Sheldon Lavin is a visionary with an investment banking background. He also heads up his own investment financial consulting company. His entry into the meat business began in 1970 as a result of him having helped put financing in place for Otto and Sons. This was the earlier name for OSI industries, LLC. His financial abilities led him to finance a facility that processed meat. Heading up the meat business was totally outside the realm of his training and experience at the time.
Today, Lavin is currently the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group. He is also a Rush University Medical Center trustee, and President of OSI International Foods LTD. His impressive resume also includes having served as Director for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. As anyone can see, Sheldon Lavin is a busy and influential soul. It stands to reason that a man with Lavin’s accomplishments would have several awards added to accomplishments. One such award is the Global Visionary Award. The prestigious award honors visionaries in various fields who have been able give life and presence to their visions.
What OSI Does
When it comes to value-added food products, OSI is notably a world leader in retail food brands and foodservice. It also holds the distinction of being one of America’s largest, privately held, companies. The company also an impressive national reach. Lavin has full control over his company, and his impressive leadership helped the company to grow and expand into national markets.
Lavin also has the vision to go outside his company for visionary assistance. This is obvious in having recruited the services of people like David McDonald. OSI’s philosophy is to hire talented, hardworking, and loyal people. This affects their ability in the most positive way to get the job done. Great company cultures always start at the top, and work their way down.
Lavin also showed a rare ability, early on, to completely enter a new field and make a major impact. You can attribute that to both his innate leadership, experience, and impressive education. Anyone wanting to learn more about the OSI Group can visit their website for more information about their mission, projects, locations, and job openings.