Sheldon Lavin has been working hard since the 1970s to make OSI Group a better company. He serves as its chief executive officer and chairman and has continued to stay active in pursuing the company’s goals. His early days with OSI were spent helping to raise finances for the company, and it was him who helped to finalize a deal that would see McDonald’s and OSI Group expanding together overseas. Lavin has helped OSI to grow out of its role as a domestic food company to a global force that has locations in 17 countries.

In 2015, Sheldon Lavin was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the business world of Chicago. He was also honored with a Global Visionary Award, which was given to him by India’s Vision World Academy in 2016. Lavin has expressed his gratitude for being chosen for these awards and has also given credit to the people who work hard for him and OSI. He has also been steadily working to improve OSI’s sustainability and environmental standards and has made a lot of progress with this. He is hoping that he will be able to, someday, pass this work down to the next generation. Visit to learn more about Sheldon Lavin

Sheldon Lavin, first, became involved in the meat processing industry after helping Otto Kolschowsky and his family to raise the money they needed to build a facility in the west side of Chicago. He always wanted to be the owner of a company and eventually became the owner of OSI. It was always his mission to expand OSI so that it became an international company. He admits that he was able to do this due to the fact that OSI operates as an entrepreneurial company. He has also commented that OSI is ran like a family and that the business culture of the company is very different from most other companies.

Sheldon Lavin also partakes in philanthropy and has been involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charities for many years. He also contributes to other charitable organizations that help the communities that OSI Group serves in. He plans on continuing to help out where he can and plans on working with OSI for as long as possible.