Currently, Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and the CEO of OSI Group. He became involved with OSI Group in the 1970s. At the time, the firm was looking for a way to get financing for building a meat processing facility. This would help them in expanding the meat products that they provided McDonald’s with. Since the time he joined the company, Lavin has managed to make it a worldwide food supplier. OSI Group now operates in 17 countries and has more than 800 facilities.
When Sheldon Lavin started career in OSI Group, he was a consultant. He then became a partner of the firm in the year 1975. After this, Lavin helped the company to expand its operation to South America, Asia, and Europe. At the beginning of the 1980s, he managed to buy controlling interest and took over the company. He then came up with the culture of treating the employees of OSI Group as a global family. This has led to minimal staff turnover in the company. Most of the employees end up working for the firm for years.
OSI Group has managed to receive various rewards since Sheldon Lavin the Chief Executive Officer. Some of the awards that the company has received are for health management and environmental management. For instance, OSI Food Solutions UK was given the Globe of Honor Award. This award was given to them by the British Safety Council in the year 2016. The award was presented due to the efforts that Sheldon made in taking OSI Group to the international platform and also managing to create jobs all around the globe. The Global Visionary Award is usually given to visionaries found in any field who follow their goals and make their dreams a reality. Sheldon Lavin has also managed to get some awards for taking part in several services. Some of these services include being the director and the president of the Sheba Foundation and being on the board of the Goodman Theatre. Moreover, he is also a trustee for Ronald McDonald House of Charities.
Lavin is also a great philanthropist. He has actively contributed to various charities. Some notable charities that he is a part of include the Jewish United Fund, Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, the United Negra College Fund, Inner City Foundation of Chicago and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. These are just a few of the charities that Sheldon is involved in. He has engaged himself with numerous charities thus showing his generous nature.
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