Sheldon Lavin was born in 1932 and attended the University of Illinois and Northwestern University and majored in accounting and finance. He also attended Rosevelt University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business.
After graduation, he opened his own firm for about fifteen years. During this time he became associated with Otto and Son’s Meat Market, a small but growing company. He saw potential in the company and joined their team. His vision was correct and the company expanded numerous times, naming themselves OSI Industries. With hard work and determination, he has become their Cheif Executive Officer and Chairman.
Recently, he was awarded the Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy. In doing so, he has shown that he can achieve goals that he sets and preserve in the business world.
Sheldon Lavin fits this description because he took Otto and Sons and helped it become OSI Industries. What was once a small meat packing company is now in charge of a multibillion-dollar conglomerate that has facilities in many different countries, hosting more than sixty-five factories. They no longer service just the meat industry either, instead, they have their hands in many different food markets, including fruits and vegetables.
In addition to the Global Visionary Award, Sheldon Lavin has won the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award for his contributions towards both the city of Chicago and the other many areas that OSI Industries is currently operating. In addition to being the President of the family charity foundation The Sheba Foundation, he is a trustee for the Ronald McDonald House, and on the board of directors for both the Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Rush University Medical Center.
The company itself has received numerous awards under Sheldon Lavin’s vision, including an International Safety Award and the Globe of Honor Award both from the British Safety Council, and their Australia plant has won silver and bronze awards for its steak.
Under the watch of Sheldon Lavin, a company has become a success. He himself has become a success. At the end of the day, that’s a reason to smile. The Sustainability Vision of Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group