Sheldon Lavin has been working with the OSI Group for the better half of four decades since he was first hired as a financial advisor in the 1970’s. Otto brought in Sheldon to help the company with their finances during a time of great success. During this time, Otto was looking to expand the company into new territory, which is one of the other roles that Sheldon had during his time consulting.
Before Sheldon was hired on at the company, Otto & Sons, as it was known before changing to the OSI Group, had been around for more than 60 years, starting up back in 1907. Thanks to the contracts with McDonald’s that formed in the 50’s with the new owner, Ray Kroc, OSI Group was able to expand rapidly for several years, beating out the rest of the competition in the region with ease.
The original owners of the company retired in the 1970’s leaving things over to Sheldon Lavin. Including the companies name, which was changed to OSI Group by Sheldon Lavin to put to rest the companies 70-year presence and give it a fresh new look.
OSI Group is easily one of the largest food processors today, but they also shine in other areas as well. This includes philanthropy, which is always on the to-do list for Sheldon Lavin. Over the years, he has made various contributions to the community through the OSI Group. Throughout his career, Sheldon has put a lot of emphasis on building a strong community and he has even worked to bring other companies into the same format.
Not only is this kind of behavior good for people in the community, but it also helps out the company, building their trust and reputation with the community, both locally and around the globe. This is just one of the few things that make OSI Group unique and allows them to reside as a leader in the food market today.
About Sheldon Lavin: cityscene.org/the-life-and-achievements-of-sheldon-lavin-osi-group-ceo/