The family butcher, Otto and Sons were one of the first suppliers of meat to the burgeoning McDonald’s restaurant chain when it opened its first restaurant in Des Plains, Illinois. The company hung on the coattails of McDonald’s until the 1960s when the first flash freezing processes were developed to allow Otto and Sons to move hamburger meat to be transported across the U.S. from Illinois.
OSI was determined to ensure they remained a part of the McDonald’s story with a period of expansion beginning in the early 1970s under the watchful eye of Sheldon Lavin. Almost 50 years later, Lavin is still the CEO and President of the OSI Group as the company continues to grow on a global scale. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI has stayed at the forefront of innovation and the development of technology in all areas of the world.
In the 1990s, as the Berlin Wall came crashing down and the Cold War came to an end, OSI was determined to move into new markets in Eastern Europe and across parts of South America. After moving into Hungary and Poland to create more markets for the group alongside the development of McDonald’s, OSI followed a similar path in the early 21st-century with the opening up of the Chinese markets. Sheldon Lavin played a major role in the development of the OSI Group across Europe and the formation of a new OSI Asia company which was dedicated to the Chinese markets.
Despite being a veteran of the consumer food markets, the CEO and President of the brand was one of the first to lessen the environmental impact of the company as the effects on the climate are assessed. To make sure the environmental impact of OSI continues to be reduced in the future, Sheldon Lavin has created new roles within the corporate structure of the company.
About Sheldon Lavin: gazetteday.com/tag/sheldon-lavin/
Timothy D. Armour is the name, and research and management of capital and investments is the game. Mr. Armour knows his game unlike any other, and he certainly keeps his reputation in doing so. As current CEO and chairman of Capital Group, Tim Armour has his hands more than busy behind the helm. On the side, Armour manages equity portfolios with over 33 years of experience under his belt. These years of experience have given him much insight and wisdom in the realm of investment, and he has worked diligently and solely for Capitol Group the entire time.
“Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, he covered global telecommunications and U.S. service companies. Tim began his career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College. Tim is based in Los Angeles.”
In July of 2015, Mr. Armour was most elected as Chairman of Capital Group, a position that he has earned over several years of patient and persistent, proven work for the company. Armour heads both the management committee and this wonderful management company; how ironic any symbolic is this? Mr. Armour also serves as partial director for the company as well in addition to his many unique executive roles in management. How does this gifted man simply find the time to manage and run all of these endeavors at once? The secret is to chew on one small bite at a time, until the elephant has eventually been eaten whole, as they say.
Both Mr. Armour and his company are based out of Los Angeles, California, where the team and company were originally founded. They continue to proudly and faithfully serve the LA area to this very day, never departing from the dream or the goal. As a matter of fact, Capital Group’s executives have just recently wished everyone out there a happy new year and promised more great things to come from Capital Group in 2017. We shall see how these plans develop in the days to come. Some were announced publicly as initial phases, and others were kept completely confidential and top secret.
Rob Lovelace serves as president of Capital Group and is the one to whom Mr. Armour reports on a daily and weekly basis. Phil de Toledo is vice president. Both are well-respected corporately.