Joe Fagan

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May 03, 2019

Meet the Visionary, Sheldon Lavin

Sheldon Lavin is the current chairman and CEO of OSI Group, LLC. He also serves as the President of OSI International Foods Ltd. He is an extremely influential figure when it comes to large scale financial operations in the meat and food processing sector. In spite of his involvement in the industry as an entity, Sheldon Lavin has remained super active in the company’s activities.

Owing to his amazing performance in the meat and food processing industry, Sheldon Lavin received a Global Visionary Award in 2016. This award was offered by the Vision World Academy in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, on Saturday. The event was held in Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Global Visionary Award is meant to recognize any visionary who has ventured into any industrial field and successfully achieved his dreams. The stories of these visionaries are motivational as they reflect their continued perseverance in times of hardship and persistence when it comes to the achievement of set goals and objectives. 2016 was the fifth year that the Global Visionary Award was offered and it is meant to act as an inspiration to the younger generation. Having a visionary mentor to look up to will help you make greater achievements as you transform your dreams into reality.

Sheldon Lavin has had multiple achievements by running the financial operations of the OSI Group. He has guided this company from a small local food company to an international multi-billion dollar food processing firm. The company features about 60 locations found in 16 countries.

The OSI Group Company has a branch known as the OSI-Vista Processed Foods which has been part of the group since the year 1995. The company serves 8 locations across India and it offers a variety of custom-processed foods including meat, fruits, and vegetables.

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April 19, 2019

OSI Food Solutions’ Rise To Fame

The story of OSI Food Solutions is basically a rags-to-riches tale that began back in 1909. This global powerhouse wasn’t always the leader of the pack. OSI Food Solutions began its journey as a meat locker in Oak Park, Illinois. The company was run by Otto Kolschowski, and his two sons. Otto’s Meat Market was the company’s actual name during this time, but it would soon change its name to Otto & Sons in 1928. Business was booming for many years so the Kolschowski family decided to test their luck in food wholesale. This idea ended up changing the landscape in food services for up to 100 years later.

OSI Food Solutions is one of America’s biggest privately held companies. In 2018, the company reported to generating over $6 billion in revenue. Since 2011, OSI has increased its revenue each and every year. This Midwest-based food processor specializes in a number of cooking techniques, which has allowed it to produce a wide array of value-added protein products. This includes the techniques of searing, deep-oil frying, steaming, margination, char-grilling, baking and many more. In addition to that, OSI produces a variety of food products such as:

• Tofu

• Panini

• Chicken Fried Steak

• Beef Patties

• Pot Roast

• Chicken Wings

• Hot Dogs

• Desserts

• Tomatoes

• Flatbread

• Cooked Sausage Links

• And many others

OSI Food Solutions has a huge clientele-base that consists of quick-serve restaurants, large supermarkets, schools, small grocery stores and other food retailers. The company has broadened its presence in foreign countries via acquisitions of BAHO Food and Flagship Europe. OSI Food Solutions has literally changed the game by raising the bar higher than it has ever seen.

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