OSI Group is a world supplier of custom-made food products in the food service industry for world-known food brands. OSI Group has been innovative in this arena by expanding throughout the world and introducing new ways of sustainability to other companies in the field.
The Beginning of Sheldon Lavin
Sheldon Lavin has gained over forty years of practical industry experience. He began with OSI Group in 1970 when it was known as Otto and Sons, and was a small business in Chicago, Illinois. As he became a leader of OSI Group, the company went from a small company in the United States to having a presence in 17 countries. He has guided the company to working with many top food retail names, making it a trailblazer for other foodservice companies to follow.
In addition to taking OSI Group to new heights Sheldon Lavin has managed to do so while incorporating sustainability efforts into its business practices. Under his tutelage, he has reduced the company’s electricity consumption, energy consumption, and has found ways to recycle energy for reuse at the company’s factories. OSI Group is also committed to agricultural development and has been awarded 1.5 million euros from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund for is efforts in Spain.
In the Community
Aside from the strides he’s made in business, Sheldon Lavin has played a major role in community involvement. He participates in the Ronald McDonald House Charities, as well as other charitable organizations. In 2016, he was awarded the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award for his care and commitment to the areas where the company is located and operates.
Mr. Lavin’s success makes OSI Group stand out and continues its legacy of being a world-renowned leader in the food industry.