Sheldon Lavin Promotes Sustainability In Food Production

Sheldon Lavin is an accomplished CEO of the OSI Group. He is an executive who has led his company on a path of excellence through his innovative business management. Sheldon joined this business in the 1970s and has since then led the management of this company with zeal. One of the idea that he is implementing in is sustainable food production. He recognizes that sustainability has a significant role to play in the growth of today’s business.

With sustainability, the company can explore the rewards of cutting-edge technology available today. OSI Group has been an innovator in the food business for a long time and has led the pack when it comes to food production. It is currently the largest food producer in the world.

OSI group has a century-long history in food production business. A German immigrant started the company in 1909. Since then, the development of the company has been consistent in growth. It has managed to grow from one level to another due to the good leadership that it has enjoyed.

In the beginning, this company was a butcher shop. It developed into a leading supplier of the McDonald’s in the 1950s and later became a leading independent food producer internationally. The most significant growth in the company has taken place during the reign of Sheldon Lavin as the CEO of the company.

Sheldon Lavin who is in his twilight years has expressed confidence that the company will keep on winning in the international market since the nature of production methods that they are deploying are advanced and fit the bill for modern day needs. OSI Group is enjoying increased efficiency in production and environmental preservation by following the sustainable production methods.

Sheldon Lavin and the OSI Group has received rewards for using new techniques and strategies which embrace environment preservation. Some of the awards that have gone to Lavin and OSI Group as a company include Globe of Honour from British Safety Council, Environmental Award from North America Meat Institute and California Green Business Award and the Global Visionary Award given to Sheldon for his commitment to success through the OSI Group.

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OSI Group was founded in 1909 and started out as a small meat market and butcher shop in the west side of Chicago near oak park. The company was created by Otto Kolschowsky and eventually became Otto & Sons after his two sons went to work on it. Kolschowsky made a deal with McDonald’s that made it the first supplier of ground beef for the fast food chain, and by the early 1970s, a plant was built that would be dedicated solely to providing McDonald’s with food products. By the mid 1970s, Otto & Sons became OSI Group and began to expand into other regions in the United States as well as overseas. Today, OSI runs more than 65 facilities that exist in countries all around the globe and provides its customers with pork, poultry, beef, fish, vegetable products, and a whole lot more.

The last half decade, or so, Sheldon Lavin, the CEO and chairman of OSI Group, has been pushing to expand the company overseas more than ever. Ever since he came aboard with the company in the 1970s, he has been focused on growing OSI. One of the company’s latest moves saw it purchasing a former Tyson Foods plant in the south-side of Chicago. The facility measures out to 200,000 square-feet and will help to support another Chicago facility that is located nearby. The food plant was mainly set up for poultry production, but OSI can do much more with it, should they choose to do so.

OSI Group also recently acquired Flagship Europe, which will help it to reach more customers in the United Kingdom as well as other areas in Europe. Flagship Europe distributes frozen poultry, sauces, dressings, pies, dips, and sandwich fillings and should help to improve OSI;s position in the European market. Leadership in OSI has been very happy with the news because they know that this will introduce their company to new customers in new territories in the European market. OSI Group also recently purchased Baho Food, which will give it even more of a presence in Europe, and that is exactly what the company is looking for.

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