Sheldon Lavin got involved in the meat industry more than 43 years ago. He started as an outsider and has had a victorious profession as an executive and investor in the banking industry. Lavin, through his expertise in the field of finance, launched his own firm that provides financial consulting services. Since then, Sheldon Lavin has been serving at the OSI Group, LLC as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. OSI Industries, LLC specializes in the supply of burger. Under Lavin’s leadership, the company transformed from a small burger supplier into a global supplier to variety of retail and foodservice brands of food products. OSI Group consists of OSI International Foods, LLC based in the United States of America, OSI Industries, LLC, and OSI International, Inc. OSI International, Inc is a holding firm for all international investments carried out by the OSI Group. OSI Industries has employed almost 20,000 staffs worldwide. Lavin is delightful of the workers employed to work for the OSI group and the corporate intellectual achievement he has been able to instill in the company. Recently, Lavin was awarded the Global Visionary Award, a medal to honor visionaries specializing in different sectors who have made their dream a reality by showing persistence to meet their objectives on February 20, 2016. The crown was awarded to him by India’s Vision World Academy.
Lavin’s successful career in the meat industry started when organized financing for Otto & Sons Company in 1970. The company operates as a predecessor of OSI Industries, LLC. Moreover, Otto & Sons Company, through Lavin’s direction, had an opportunity to establish a meat processing center. The company also became hamburger supplier in the Midwest to McDonald’s Corporation but was in need of assistance to secure funding. As a result, the bank requested Lavin to own Otto & Sons Company, a position he refused because that is not what he did in his consulting profession. Nonetheless, he agreed to serve for the company as a financial consultant. Lavin became substantially involved in Otto’s investments operating overseas in 1975. After the father of the Otto sons retired from the business, Lavin partnered with the two sons. In the 1970s, the OSI Group continued expanding its branches across Europe and North America. In the 1980s, the company expanded its operations into Taiwan and South America.
Currently, at age 81, Sheldon Lavin is still involved in actively ensuring the expansion for the OSI Industries with precise focus on Europe and Asia. The OSI group has also expanded its operations having more than 55 establishments based in 16 countries offering support to McDonald’s and other clients worldwide. Lavin has contributed to a number of charities such as The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Jewish United Fund, and Inner City Foundation of Chicago. He has also financed and acted as an agent for Ronald McDonald House Charities.