For more than 43 years, Sheldon Lavin has held the helm of OSI Group as the CEO and the chairman of the global private enterprise in the food products sector. The success of the OSI Group is a story of perseverance and exemplary leadership qualities and work ethic of the top management led by Sheldon.
Education and Career Background
Sheldon Lavin pursued Accounting and Finance in his college education. In line with his training, he opened a financial consultancy firm, which propelled him to great heights as a highly sought-after consultant for different organizations. It is during this time that he was hired to source for funding by Otto & Sons, which later become the OSI Group LLC. The organization was seeking funding to increase its production capacity after it was selected as one of the major suppliers of meat products by McDonald’s. Sheldon Lavin was subsequently brought on board as the CEO in the late 1970’s, a position he has held ever since.
Achievements and Awards
As the CEO and Chairman of OSI Group, Sheldon has received awards both at personal and organizational levels. One of the accomplishments that the CEO has is the 2016 Global Visionary Award by the Vision World Academy, Awarded in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The Global Visionary Award recognizes individuals who have dedicated their time to improve the lives of many people, and this fits well with the work that Sheldon has done at OSI Group LLC. RSM US LLP also awarded him the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to his service and the Chicago Business Community.
At the organizational level, OSI has received numerous awards locally and internationally. In 2016, the organization, through its OSI Food Solutions UK subsidiary, was awarded the Globe of Honor Award by the British Safety Council for the management of environmental risks.
Apart from the above awards, Sheldon is also actively involved in charities where he contributes to worthy causes that positively affect the society. For instance, he is actively engaged with Ronald McDonald House Charity, Jewish United Fund, and the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, among other charities.