Sheldon Lavin is the chief executive officer of OSI Group. He joined the company in 1970 as a consultant but today he controls 100% of the company’s shareholding. He was involved in the transformation of the company whereby he provided financing solutions during a very difficult period. The company through his able leadership has managed to grow from a small corner butchery to the worlds leading food distributor. He has managed to serve the meat industry for more than 43 years now and is still applying his knowledge and skills towards enhancing OSI Group expansion.
Sheldon Lavin was able to help the company in 1970 where they had a problem with financing. They had gotten a chance to expand their business when McDonald’s outlets opened a new branch and wanted them to supply hamburgers for them. They were experiencing serious financing problems and Sheldon came to their rescue. They got financing from some of the biggest financial institutions in the country. It was during that time when Sheldon started to understand the company’s systems.
OSI Group started more than one hundred years ago by Otto who was a German. It started as a retail meat outlet and after some time, the company changed its name to Otto & Sons. The Sustainability Vision of Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group . That was during a period he started to involve his two sons in the business and thus upgrading to another level of a family business. They started to grow and even started to distribute meat at a wholesale price.
In 1970, Otto decided to retire and approached Sheldon to be their partner. They were left to work with his sons. He played very significant roles towards ensuring the company penetrates to other countries. Today, they have more than 70 outlets in over 17 countries. They have continued to win in the meat and food distribution industries. They are driven by great passion and desire to improve customer’s satisfaction. As we speak today, OSI Group under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin happens to be the global leader in the distribution industry. They have over 20,000 direct staff who are working around the clock towards achieving their overall goals.
Sheldon Lavin is one of the few gems the world is lucky to have. He has been able to create opportunities as well as making people expand in their career. His remarkable management and consultation skills have made him the right person for the job.