The India based Vision Institute recently selected OSI Group’s CEO Sheldon Lavin to receive their Global Visionary award. The organization gives the award to people who show the determination to make their long-term vision for their company become a reality. Lavin is the perfect choice for the award. He saw the potential for growth the OSI Group had when they came to his accounting firm in the 1970s looking for help to expand their facilities and upgrade their equipment. Lavin gave them the financial support they needed and began investing a great deal of his own money in the company.
When the owners retired, Sheldon Lavin used the large amount of stock he owned to take control of the company. He created an effective plan to expand the company’s customer base from the Midwest United States to countries all over the world. Lavin also instituted a number of innovative policies that focused on protecting food quality, work safety and stewardship of the environment. Sheldon Lavin has systematically expanded the service area of the OSI Group to include customers throughout North America, South America, Central America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
Today, the Aurora, Illinois based OSI Group has expanded their product line from solely meat to now include fish, poultry, dough and vegetable products. Since Sheldon Lavin took over the company it has expanded to have over 20,000 workers and 70 food processing facilities in over 15 countries. Lavin’s work has earned him and the company a host of awards. The OSI Group’s food service work in Europe has won the British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor three times. Lavin’s policies and procedures have also earned the undying love and respect of the company’s employees.
Sheldon Lavin has a diverse skillset. He studied accounting and finance in college. Lavin also worked in the banking industry for a number of years before leaving to run an accounting firm. One of the things that sets Lavin apart is his understanding of what’s possible with the proper use of resources, training of staff and the most effective marketing efforts. Plus, Sheldon Lavin and his staff have also shown the ability to work well with foreign governments as well as producers and consumers from a wide range of countries. Sheldon Lavin is also a committed philanthropist who regularly gives to a variety of charitable causes and organizations. He truly is a very caring, loving individual.
About Sheldon Lavin: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Group