He has been in the meat industry for an extended period and he has gained both skills and experience. Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group which is a food processing company. Mr. Lavin though experienced in the industry he did not begin his career in the food industry. He began practicing and serving in the banking sector and he joined the meat firm in 1970 when he first assisted them in a financial transaction. In 1970 OSI was known as Otto & Sons and later in 1975, they changed their name to OSI Group when Sheldon became fully involved in the food processing busing. In 1975 he was appointed as a partner together with other two individuals.
Sheldon Lavin has been of a great impact in the organization and he has helped OSI Group expand their market all over the world. OSI has achieved a lot under Mr. Lavin’s leadership among them being the expansion of their market to Northern America and Europe in the 1970’s and later to Southern America, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan, as well as China. During his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of OSI Group, the firm has on several occasions been recognized for their quality services and products. Some of the awards OSI has received include; Globe of Honor Award which they received from the British Safety Council in 2016, as well as the Global Visionary Award among others.
Sheldon is not a leader in OSI Group but he has also been given other responsibilities in various organizations including; being a Board member of Goodman Theater, a trustee at Ronald McDonald House of Charities, President and Director of Sheba Foundation as well as Board member of Rush University Medical Center. His philanthropic activities are also recognized in the society, he is an active member of the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, Ronald McDonald House of Charities, Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, and Jewish United Fund among many others. At his age Sheldon Lavin has not stopped to live his dream, he continues to be active in OSI Group and he said he loves expanding and diversifying OSI Group. When he was asked about the firm’s global reach he said that he is proud that OSI is now located in 17 countries and they are operating more than 70 facilities. Sheldon is married and has three children.