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Transformation of OSI Group Under Sheldon Lavin

Not much about Sheldon Lavin education background is known. The data about where he took his high school studies remains unknown. Nonetheless, he holds a degree in finance and accounting. Still, the university where he acquired the degree is not in the record. Sheldon attributes his success to his vast knowledge of finance and accounting.

Today, Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI group. It was in the early 1970’s that he began building his work experience. He joined Otto and Sons Company in 1971 as a financial consultant. Later, in 1975 he partnered with Otto and Sons Company, and the company changed its name to OSI group. At this time the company was unstable. In the 80’s one of the partners decided to retire, and he sold his shares to Lavin and after that other partners also quit leaving Sheldon as the sole owner of the business. Since then, the company has grown under him into a world-class company with more than a dozen countries hosting the company.

His management skills have earned him many awards. On 20th February 2016, he received the global visionary award because of his success in making OSI group one of the biggest company and creating jobs in the United States of America.

Under his administration OSI group has won some award. The awards include globe of honor award in 2016 from the British safety council for prolific plan in reducing environmental pollution and the globe of honor in 2013 and 2015 among other envied titles.

In his interview with Lynn Fosse, CEOCFO Magazine, Sheldon Lavin stated that innovation was always in him but was adversely nature at OSI group. He said that his vision for OSI is continued profitable growth and serving the world to its satisfaction in the food industry.

Mr. Lavin has been the man behind the success of the company for a long time. His ventures and acquisitions have always been calculated. Some of the additions are Baho Food and Flagship Europe in hopes of bringing contemporary food processing to various regions around the world.

Besides, he serves as a board member for Goodman Theatre and a trustee for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

In 2016, Amick Farms, a producer of a variety of fresh and frozen chicken products joined the OSI Group becoming one of the largest meat processing venture in the world. The enterprise hopes to grow larger.

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