Sheldon Lavin is a successful business leader and has been serving OSI Group as the chairman and CEO. OSI Group is a leading food processing company in the world, and their main operations include manufacturing and packaging meat and food products. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, the company supplies their products and services to both retail and major foodservice sectors. Lavin first joined the company as a partner, but later in the year 1970, he became an active leader in OSI industries. The company by this time was owned by Mr. Otto and his sons and thus carried the name, Otto & Sons Company. The company had an opportunity for growth and expansion in the 1970s based on the fact that they had a chance to be a key supplier of hamburgers at McDonalds Corporation. However, due to some financial hitches, the company was not able to deliver, and this is when Sheldon Lavin stepped in to help in financial decision making.
McDonald’s management recommended for his active involvement in the company because they trusted in his potentiality to bring the giant food processor to greater growth. Lavin worked towards this goal, and he managed to help the company acquire funds from different financial institutions, and this marked the beginning of their spectacular growth journey. Apart from providing financial advice to the company, he also spearheaded the efforts to acquire investments and businesses abroad. During this era, Mr. Otto retired, and Lavin became a partner with his sons, and the name of the company was changed to OSI Group. Sheldon Lavin’s main goal was to help the company gain more clients not only in Illinois but also in the outside world. His efforts were not in vain, and after some years of working hard, he managed to purchase a controlling interest in the company.
Sheldon Lavin was able to change the perspective of the food processing industry, and his main focus became investment on large scale operations so that the company can handle multilayered supply chains. While he may have achieved a lot on his own, Lavin believes in working with ambitious and like-minded people individuals. Through the combined efforts with his team, he has become remarkably successful in the meat and food processing industry. Sheldon has mastered key factors to growth and success in business, and these include teamwork, a collaborative culture, utilization of new technologies, paying attention to consumer preferences and provision of necessary resources for every operation. This trend makes him a successful and smart businessman.