Sheldon Lavin is OSI’s current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He works at the top of one of the world’s largest supplier of food products along with Donald G. McDonald, Chief Operating Officer and Bill Weimer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. This group of men along with the board of directors guides OSI as it builds its operating capacity. Currently, OSI has 65 facilities, 20,000 employees operating in 17 countries.
OSI’s global food network consists of vendors that are required to deliver healthy animals for slaughter. These vendors undergo strenuous evaluations to determine if they are following established standards. OSI follows strict quality control standards to ensure the food is clean and free of contamination and disease.
In 1970, Sheldon Lavin joined Otto and Sons, the precursor of OSI. Since starting to work for OSI, he has risen to the top ranks of the company. He started his professional career owning a consulting firm, Sheldon Lavin and Associates, Inc., which he operated successfully for fifteen years. As he has led OSI, he has taken the company to its current multi-billion dollar level of production.
He started when OSI was still named Otto and Sons. As he worked with OSI, the company has expanded to include several divisions: OSI Group LLC which includes OSI Industries LLC; OSI International Foods LLC; OSI International, Inc.; and Vista Processed Foods Pvt. Ltd. Sheldon Lavin is still heading OSI’s innovation and expansion in Asia and Europe.
Sheldon Lavin was born in 1932. Lavin majored in accounting and finance at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois in business. His entire professional life has been spent in Chicago, Illinois.
OSI headquarters are located in Aurora, Illinois and it has facilities located strategically all over the world with the bulk of their facilities located in the U.S., Canada, Europe, India and Asia. OSI produces food products in the form of dough products, vegetables, fish, meat and poultry. The products are sold to food service distributors, industrial, restaurants, private-label and retail food establishments.
Sheldon Lavin uses his status as the CEO of OSI to benefit the charities near and dear to his heart, Ronald McDonald House Charities and The Sheba Foundation, which focuses on lifting up socially disadvantaged women and children. These are just a couple of the various charities he supports with financial gifts and volunteering his well honed stewardship.
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