Sheldon Lavin is the current CEO and chairman of OSI Group. He has been part of this organization for the past 43 years when it was called Otto and Sons Company before being changed to OSI Group. With his education in accounting and finance, Sheldon worked as the financial advisor for the company.
Otto and his two sons were entirely in charge of the company, but this was until the year 1975 when Sheldon Lavin became an active member of the company. He had his share in the company when Otto retired from the business. Sheldon changed the name of the company to OSI from Otto & Sons.
During this period, OSI was facing some financial challenges and was unable to deliver services to the McDonalds who were their customer. Sheldon took this opportunity to prove his worth. He helped steer immense growth for OSI Group. As time went by, one of the sons decided to sell his interest while the other one retired and Sheldon took over OSI Group entirely.
Sheldon has been a purpose-driven man, and through this, he has managed to see the company succeed through global growth. OSI has been able to acquire many food handling organizations worldwide which include the Dutch Baho Food Controlling Stake, Joint Venture in UK, UK Flagship Europe, and the German Hynek.
Sheldon Lavin has managed to scoop different awards during his career journey. These include Safety Risk Award and other awards of participation which include service award for being President and Director of the Sheba Foundation, Trustee for Ronald McDonald House of Charities, Board Member of the Goodman Theatre and Board Member of Rush University Medical Centre. Sheldon Lavin also received a Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy in 2016.
With all these successes, Sheldon Lavin is a philanthropist. We see him participate in charities for providing housing and basic needs for families with chronic diseases, sick children and also support for college funds. He has been working with organizations like the McDonald House Charities, the Jewish Organizations, United Negra College and the National Sclerosis Society, just naming a few.