How Sheldon Lavin the CEO of OSI Group Industries is Expanding into New Markets in Europe

The career of Sheldon Lavin in the meat processing industry can best be summed up by the adage that Rome was not built in one day because it spans over four decades.

A man who formerly owned a financial investment agency, and a leading investor and top executive in the banking industry, Mr. Lavin started the meat career as an outsider, but over an extended period, he has risen through the administrative ladders of several companies to become the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group LLC. His achievements are seen in how he has transformed the McDonald-centered burger business into the primary supplier of a variety of food products, services and retail brands to international dealers and consumers.

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OSI Group conglomerate includes companies like OSI International Foods, LLC operating in the US, OSI Industries LLC, and OSI International Inc., which acts as the leading holding organization for all the international investments of the group. The path the led to the success of Sheldon Lavin began in 1970 when he made arrangements for Otto & Sons, the parent of the OSI group to get financing. When Otto & and Sons built a meat factory, they became the chief supplier of hamburgers to McDonald Corporation in the Midwest after securing funding through the help of Lavin. The bank requested him to accept a position of ownership. At first, he declined, but later he agreed on the condition that he would have the same level of financial leverage with them if he became a partner.

From 1975 his involvement in Otto & Sons increased as the company searched for investments overseas. When the father retired from the business, he became a partner with the two sons, and in 1970, he was asked by McDonald to join the company full time. From the 1970s to 1980s the company expanded into North America, Taiwan, South America, China, Australia, South Africa, Japan, and the Philippines. Presently Lavin is 81 years old, and he is still expanding the company in Europe and Asia. He is involved in several charities like the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Jewish United Fund, and many others.

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