Sheldon Lavin is one of the lucky entrepreneurs who can be referred to as successful. His career journey began more than forty years ago. Sheldon is currently the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors at the OSI Industries which is based in Aurora in Illinois. The company deals in food and meat processing, and he has significantly contributed to the growth and development of the business. Through his hard work and experience, he has managed to grow the OSI, from a retail food processing company to an international food manufacturer.
Sheldon started as a small entrepreneur but had the vision of expanding his firm. He began in 1970 when he was involved in the financing of Otto & sons. At first, he was hesitant to engage himself entirely in the business, but after sometimes he agreed to become a business partner and invested in the company. Apart from spending his resources, Sheldon invested his time and financial knowledge to significantly grow the OSI Group, which has developed to be one of the world’s largest protein suppliers and is now established in 60 regions across 60 different countries.
He has served at the company diligently and has spent a better part of his time committed to the welfare of the company at large. Lavin has created a good relationship with his customers and employees. His hard work in growing the company was recognized in 2016 by the India’s Vision World Academy when he won the prestigious Global Visionary award for building the business into an international industry. The award indicated Sheldon is not an ordinary entrepreneur.
In his education, Lavin graduated with a degree in accounting and finance which he is practically putting it to good use for the remarkable achievements at the OSI. Under Lavin’s management, the company has been recognized and has received several sustainability awards. Lavin is termed as the man behind the OSI group success which currently is controlling markets in Japan, South Africa, Australia, China, and Philippine. The company now has a revenue of more than 6 billion dollars and is featured as one of the top 50 private firms in the world.
Mr. Sheldon Lavin has also participated in several charitable programs. He has donated to charities like; the Inner City foundation, he has been involved in the United Jewish funds and many others. Through his leadership, the OSI group and its employees, have invested and raised funds that will take care of the environmental activities in the society.