Managing vast business empire requires patience and the necessary skills to achieve success. Having proper educational background is also a boost to ensure an entrepreneur has the skills required to run a business. Sheldon Lavin who is the current CEO of OSI Group has demonstrated proper leadership skills to enable him to run a chain of companies. OSI Group which is a meat processing company is located in Illinois, United States. The organization which supplies meat to various companies began in 1909 and was called Otto and Sons. Today, the company has expanded to 17 countries and now has over 20,000 employees across those countries and more
The growth has seen the company open processing plants in different parts of the United States like Riverside, Geneva, West Jordan, Utah and Fort Atkinson among others. Sheldon Lavin has served in the meat industry for many years and has the experience needed in the industry. He partnered with Otto and Sons in 1970 when helped the company financially. Later in the 1980s, he took full control of the company and now has full ownership of the company.
That is when he decided to transform the company into a global one and expanded, and plans are still underway to continue expanding it. Today, the company distributes meat to hotels and restaurants to parts such as China and Australia. Some of the biggest companies it supplies meat include Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks and Pizza Hut. OSI group supplies products like pork, poultry, meat patties and bacon among other meat products.
Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group has been recognized worldwide and received several accolades. Lavin has also received various awards for being outstanding in doing business. He was recently given the Global Visionary Award which meant he was someone who achieved his visions. The company has also been awarded awards like the environment management award, health and safety risks by the British Safety Council.
Sheldon Lavin is also known for taking part in charitable activities. He has worked with various charitable organizations which he has funded to enable them to continue doing the excellent work. With his proper managerial skills, he will continue expanding OSI Group.