Many corporations today are operated from a traditional structure. Though it’s good to operate under a certain structure, this can sometimes limit the possibilities of a company. Sheldon Lavin realized this and as a result OSI Group, LLC is not run like a typical corporation. His dedication was aimed at providing quality products, maintaining a healthy environment, and creating a workplace that keep employees happy. Due to the culture that Lavin has created in the OSI Group, LLC he has to received awards and recognition from the Vision World Academy and RSM US LLP. In 2016 India’s Vision World Academy honored Lavin with a Global Visionary Award because he contributed to OSI Group, LLC globalizing and helping to create jobs in different countries. Further recognition for his hardwork and dedication came from RSM US LLP in 2015.
Though Lavin is now the CEO of a very successful global company, he had humble beginnings as an investor and executive in the banking industry. These positions provided him enough knowledge and experience to start his own financial consulting firm. His financial consulting firm allowed Lavin to being investing in the meat industry in 1970 when he contributed to the financing of Otto & Son. His financing of Otto & Son helped him to secure an ownership position in the company. His LinkedIn Profile.
As Otto & Sons begin to expand, Lavin became more involved and even assisted the company to expanding worldwide. By the 1980s, the name of the company had changed to OSI Group, LLC and had expanded to countries such as Taiwan. Also, in the 1980s Levin’s interest in the company changed. He gained half of the controlling interest in the OSI Group after the original partners decided to sell out. Faster forward about thirteen years later and 100% voting control now belonged to Lavin. With complete voting control, Lavin directed the company to the powerhouse it is today. Currently, OSI Group, LLC has more than 55 facilities in 16 countries along with 20,000 employees.