The Contribution of Sheldon Lavin to OSI Group’s Success

One of the industries that are known to bring huge returns in the United States is the food industry. Even so, many companies have given their all and invested in this industry. Clearly, only companies with best strategies make it big in the industry. Lead by its chief executive officer Sheldon Lavin, the OSI Group has dared to dream big. Having conquered the American meat market, the company has primarily aimed at becoming a global company. This is a walk that Sheldon has gladly walked, being the cheerleader of the company. Sheldon has influenced the achievements of the company as well as its goals.

The career journey of Mr. Lavin in the meat industry began being scripted about four decades ago when he was requested to be the financial guide of Otto & Sons, now known as OSI Group. Before the appointment, Sheldon was working at a financial service industry. His diligence at work went unmatched, all the more reason that Otto & Sons noticed him. The dedication he had in his undertakings saw him being named the chief executive officer, few years into his service. He has continued to serve at OSI Group with utmost diligence, with a determination of making it a global company. As at the moment, OSI Group employs at least 200,000 employees, all who are under Sheldon Lavin. He is responsible for managing these employees.

Sheldon Lavin’s leadership has indeed stirred the growth of OSI Group. In the 1970 and 1980s, the company managed to open branches in Taiwan, The Philippines, South Africa, Japan, Australia as well as South America. Today, OSI Group has managed to open up at least 60 facilities across the globe. The exceptional leadership of Sheldon Lavin was appreciated in the year 2016. He was thus accorded the prestigious Global Visionary Award. The award is usually given to individuals who have exceptional service delivery. Under his leadership, OSI Group has received awards such as the Global of Honors award, usually given by the British Council. Companies that fit to be given this accolade are those that have devices strategies of reducing the environmental pollution.


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