Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and Chairman of the OSI Group, and he has been with the company for decades, through thick and thin. It was during 1970 that he helped the company, which was originally named Otto & Sons after its founder Otto Kolschowsky, to get the financing it needed. Through Lavin’s keen vision and leadership skills, the company outgrew its domestic roots as a food processing company and quickly became a global leader in the food industry. Today, OSI Group has over 60 locations in 60 separate countries all over the world.
In February 2016, Sheldon Lavin was given a Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy, which is an award that honors visionaries who have worked hard to turn their ideas into realities. Lavin was specifically honored for creating jobs for people all over the globe, and he has earned the award after all of his hard work with OSI Group. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI has won many different awards related to sustainability and the environment, as well, and he hopes that after his work is done, the next generation of leadership in company will continue to make OSI a leader in these areas.
Today, OSI Group, under Sheldon Lavin’s watch, is over 20,000 employees strong, and while the company is known for offering some of the best food options in the world, that is not all it is known for. One of the greatest things about OSI, is its corporate culture and the way that it treats its employees. A lot of this stems back to Sheldon Lavin who strongly believes that the employees of any company should be treated like family. It is this exact belief that has many people wanting to work for OSI, and Lavin welcomes them with open arms. On top of treating their employees like family, OSI Group, continues to treat the members of its employees families like family, as well. This is something extra special that Lavin is proud to be a part of.
Sheldon Lavin doesn’t stop his giving and generosity when he leaves work; instead, he continues it on a daily basis in his regular life. Part of his work to make the world a better place has to do with his donating Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, Jewish United Fund, the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, and the United Negro College Fund.
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