Business, OSI Group

The Success of OSI Group under Sheldon Lavin’s Leadership

The 43 years’ experience of Sheldon Lavin in the food industry has made him transform from a financial expert career to a distinguished executive in one of the most successful meat companies in the world. His first experience in the food industry was when he joined OSI Group in 1970 when the company was still recognized as Otto & Sons. The small company then used to supply hamburgers to McDonald’s Inc.

His journey to OSI Group foundation

After Sheldon Lavin started working with Otto & Sons, the company began to expand as it looked for investments overseas. As the company progressed, Otto resigned due to his age and left his two sons to manage the business, and because of Lavin’s experience and knowledge in financial investment, he became a partner to the company. He helped Otto & Sons to get new ventures while securing sufficient funds that would help the company operate worldwide. To this end, the company changed its name to OSI Group, making it grow into a global brand. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin¸, the company has increased its revenue as well recruit a large number of staff.

Leading the company towards internationalization

Sheldon became the sole controller of OSI Group after the two sons sold to him their shares. Up to date, he still remains the chief executive officer (CEO) and is still continuing to foster its growth in the global market. Amidst the fact that the company has over 55 facilities distributed across the globe, Sheldon Lavin still pushes for the construction of more plants, particularly in China. In addition, the company has expanded its territories to Australia, Philippines, South America and India.

Awards earned during his tenure

Sheldon has been present with several awards since he landed his position at the company. His first award was the 2016 Global Visionary Award which he received as a result of his ability to create employment opportunities. During his tenure as the CEO and Chairman of the company, OSI Group received different awards which recognized its contribution to sustainable development and environmental conservation. Furthermore, he has been referred to as a philanthropist as he has participated greatly in charities. His contributions have supported different organizations including Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Chicago girls and boys Clubs, and the Jewish United Fund. Sheldon hopes that the company will be able to serve every country.

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OSI Group Expands Its Operations Nationally and Internationally

OSI Group is a private company based in Aurora, Illinois, USA. The company’s business revolves mainly on the provision of processed foods to the food service and retail industries all over the globe.

In a recent move to cover more territory in Europe OSI Group purchased a dominant supervisory ownership in Baho Food, which is a privately managed Dutch firm that is engaged in meat processing products along with other food products for the retail and food service sector. The merger and control agreement between the OSI Group and Baho Food is still underway.

Baho Food manages facilities in the Netherlands and in Germany together with its other holding companies namely QSmart Life, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, Vital Convenience, Frischwaren, and Genderland. The cited companies have around 60 years of presence in the industry of convenience snacks and foods along with the retail of deli meats that have been of service to customers covering 18 countries in Europe.

According to David G. McDonald, OSI Group’s Chief Operating Officer and President, the inclusion of Baho Food in OSI’s business in Europe will provide OSI with a larger market share in the European region. He said that Baho’s range of brands and products matches OSI’s present operating assets that enhance its ability to meet the different needs of the company’s clientele.

The Managing Director of Baho Food, John Balvers, will be retained together with his complete managerial team, who will work close closely with the Senior Management Leaders of OSI to develop a future program that will be beneficial for both companies in the long run.

John Balvers said that he is looking forward to working with the OSI Group, since OSI has successfully established a good relationship with its suppliers and customers. The combined assets of the two companies will give both the extraordinary leverage to serve their respective customers along with the capacity to provide more products and services. He added that the merger will hasten the attainment of their objectives and their steady growth for the future.

In conjunction with its procurement of Baho Foods’ s majority shares for management control, the OSI Group also publicly broadcasted its intention to purchase Tyson Foods in Chicago.

Amidst its merger and acquisition plans, OSI’ s main interest is the impact of its operations internationally as it endeavors to retain a viable and progressive relationship with the communities and people it serves within the food retail industry.

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