Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group CEO

Mr. Sheldon Lavin is an 81-year old entrepreneur, who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the OSI Group.

A German immigrant by the name of Otto Kolschowsky started a family-owned meat market in the western part of Chicago, two years after moving to the United States.

They built up the business and it became known for provided fresh quality products.

As time went on, the name of the business was changed to Otto & Sons and they progressed in prominence. In fact, they were one of the primary businesses that supplied ground beef to McDonalds in the 1950s.

The two Kolschowsky brothers were ready to expand, but needed financial advice and help. This is where Sheldon Lavin enters the picture.

With a background in finance and accounting, Mr. Lavin had experience in the banking system, as well as his own consulting firm.

In the 70s, he joined the brothers, the name OSI Industries created and Shelton was able to give them advice on how to continue company growth.

After the brother’s retirement, Shelton Lavin became the head of the organization and it resulted in the business evolving into a prominent food and meat processing enterprise.

Under his leadership, the company has expanded to an international level. There are more than 70 facilities located in 17 countries, in which protein products, as well as baked goods, sauces and vegetable products are made.

He has no intention of stopping and added Baho and Tyson Foods to his successful business ventures in 2016.

Mr. Shelton Lavin is also involved in various charities, currently serving in the role of Chairman for the Ronald McDonald House.

He also is a big contributor to the Jewish Charities, The United Negro College Fund, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and other benevolent programs.

He survived his wife of 55 years and has three married daughters. In his spare time he enjoys being with them and his grandchildren.

OSI Group and David McDonald – Expansion and New Accomplishments

The food industry is a vast one and is saturated with giant companies some of which have been around for many a decade. OSI Group, LLC is one such establishment. It has been in the business for more than fifty years.

The company is providing supplies for some of the largest food chain restaurants operation on an international scale such as Burger King, Papa John’s, Subway, and the likes. OSI Group, LLC is led by Mr. David McDonald who is the President of the global corporation. He is based in Chicago. Before he was appointed to the position of President, Mr. David McDonald was working as the project manager of OSI. Up to date, Mr. David McDonald is a member of a few other institutions including the North American Meat Institute which Mr. David McDonald is the chairman of. Mr. David McDonald is also working at Marfig Global Foods S. A. as an independent director. He has been at the position since the end of 2008. Mr. David McDonald received his higher education from the Iowa State University and majored with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.

The corporation of OSI Group, LLC includes a number of branches which have headquarters in different parts of the world. The branches of OSI Group are OSI International Foods which is based in Australia, OSI Industries, LLC, based in the United States as well as OSI International, Inc. Over the decades of its operation, OSI Group, LLC has expanded its service from national to global. The expansion was swift and decisive thanks to the Chief executive officer of the company Mr. Sheldon Lavin. Today, OSI Group, LLC has a market in a few dozen countries. For the moment, the most promising market is China. The country has a huge population, and the demand is very high. The food chains OSI Group, LLC provides for are expanding raidly and so is the need for more products. OSI Group, LLC has to maintain operation and so the company is planning on expanding by creating a few factories in China. That way they will be able to satisfy the demand immediately.

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