Sheldon Lavin is the CEO of OSI Group, LLC and he has an extensive background in the food and meat industries. Lavin also is quite active as President of OSI International Foods, Ltd. and he is involved extensively in the company’s day-to-day operations.
OSI Group, LLC got its start as Otto & Sons, a Chicago Butcher shop that offered its customers excellent service and products since the early 1900s. Over the years, Otto & Sons became a regional meat provider on a retail and wholesale basis. In 1970, Sheldon Lavin was very involved in the financing of Otto & Sons which led to the company becoming OSI Group, LLC with Lavin in a leadership role. Since then, OSI Group LLC. has grown from a regional food distributor to an international concern and industry leader. At the present time, there are over 60 locations in 60 different countries around the world.
OSI has received various sustainability and environmental awards for its care in the protection of the environment. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI led the way with the responsibility of leaving the environment in better shape than when the company began in a particular area. In February of 2016, Lavin was awarded the Global Visionary award by the Vision World Academy of India.
Lavin instills corporate responsibility and environmental values to all leaders in the company with the expectation that future company leaders will also continue to make the care of the environment a major corporate priority in the future. Sheldon Lavin not only oversees the international scope of OSI, he is also the active President of OSI International Foods, LTD. He has a daily schedule with the operation and is actively a part of the many operations of the company. According to Lavin, having a hand in this venture keeps him updated and fresh from the standpoint of changing industry conditions.
Even with all his corporate duties, Lavin is very involved in charitable endeavors. His work with the Ronald McDonald House Charities and others keep him active outside of corporate duties. He is also very proud of the fact that he and his wife have been able to raise three children as well as being able to give back to the community over the years.