Sheldon is the chief executive officer of the renowned OSI Group. He is devoted to seeing the company expand its image and presence internationally. Some of the major and striking achievements include the acquisition of companies such as the Flagship Europe and Baho Foods. In so doing, Sheldon Lavin is hopeful to bring more modern food processing facilities worldwide. Looking into his expertise, Lavin joined the meat industry 43 years ago following his success in banking career in a well-known consultant firm. Upon his appointment as the chairman and the chief executive officer, Lavin changed the corporation from local level to an international level of supplying food products. He is proud of the family-oriented culture in the firm that makes sure that the employee turnover is minimal hence the longevity of service.
Going into his leadership and career line, Sheldon Lavin joined the meat industry in the year 1970 which was then referred to as OSI Industries. OSI Group began expanding and putting up facilities in Europe and North America in the 1970s. By 1980s, the company had taken over to South America and Taiwan. Since then, the company has continued to expand to various places and countries across continents. Lavin has 100 percent voting control in the firm. The company has over 60 facilities in more than 16 countries around the world. Apart from the leadership aspect Sheldon Lavin is a passionate philanthropist who gets involved in various charitable events. These include Jewish United Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, and Evans Scholarship Fund among many others. He has been accorded some awards basing on the achievements both in his personal life and professionally. In 2016, Lavin was issued with the Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy in India. This kind of award takes note of various markets that have been able to meet their goals as a result of perseverance and complete competence. This was the fifth time receiving the award at the Academy in honor of distinguished visionaries.
In addition, under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group has been awarded the Globe of Honour Award that is awarded by British Council. This award recognizes the corporations and firms that develop innovative approaches towards reducing the environmental pollution and the effect of pollution. The company was a swell ranked 66th in the beverage and food market. The firm was also named the leading organization in the world by Forbes. All the awards were made possible by the presence of a great administration by Sheldon Lavin.