Sheldon Lavin studied accounting and finance. Upon graduation, he found a job in the world of finance and consulting. He met Otto Kolschowsky, who owned a facility that processed meat. After several interactions with the family, he became the business owner. Lavin fulfilled his dream of becoming a successful businessman. Within a few years of operation, the food processor became known as OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin currently serves as the CEO of the firm. From the outset, Lavin’s vision was to transform the company into an envied world-class leading food processor.
He succeeded since the facility operates in 17 states with about 60 facilities universally. It has also increased its variety of products to include protein, sauces, and baked goods. Sheldon Lavin has been innovative in the global expansion of the company. To start with, the business professional has cultivated a team work culture at the processing plant. People serving at the company are, therefore, recognized for their input at work. Everyone meets at luncheons. The culture has nurtured a viable system of communication. Lavin has also been a good listener. His office is easily accessible to all.
The management enjoys the innovative approaches implemented in production. Coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit he has worked to nurture at various levels of the firm; it’s no surprise that the facility is vastly dominating the international food sector. Dictates operate many companies in the same category. However, OSI Group is operated by a liberal business leader. Sheldon Lavin has instigated rules and strategies to be followed, thereby allowing staff to implement their entrepreneurial spirit. Besides business, Lavin is passionate about his philanthropic work. He gives back to the local community. He implores his staff to do the same. The entrepreneur has also fostered a giving culture in the communities where OSI Group operates.
In 1909, a German immigrant established OSI Group. The family meat business was first located in Oak Park. In 1917, Kolschowsky expanded it into a wholesale retail. He then relocated the business to Maywood, a Chicago suburb. The business became Otto & Sons. It established an excellent reputation for providing quality meats.