Although already on the top of the food production industry, OSI Group continues to seek innovative ways in their production methods in order to bring the best possible product to the consumer. Its humble beginnings from a neighborhood butcher shop to one of the worlds largest food manufactures is truly an incredible American story.
The growth and innovation of OSI Group since the mid-70’s has been under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. Lavin’s entrance to the company was, to say the least not very traditional. Before his time with OSI, Sheldon Lavin was working as an investment manager and bank executive. It was during this time that OSI sought the help of Sheldon Lavin in order to acquire funds for their planned expansion. Lavine’s role was played such a critical role that OSI’s bank insisted that Levin have a shared stake in the company. Levin declined the offer but still stayed to overlook the process as a consultant to the company. It was not until the mid 70’s that Levine was made a partner after the company decided that they needed to expand their business overseas. Visit discoverorg.com to learn more about Sheldon Lavin
It was Lavin’s push for innovation and new strategies that ultimately led OSI Group to partner with McDonald’s as the sole provider of their meats. Sheldon Lavin was not only looking for efficient ways to run the business, but his outlook was also that a company as big as OSI needed to do their part in protecting the environment as well, therefore, distribution centers and their process where converted to cause the least amount of damage to the environment. Sheldon Lavin’s efforts would catch the attention of the world as OSI would be recognized and awarded for their efforts. Some notable awards include the North American Meat Institute’s Environmental Award, California Green Busines Award and the Global Visionary award.