Sheldon Lavin: A Proud Legacy in the Global Food Processing Industry & Beyond
Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and Chairman of the OSI Group, www.osigroup.com, located in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a great asset to the company since 1970 when the company was known as Otto & Sons. He was involved in financing of company at that time, and he has acquired extensive industry knowledge. And with Lavin on the company’s side, they grew expeditiously from a local domestic food processing organization to a global industry leader. His company is now located in 16 different countries in over 60 locations. His focus for the OSI Groupon includes food safety, sustainability, and green practices. Lavin also serves as the President of OSI International Foods Ltd, and as the General Trustee of Rush University Medical Center. He previously served as National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Director.
Due to Lavin’s extraordinary service and devotion, he was rewarded a Global Visionary Award on February 20, 2016 by India’s Vision World Academy. The awards ceremony was held at the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. This award honors visionaries in different industries who’ve turned dreams into reality with the demonstration of persistence and perseverance to accomplish their goals. Lavin stated that he was humbled and honored to be awarded this highly prestigious award, and he is really proud of his life’s work in assisting OSI Group growth level of being the international powerhouse it is today.
For several years now, Lavin has been involved in the Ronald McDonald House Charities. He also has been participating in other charities. Lavin also gives generous donations to charities for college funds, chronic illnesses, and Jewish organizations. One of the things he’s mostly proud about is helping the community while growing his company. He has a wife and three children.
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