When many people hear the name Sheldon Lavin, they think of the business colossus at the helm of the OSI Group, an organization with over 20,000 workers, 70 facilities and hundreds of millions of customers all over the world. While all those things are true, Sheldon Lavin is much more than that. At heart he is a loving, caring individual that is deeply concerned about his staff, satisfying growing customer base and making sure his company’s policies and practices protect his workers and the environment and produces the tastiest, most nutritious products possible.
A husband and father, Sheldon Lavin has an abiding love for family. While he has grown the OSI group from a small family meat market into an international food processing giant, he has managed to maintain the family atmosphere within the company. He regularly has lunch with rank and file members of the company and everyone is encouraged to call him by his first name. Lavin has worked hard to create thoughtful programs that benefit not only the employees of the OSI Group, but their families as well. He has often said that the creation of those types of benefit programs is one of the things of which he is proudest.
Sheldon Lavin’s background is in banking and financial services. He became involved in the food services industry when the OSI Group approached his financial services company in the 1970s looking for the resources to expand. Lavin saw the company’s potential, got them the financing they needed and became one of their investors. When the company was for sale in the 1980s, Sheldon Lavin purchased it. He then created an ambitious plan to have the OSI Group take their high-quality meat, dough and vegetable products to consumers all over the world.
The vision Sheldon Lavin had for the company is now a reality. The OSI Group is a world leader in food processing and distribution. They have a presence in Europe, Asia, Australia, North, South and Central America and beyond. Sheldon Lavin’s company is praised worldwide for the culturally-sensitive food they provide for each unique market. Lavin and his company have also received many awards for worker safety and environmentally sustainable production practices. He believes these things are vitally important.
To Sheldon Lavin, the world is one big family and the OSI Group is helping provide this human family with the tasty, nutritious food it needs.
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