Sheldon Lavin Success in the Food Processing Industry

Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and CEO of OSI Group. He also serves as president of OSI International Foods Ltd with over 70 facilities in 17 countries. Mr. Lavin is the general trustee of Rush University Medical Center and served as the director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Sheldon is a finance professional with a great career as an investor in the banking industry and has operated a successful finance consulting firm before joining Otto & Sons. His consulting firm secured funding for expansion by working closely with food processing companies.

He has an unparalleled track record in the meat and food processing industry. His extensive knowledge in the industry started in 1970 where he participated in Otto &Sons financing, eventually growing to OSI Group.

Lavin is a visionary entrepreneur he has grown OSI Group from a domestic food processing company to an international industry leader. He aims at developing the business to a world-class food processing industry.

Sheldon Lavin Achievements

Mr. Lavin managed to propel the company from family owned business to a global enterprise, creating job opportunities for over twenty thousand individuals in facilities based in17 countries. Through his efforts, OSI Group is among the 50 top private organizations, with revenue of more than $6 billion. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement in 2015 by RSM US LLP for his commitment to service.

Sheldon outstanding accomplishment in positioning OSI Group onto the international platform won him the Global Visionary Award on 20th February 2016 awarded by India’s Vision World Academy at a ceremony held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. Global Vision Award is recognition for having transformed his visions to reality.

Since Lavin took over as the CEO, OSI Group has extended its operation around the globe, landing it on a long list of awards. Some of which are, Globe of Honor by British Safety Council, awarded in 2016 to OSI Food Solutions for its risk management strategies. OSI Group was too honored by an environmental award on 25 November 2016.


Sheldon wishes that OSI Group will continue to climb the ladder of success even in the hands of the next generation of corporate leaders. He is committed to mentoring the future leaders dedicated to the growth of their companies with a vision that embraces an expansion of global market and opportunities for their employees. OSI Group success lies among the loyal, talented people who have worked together despite their profession and corporate level.


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