If you’ve ever wondered about the man who heads up OSI Group, the 58th largest private company in the United States that services the retail and food services industries, you’ve come to the right place. Meet Sheldon Lavin, the man behind the company that boasts $6.1 billion in revenue.
Mr. Lavin first started gaining industry knowledge in 1970 through his involvement in the financing of Otto & Sons. This endeavor ultimately led to the development of OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin led the company with pride and through his hard work and dedication. This resulted in the company growing from a domestic food processing company into an international front runner in the industry. At the time of publication, the group possesses more than 60 locations in at least 60 different countries.
As Mr. Lavin has spent the majority of his life working to establish and grow the OSI Group, it is only proper that he be honored for these accomplishments. Needless to say, on February 20, 2016 Lavin received great praise for his service. In recognition of bring OSI Group to the global stage and thereby bestowing job growth throughout the world, Sheldon was presented with a Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy. Upon receiving this prestigious award, Lavin was both humbled and honored. He expressed pride at his life work, as well as his continued commitment to maintaining the position of OSI group as an international force.
OSI Group company continues to expand globally, while simultaneously receiving a wide variety of sustainability and environmental awards under Lavin’s bright leadership. Lavin hopes that future generations of corporate leaders will continue to prioritize sustainability as well as responsible company growth. Despite the fact that Mr. Lavin shows no signs of slowing down, he has already started to inspire upcoming international corporate leaders to contribute to the expansion of global commerce.
Somehow, Sheldon Lavin still finds the time to help others in need. He is very involved with Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide housing and services to families while their child is fighting illness. He also serves as General Trustee of Rush University Medical Center and previously served as a Director of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation.