Sheldon Lavin: CEO Of OSI Group


Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group. OSI Group is a business focusing on production, manufacture, and packaging of meat and meat products. OSI Group corporate headquarters location is in Aurora, Illinois. OSI group serves the retail food service industry.

Lavin Career Beginnings

In the early 1970s, McDonald’s was riding high in the fast food business. McDonald’s asked Otto and Sons to provide their hamburger patties for their locations. At the time, Otto and Sons were going through a rough time with their business. About that time, Sheldon Lavin became Otto and Sons’, financial advisor. Under Lavin guidance, Otto and Sons grew financially and regained the McDonald’s contract to provide their hamburger meat patties. Lavin continued as the financial advisor for Otto and Sons. Lavin pursued business for the company in other countries. Mr. Otto decided to retire from the industry. Sheldon Lavin and Mr. Otto sons partner together and the company was renamed the OSI Group. Under Lavin lead as the OSI Group, the company expanded operations supplying their meat and meat products to Europe, North America, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Asia, and the Phillippines.

OSI Group Today

Today, Sheldon Lavin has a controlling interest in OSI Group. Under his expertise, OSI Group has come full circle offering their clients large-scale operations to manage their complex food supply chains.Sheldon has not has his success alone. He believes in teamwork and believes in having ambitious members on his team. Lavin thinks he is only as successful as the employees who work for him. OSI Group employee turnover stays extremely low.Sheldon Lavin is not your typical businessman. As a financial consultant, he turned a company that was struggling financially into a worldwide supplier of meat and meat products in almost every corner of the world.Lavin has received many awards for his stunning business accomplishments. Lavin believes in giving back to the community. His philanthropic achievements include charitable donations to provide basic needs to families dealing with chronic illnesses.