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How Sheldon Lavin Has Transformed OSI Group

Sheldon Lavin became CEO and chairman of OSI Group in the early 80s. His skills in investment and banking have played a significant role in the growth of the company. Its major customers are in the food industry. One of its biggest clients is McDonald’s. To achieve such growth, Sheldon Lavin had to think of joint ventures and expansions. They have offices in Mexico, Poland, Austria, Brazil, the Pacific Rim, and Hungary.

OSI expanded into Asia in 1987 by working together with K&K Foods located in Taiwan. In 1990, the joint venture GenOSI was established in the Philippines. Two years later, OSI expanded into China. In 1996, OSI set up a new plant in Shangai. OSI Group also started supplying food items to Starbucks, Yum, Papa John’s, Subway, Burger King, and Saizeriya. The company expanded into Australia and India in the 90s and 00s. Under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership, OSI Group has expanded to have processing plants all over the world.

OSI’s Products

The company provides different varieties of poultry, vegetable, meat, and dough products to their clients. They also offer food processing solutions to their customers. Sheldon Lavin has helped OSI Group become a sophisticated food supplier through his experience in financial operations.

About Sheldon Lavin

Sheldon Lavin was born in 1932. His majors in university were finance and accounting. He has managed to lead OSI Group into a multibillion-dollar worldwide food processor. Sheldon has managed to expand OSI to Asia and Europe during his time as CEO. He is a very innovative man and continues to come up with ways of making OSI the leading food processing firm in the world. He believes that for OSI to keep growing, they must diversify, expand, and retain their family-oriented culture.

Sheldon believes in delegation of work. He shares responsibilities with the most skilled employees, which makes it easy for him to make rational decisions about his company. Being a philanthropist, business performer and leader have earned him many awards. Lavin also invests in measures aimed at conserving the environment. His more than 50 years of experience in the world of business have made him an admiration to many young entrepreneurs.

About Sheldon Lavin: www.forbes.com/companies/osi-group/

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