Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and CEO of OSI Food Group. He has experience and background in the banking and finance industries. Sheldon Lavin is an intelligent and competant individual who has led OSI Food Group to earning over $6 million in revenue annually. He is a financial genius and his expertise will continue to help OSI Food Group grow.
Lavin always knew that he wanted to work in the global food industry, and after graduating with a degree in finance, he began this career as a banking investor and financial consultant. His vision was to help businesses in the global food industry secure the funds they needed to thrive. His journey with OSI began with him securing the capital needed to expand back when OSI was just a small, family business known as Otto & Sons. Because Otto & Sons became so successful from that expansion, some would say that Otto & Sons was lucky to have worked with Sheldon Lavin. Lavin sees it the opposite way. He believes that he was the lucky one, and that Otto & Sons was his big break. As the company continued to grow, Lavin became a partner in the company. When his partner retired, he took over as CEO. Lavin helped OSI become a global phenomenon in the food processing and distribution industry. In 2017, the company was ranked #58 on Forbes’ list of the Top 100 Private American companies. Lavin has won several awards for his exemplary performance. One of awards was the Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy in 2016.
Among all other things, Sheldon Lavin is a philanthropist. He supports many charitable organizations, including The Ronald McDonald House. This charity provides support to families that have children coping with mental illness. He is also President and Director of The Sheba Foundation, a family charitable foundation that supports Ethiopan Jewish communities in Israel. Lavin continues to be one of the most successful CEOs in America.
Anthony Petrello, better known as just Tony Petrello is often mischaracterized because he has a lot of influence as CEO of one of the world’s largest oil drilling companies. He’s been with Nabors Industries based in Houston for over 20 years and has been in charge of one of the world’s largest fleet of rigs and offshore modular equipment during this time. At one time his salary reached over $60 million for yearly compensation, making him a higher paid CEO than anyone on Wall Street, but this is really not what Petrello should be remembered for.
Tony Petrello is proud to support the work in neurological research at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston conducted through the Dan and Jan Duncan Institute at that hospital. Petrello got involved here because his daughter Carena is a victim of periventricular leukomalacia and has had daily struggles that Tony and his wife Cynthia have worked to help her get through. He’s wanted to help future children who might be born with this disease have a chance for a cure, and as friends of Dan and Jan Duncan he’s donated $7 million to their research institute and has encouraged others to do the same.
More recently, Tony Petrello gave over $100,000 to help out with Hurricane Harvey victims this last fall. This hurricane, one of the deadliest in history brought a lot of people together in effort to help the people of Houston and the rest of the Texas coast recover from the damages, and after the hurricane hit Nabors Industries allowed and encouraged employees to help out with the relief. Petrello promised to compensate every employee who helped with the cleanup and providing services such as hot meals, and the $173,000 he donated matched a fundraiser that the company had done during that time. Petrello is not originally from Texas, but he’s been proud to call it home.
Tony Petrello came from New Jersey and was considering a career as a math professor after getting both his bachelor’s and master’s in the field at Yale. He decided instead to go into law and completed his J.D. in 1978. He specialized in financial law in areas such as regulations and tax compliance while serving at Baker & McKenzie where he later became partner. He stayed there until 1991 when Nabors Industries who had been a client at the firm offered him the position of Chief Operating Officer. Petrello became CEO in 2011 when former Nabors CEO Eugene Izenberg passed away.
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Food manufacturers with international operations have to keep a myriad of things in mind while catering to the palates of consumers and some of these considerations include government regulations, cultural limitations and finding talent in different geographical locations. One of the companies that have successfully managed to adhere to the various guidelines is the OSI Group, led by David McDonald.
As the president of the OSI Group, David Mc Donald has ensured that his firm is positioned very well in the international network and he has also improved the sustainability of his company in the global food sector. According to him, the international operations are scaled in size; however, the teams that are in place in various countries consist of local talent that understands the importance of cultural sensitivity. These dedicated teams help in improving efficacy while providing solutions on a local platform.
The OSI Group’s headquarters are in Illinois, yet this global Mughal in the food sector ensures to cater to the diversified needs of customers at all the locations. Right from protein-rich items like sausage links, beef patties until sandwiches and pizzas, this private corporation provides high-quality food products to 17 countries through their 50 manufacturing and distribution facilities.
David McDonald has been striving to expand the OSI Group’s presence in China even further, and although this company has been catering to the needs of the residents of this country for the last 20 years, David McDonald believes that there is more to be done. As of now, eight manufacturing centers of the OSI Group exist in China, and an additional two new factories will soon be set up to make this firm the largest meat producer in the country. As of September last year, this enterprise has also made headway with an improved plant located in Henan Province. Also, a joint venture with Zhoukou and DOYOO has been planned to ensure that OSI remains one of the largest vertically integrated meat production operations in China. Some of the brands that the OSI group is associated to within this country include McDonald’s, Papa John’s Burger King, Subway, and Starbucks.
David McDonald believes with conviction that China is and will remain to be the quickest growing consumer markets in the world mainly due to reasons such as the power of the population, especially since due to the increased purchasing power of people living in this nation. David McDonalds also stated that there are many clients in China who have seen significant growth in the last few years and the OSI Group aims to keep up with this clientele.
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