larger markets and an array of information that has helped them make their products and services better. What is more interesting is the fact that buying does not require one to keep traveling to physical shops. It can be done online without much strain. However, this convenience has come with various challenges. It is not easy to transact through a system that is not secured well. Cases of fraud have increased, something that has led to losses among many individuals. CipherCloud with their modern technology have worked to enhance online security and to help investors secure their businesses. The company has been offering useful software that helps to keep cloud connectivity secure.
Creating a chest that can work against efforts of hacking is one of the attempts CipherCloud has made successfully so far. They have well trained experts, so reliability on their part is something that can be expected. The hiring process within CipherCloud is well coordinated to ensure the professionals added to the team are capable individuals who are willing to learn and research on various topics. Creativity forms the basic requirement that can help one to join the company. Their search for well rounded individuals who are able to design unique software has been successful and the few experts they have hired have proved able and willing to offer their best in the work.