Sheldon Lavin is a prominent American businessman who is currently the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group. OSI Group is an Illinois based meat processing and food products company that has expanded its operations around the world under the leadership of Mr. Lavin.
In the 1970’s when Sheldon Lavin came to be part of what is now OSI Group, the company was called Otto & Sons Company. It was one of the top suppliers of meat for the McDonald’s restaurant chain.
Over the course of his involvement with Otto & Sons, Mr. Lavin became a partner, and then he purchased a controlling interest in the company. He had a vision to make OSI Group a much more far reaching company. He wanted to move the company away from being a supplier in one area to being a supplier with a global base. Sheldon Lavine also had the vision to expand the client base of the company so that the company was not overly dependent on a single source for its financial future.
OSI Group has expanded rapidly under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. The company has operations in Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa. The company is focused on building large-scale processing facilities that employ a number of people thus infusing money into the local economies.
One of the newest expansions by OSI Group under Mr. Lavin’s leadership is a poultry processing facility in Spain. Over the last few years, there has been an uptick in the amount of poultry consumed by Spanish and Portuguese consumers. This new facility will help to meet this growing demand.
The facility based in Toledo will process approximately 45,000 tons of meat each year with the expansion. The new expansion has over 22,000 square feet of space. When it is at full capacity, 160 new jobs will be created.
Sheldon Lavin continues to expand the operations of OSI Group. Under his leadership, the company has become a global leader in the food processing industry.