Sheldon Lavin and the OSI Industries

Sheldon Lavin is one of the people who has played a critical role in the growth of OSI Group. LLC. He was brought into the company at a time when there was a need for the business to change the manner in which it was conducting its operations, OSI Industries was receiving a huge demand for its food products from the McDonalds, and there was a need for OSI to produce more. For more production, the company had to increase its production capacity. More food production plants needed to be constructed in order to meet the demands. In the 1970s, OSI Industries was forced to open up the first food production plant to supply the McDonalds.

Sheldon Lavin was brought in the company because the company was growing rapidly and there was a need to have an experienced manager who could steer the company in the right direction. After working under this company for four decades, it is clear that Sheldon was the right person for the job. As the CEO of the OSI Industries, he has been able to drive it in a manner the founders were unable to do. When he joined, the firm had only one food processing plant and one client who was the McDonalds. With such a situation, there was a need to make the company independent. Over-reliance on one client was risky for the business.

Sheldon Lavin diversified the business in such a manner that it could survive without the supplies to the McDonalds. He also pushed the business growth to other countries. Currently, the company has operations in 17 countries, and its food products are being consumed in many others. OSI Industries has built 65 plants in different parts of the world as part of its growth initiative, Sheldon Lavin is being assisted in the management of the company by President David McDonald who has been in the food industry all his career life. The two has taken this company to a different level. OSI Industries is now ranked the biggest food processing company in the world and one of the top 100 private companies in the United States. Its headquarters are in Aurora, Illinois.

Sheldon Lavin is dedicated to the company such that at 87 years, he still the CEO. His wish is to leave when the company has reached the levels that he wishes to see it reach. He wants every part of the world to be consuming the high-quality foods prepared by the OSI Group.

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