Sheldon Lavin is a prominent entrepreneur and businessman who currently runs OSI Group, a leading food production company based in the United States. He has worked with this company for close to five decades. He first joined OSI in 1975 at a time when it was known as Otto & Sons. OSI has made history as a company that has clocked over 100 years of operations and still going on strong. Lavin is behind the successful expansion of OSI Group to many locations around the world. Today, the company has a presence in more than 17 countries, an exceptional accomplishment for a food production company.
Sheldon Lavin is trying to make an impact that will last for a long time in this company. He is now focusing on taking the company through a path of adopting sustainability measures. In the modern business environment, every business is now required to adopt sustainability measures that will ensure that it is not kicked out of the market by other forces. Sheldon has embraced the idea of adopting the most recent technologies at OSI Group. These are technologies that low energy consumption and thereby lowering the cost of production. The same technologies are reducing the production of harmful emissions by the company. Sheldon Lavin believes this is a move that will improve the performance of the company going forward.
Sheldon is happy with what he has accomplished for the years he has worked at OSI Group. He has created a transformation that will always be remembered in the history of this company. H has even received the Global Visionary Award for making OSI Group great. He took up an idea and made it his own and worked very hard to make it successful. Even with the absence of the founders of this company, he was still interested in making an impact that will last for many years. Sheldon Lavin is now in his last days as the head of this company due to age, but he is determined to leave the company in a better position to accomplish the changes it has always wanted to get. He wants to lay a foundation that will support the operations of the company for decades to come.
José Auriemo Neto has been with Brazilian real estate giant JHSF for the majority of his working life. He joined the company, which was founded by his father, at a young age and began learning every aspect of the business. While he’s been involved in quite a significant amount of decisions and strategies during that time, it’s only been since 2009 that the now-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer has been creating his legacy with the company. This has been in large part due to his focus on creating and expanding JHSF’s luxury retail real estate investments. Before then, the company had largely been limited to the residential market.
When he began pushing to enter the luxury retail market, though, José Auriemo Neto was met with a significant amount of skepticism. Despite this, he began planning the development of a luxury shopping complex that would eventually become the Cidade Jardim in São Paulo. To ensure that the project would be as successful as possible, Neto and JHSF also entered into partnerships with a few high-profile names in the luxury retail market; the most prominent of these at the time were Hermès, Pucci and Jimmy Choo, which became some of the first stores that the brands had in Brazil. Despite the initial skepticism, the Cidade Jardim was incredibly successful, becoming a cornerstone in JHSF’s growth going forward.
Since then, José Auriemo Neto has helped push through several different luxury developments across the country. These have included the likes of the Ponta Negra shopping center in Manaus and the Metrô Tucuruvi and the Bela Vista in Salvador. JHSF also needed to partner with several brands to populate the centers; while it already had the likes of Jimmy Choo and others, the centers needed more retailers. As such, Neto and the company began partnering with a variety of other luxury retailers, both international and Brazilian. Out of these, one of the most notable has been Valentino, who hadn’t had a presence in the country before partnering with JHSF. As a result of the deal, the first Valentino and Red Valentino stores were established in JHSF complexes around the country.