About OSI Group
OSI Group is located in Aurora, Illinois. It’s a meat processing company with over 20,000 employees serving the retail food and service industries. Its products range from beef patties, bacon, hot dogs, pizza, and vegetable products. It started in 1909 as a humble butcher shop and meat market. Today, it’s a world-class company with over 65 facilities in operation and partners all over the world. Sheldon Lavin is the current Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group.
Sheldon Lavin’s Tenure at OSI Group
Sheldon Lavin joined the OSI Group over four decades ago. Previously, he was an investor and bank executive. His experience in banking and investment has helped him steer OSI Group to success. Today, he continues his legacy to grow OSI Group using strategic market-focused methods. Since the 1970s, Sheldon Lavin has been instrumental in the growth of OSI Group after becoming its third partner. A decade later, he acquired half of the company’s shares after one of the original brothers sold his shares. Today, aged 85 years, Mr. Lavin is still passionate about sustainable, eco-friendly, and socially responsible business practices. As a philanthropist, Sheldon Lavin is passionate about giving back to charity work.
Since joining OSI group, Sheldon Lavin has helped the company experience exponential growth. In the early 2000s, OSI Group ventured into acquisitions after it entered the fresh produce market in China. Besides, it came into Australian market after acquiring a beef processing plant. In 2006, OSI Group showed an interest in the American poultry industry. In 2010, it expanded into Japan after opening a meat production industry. OSI Group intends to consolidate its presence in India followed by Canada
In 2016, OSI Group opened several flagship stores in Europe to help distribute its meat and food products throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Oliver James Company has recently teamed up with OSI Group to expand its product base in frozen poultry and sauces. Since then, Oliver James Company has developed its resources beyond frozen and convenient meats to marinades and food supplies throughout the European markets.