OSI Group, the largest meat supplier of McDonalds, recently formed a partnership with Impossible Foods to help IF meet a sudden huge increase in demand for its products. Right now OSI Group is producing Impossible Foods products at its facilities in Chicago with plans to expand this work into a factory in the Midwest if it becomes necessary. Impossible Foods is now in the process of greatly increasing its own personnel so that it can produce for the sudden increase in demand on its own. It currently sells to 10,000 restaurants worldwide.
This number is expected to soon grow to 17,000. It does all of its operations via 65 facilities in 17 countries. These facilities sell the products to over 400 distributors and redistributors who in turn sell the products to the restaurants. Impossible Foods is known for its healthy Impossible Burger. Prior to this partnership, Impossible had already been struggling for months during which they did an exhaustive search for a partner. The sudden demand has come because of a new fast food restaurant trend toward plant-based meat. Check out ceocfointerviews.com to read full interviews of David Mcdonalds
Impossible Foods is always on the hunt for new healthy ingredients. This past July the FDA approved their dire to use soy leghemoglobin, a molecule that makes their non-meat burgers taste like actual meat. The FDA required Impossible Foods to go through the entire process twice to ensure its complete safety to use. This was not the first time Impossible Foods has dealt with the FDA. They have been doing so with all of their desired new ingredients for several years. They take great pride in this knowing that it means their customers can be completely sure what they are eating is safe.
And the executives of OSI, the producers of McDonalds meat, are proud to be able to assist IF produce its meatless burgers. The partnership is even now successfully meeting the demand.
While Sheldon Lavin was completing his accounting and finance studies at Roosevelt University, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois, entrepreneurship became an attraction. After earning a bachelor’s degree, he started a financial consulting firm in Chicago, IL and earned the trust of the owners of Otto & Sons. Otto Kolchowsky, the founder and his two sons hired Mr. Lavin as their private financial consultant to help with expanding the business into an international and first class food processing company.
Sheldon Lavin arranged the financing of a meat processing facility in the west side of the Windy City in 1973 after joining Otto & Sons in 1970. Following the launching of the west side plant, Otto & Sons changed its name to OSI Industries and opened processing plants in North America, Germany, and Spain, between 1977 and the 1980s. With additional international partnerships in Asia-Pacific, Beijing, Philippines, Shanghai, and Europe, Sheldon established a holding company, OSI Group. It is the parent of OSI Industries, OSI International Inc, and US International Foods. OSI Industry is the holding company of all global investments.
The 49 years Sheldon Lavin remains faithful to building up OSI into a gigantic collaboration of partnerships is an impressive career. His colleagues and the meat processing industry recognizes him as a dedicated and friendly leader. This is evident when Sheldon took David McDonald under his wings in the 1980s working as an intern for OSI Industries after graduating from college. Today, Mr. McDonald looks up to and works beside him as President and Chief Operating Officer. He started as a project manager and worked his way up to where he is at OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group and all its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia, and other international companies. He and Mr. McDonald oversee daily operations of the parent company and its subsidiaries. His impressive expertise in the meat processing and financial industries is behind the success of him as an entrepreneur, guru businessman, and leader. Together with the leadership team, Lavin successfully opened approximately 75 facilities and offices nationally and globally. The Sustainability Vision of Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group
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