Sheldon Lavin, Chairman OSI Group

Currently, the OSI Group is the most significant food provider in the globe. The company has more than 20,000 workers within its 65 firms in 17 nations. OSI Group has grown from humble beginnings to become a leading corporate organization in the world. The company is still increasing due to the modern globalized economy. The history of the company can be traced back to the American immigrant experience. During the early 20th century, there were high rates of Germans migrating to America. Otto Kolschowsky was among the Germans who arrived in Chicago at this time. During this time, Chicago city was an entry point for new immigrants as well as a center for industry.

Two years later after arriving in America, Otto decided to start a small retail shop to sell meat to people in his community. The business did well which encouraged Otto to expand it to a wholesale. Additionally, he had to move some of his operations to Maywood, a Chicago suburb. In the next decade, the business expanded gradually from a family owned, immigrant business to be rebranded Otto and Sons in 1928. By 1970, Sheldon Lavin was working for Otto and Sons as the investment consultant as well as a partner.In Spain, OSI Group has a facility in Toledo. The company lately expanded the ability of this facility to process chicken.

A high capacity production line has been added to the facility. The production line will see the Spain plant increase its chicken production to 24,000 tons. Previously, the plant was able to produce 12,000 tons. With this expansion, the facility will provide a total of 45,000 tons of beef, pork, and chicken products.Sheldon Lavin is the chief executive officer and chairman of OSI Group. Sheldon has an extremely high resume in the food and meat processing sector. Sheldon Lavin is currently OSI International Foods Ltd.’s president. In addition to this, Lavin has a comprehensive knowledge of the food processing industry having worked in the sector since 1970. Sheldon Lavin has received several awards because of his contributions toward bringing OSI Group on the international map such as the Global Visionary Award.