Sheldon Lavin works as the Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, a food producing company that offers its services globally in seventeen countries and with 20, 000 employees. The company has grown while utilizing cutting-edge technology in food production and processing. OSI started as a McDonald’s suppliers and has grown into an international food supplier under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin who has propelled the company success since 1975.
Sheldon introduced the company to the new technology in food production, and reservation that is very effective and will reduces environmental pollution in the operation process. He made Sustainability a key operation decision at OSI. The move has made both the company and the CEO to be recognized and given awards including California Green Business Award, Global Visionary Award, the environmental award from the North America Meat Institute, and the honor from the British Safety Council.
Sheldon Lavin was an investment manager in 1970 when OSI Group, then known as Otto & Sons was seeking financial assistance for expansion. Lavin helped the company secure the funding, and the company requested him to have a stake in ownership, but he refused. Later on, in 1975 when the company was seeking more funding for expanding internationally, Sheldon was asked to be a partner, and that is when he became the CEO and Chairperson at OSI Group.
OSI expanded and one of the partners retired leaving Sheldon Lavin in control of one half of the company. In 2002, the other partner retired leaving Lavin in total voting control. Under his leadership, OSI Group expanded and had become a big corporation with an estimated net worth of $6.1 billion and ranked as the 58thmost prominent private organization in 2016.
Sheldon Lavin is committed to ensuring that sustainability is part of the company’s daily operation. The company created the Chief Sustainability Officer position in 2017 who is responsible for overseeing the international sustainability plans as well as helping in developing them and guiding their implementation. Under Sheldon Lavin management, the OSI Group won the California Green Business Award in 2016 for the Riverside OSI outlet.
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