Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI group, and it has been his impressive leadership skills that have driven the company’s expansion efforts over the last decades. While the company began as a small meat market and butcher shop located in the west side of Chicago, it now has over 65 locations all over the globe. Lavin’s focus isn’t only on growing the company; however, because he is just as concerned with maintaining its sustainability and green practices. Using a strategic method that is market-based, the company has purchased a spread of other companies in recent years to further expand its offerings.
Sheldon Lavin joined forces with OSI Group during the 1970’s when the company was one of the main suppliers of hamburger meat for McDonald’s. He quickly became a partner in the company, which was being run by two brothers who were the sons of the original founder of the company, Otto Kolschowsky. With his range of related skills and talents, Sheldon Lavin helped to push OSI onto the world’s stage by aiding with its expansion into other parts of the world. He also helped the company to grow its operations in the United States where new facilities were erected on a steady basis.
At the beginning of the 21st century, Sheldon Lavin helped OSI Group to grow-out its poultry operations. Through many different joint ventures and purchases, the company was able to see its profits steadily rise, and in 2004, Lavin helped it to team up with companies in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada. Specifically, a joint operation with Select Ready Foods gave OSI group a foothold into the Canadian market. Lavin also helped the company to partner up with EDEKA, in Germany, which is a popular supermarket chain.
After this, Sheldon Lavin helped OSI Group to extend its reach into the European market through a couple of key acquisitions. One of these was the purchase of Baho Foods, which is food company that operates in the Netherlands and Germany. The other was Flagship Europe, which is a company that distributes a large amount of food-related products all over the United and Europe, at-large. Lavin continues, today, to seek out profitable joint ventures and acquisition possibilities that can continue to take the company to the next level, and he is doing all of this while keeping OSI Group focused on becoming a worldwide leader in green innovations.
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SWball June 2, 2018
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