Sheldon Lavin is a veteran in the American meat industry. The CEO and Chairman of the OSI Group, LLC has transformed service delivery in the meat sector in his forty-plus years working in the industry. Lavin’s story begins when he quit his bright career in the banking world. Previous to joining the meat processing industry, the entrepreneur used to be one of the most-sought-out after financial consultant in his home state, Chicago.
Making the transition from a banker to the leader of a company which turned McDonald’s into the giant conglomerate it is today was not an easy task. Lavin and his team had to overcome numerous challenges and hurdles to transform it into a billion dollar franchise. Today, the OSI Group of industries comprises of various subsidiaries. These are:-
• OSI Industries
• OSI International Foods
• OSI LLC
• OSI International, Inc.,
Amazing Office Culture at OSI
The OSI Group founded by German immigrants has turned into one of the leading employers in Chicago. OSI Group has well over 20,000 employees, worldwide. Testimonials from the existing staff indicate that the OSI Group is one of the best places to work. Reason being; all employees get treated with dignity and respect. Workers rarely get fired or retrenched, even in tough economic times.
Sheldon Lavin is renowned for his exceptional negotiation and deal-making abilities. For instance, he first turned down the offer to work for Otto & Sons in the 70’s. Lavin held off on making any commitments until he got assured of a partnership post on the company’s board. Lavin would employ the same tactics when negotiating the life-long deal with McDonald’s.
Within five years, Sheldon Lavin was already finalizing plans to expand the OSI Group to overseas markets. The company spread its wings to new territories like Taiwan and South America in the 70’s. Further expansion saw the group set up base in China, India, South Africa, Japan and Australia.
About Sheldon Lavin
Lavin controls 100% stake in the OSI Group of Industries after the departure of the two other shareholders. His golden career has witnessed him receiving many accolades and awards for his outstanding service to the business world. Lavin serves on the boards of various charities and hospitals owing to his generous contributions to non-profit ventures in the society.
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