OSI Group has earned awards and garnered impressive kudos for its continued corporate success in the food industry over many years


Known as one of America’s top 100 food companies, OSI Group was once a small meat company, known as Ottos & Sons, Inc. It was founded in 1909 in Oak Park, Illinois by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky. This small family meat market was the predecessor to what is today, OSI Group. In 1975, Otto & Sons changed its name to OSI Group, which is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. OSI Group is a $6 billion-dollar company with approximately 20 thousand employees, and 67 facilities located in 16 countries. OSI Group is the 58th biggest private company in America as reported by Forbes.com

OSI Group produces a large variety of fish, poultry, meat, vegetable, specialty-dough, and food processing solutions for many of its clients and stakeholders. OSI Group supplies products to retail, private-label, foodservice-distributor, restaurant, and the industrial sector.

Over the years, OSI Group has hit key business milestones and expanded into many international regions like India, China, and also Europe. OSI Group has also received awards and accolades for their consistency in areas like product quality, innovation, energy efficiency, environmental safety, and sustainability.

A UK-based subsidiary of OSI Group was awarded the Globe of Honour award in December of 2016. This award is handed out to companies, which are based in the UK that achieve high levels of excellence and eminence in areas of environmental safety.

OSI Group is led by Chief Operating Officer (CEO), Sheldon Lavin. Mr. Lavin has been with OSI Group since 1970 when it was called Otto & Sons. David McDonald is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the President of OSI Group. Nicole Johnson-Hoffman is President of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB). As the former Vice President of GRSB, Nicole Johnson-Hoffman is the Chief Sustainability Officer, and Senior Vice President for OSI Group.

Recently, OSI Group added new processing facilities in Toledo, Spain, based on consumer need for chicken. Market demands resulted in more action for OSI Group and their subsidiary, OSI Spain for the doubling of its chicken processing capacity. OSI Spain and OSI Group worked together to add new capital to handle these chicken production capacities.

The implementation of this high volume production facility in the Spanish city of Toledo was designed to increase their production number from 12 thousand tons to 24 thousand tons. Today, OSI Group produces approximately 45 thousand tons of beef, chicken, and pork products.

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Wes Edens Ranks 962 on World Billionaires List


Wes Edens the successful investor, businessman and co-founder of Fortress Investment Group LLC was ranked 962 on the World billionaires list. The billionaire list was calculated in 2008 values when he at the time had a net worth of $1.2 billion. Wes Edens established his great wealth as a shrewd businessman and skilled investor that held various positions within numerous organizations and investment firms to create a level of skill and expertise that has created profitable returns on investment. Currently, Wes Edens is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Private Equity at Fortress Investment Group where he is also Co-Chief Executive Officer. As a skilled and strategic leader and entrepreneur, Wes Edens has established a reputation of providing excellent analytical analysis over various distressed and underperforming alternative asset groups to amass a portfolio that is one of the strongest diversified investment portfolios in the world.

Fortress Investment Group specializes in various alternative asset classes such as distressed assets, undervalued assets, and illiquid capital investments. In fact, Fortress Investment Group stands alone as the leader in this area of investment which has creates opportunities to a produce enormous portfolio of investment windfalls for it private equity investors. As a result of the skillful leadership of Wes at Fortress Investment Group has continued to grow a solid long-term portfolio built on solid investments and analysis that generate solid returns on investment. Wes Edens has a personal take-home pay of 52.4 million dollars per year and that figure includes compensation of 13.4 million and 41 million in dividends from stock.

Wes Edens is also the co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and has developed a cachet of being one of the more visible billionaires in the world. Wes Edens has provided trusted leadership at Fortress Investment Group and is maintaining the thriving organization that will continue to produce superior levels of return on investment and creates avenues for success over the long run. With investments in various areas of the alternative asset industry Fortress stands alone as the leader in this sector and is currently capitalizing on the opportunity to dominate with little resistance. Wes Edens is a successful businessman and investor that has arrived at billionaire status and continues to expand upon his investment empire and eventually rise up the ranks of the world billionaires list from 962 to become one of the more wealthy individuals in the world.

Alex Paul’s Artisric Emergence


Mathais Rosenzwaig recently interviewed Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the DJ duo from the popular dance music band The Chainsmokers. In this interview, Alex Pall gave a brief history of the duo’s connection and their vision of the artists they are becoming.

Alex Pall loved electronic music as a young person. He worked as a DJ in his spare time to earn extra money. Soon he found that he was more passionate about dance music than he was about his full time job. The more gigs he performed, the more excited about music he became. Alex Taggart had the same passion for dance music as Alex Pall. Taggart had experience in producing music. His was also a DJ in Maine. Taggart was introduced to Pall when he came to New York. Pall and Taggart had an instant connection.

Soon this duo started working together 9am to 7pm daily. Fast forward four years later, Taggart and Pall form The Chainsmokers, who then top the pop music charts. Their instant connection has created widely popular music and desire for new identity as artists that connects with each listener of their music. Pall mentioned in their interview that his music is for all people who feel something good when listening to his tracks; regardless of: age, gender, background, or social status.

With their track “Closer”, Pall and Taggart step out of the dance music box. In today’s dance music scene, most DJ’s do not sing on their own tracks, but with the single “Closer” Andrew Taggart does his own vocals and tells his own personal experience with his ex-girlfriend. On future tracks, Pall wants to mix music genres such as hip-hop, indie, pop, and dance music to create a new identity for himself and Taggart as artists.

Halsey, and other artists have helped them create hit singles. As The Chainsmokers continue to create fresh, popular tracks, they want more control of their music. Pall explains that the music has become more than just a way to pay the bills, and but about growing as an artist, and creating relevant, quality, and melodic music.

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