Sheldon Lavin; the Man Behind the OSI Group
Sheldon Lavin is the current and long-standing CEO of the OSI group. Having amassed great financial experience over the years, Mr. Lavin enabled Otto and Sons acquire financing in 1970 and subsequently joined the company. In the 1980s, Mr. Lavin gained 50% controlling stake and subsequently went on to acquire the 100% after his partner retired more than 13 years ago.
During his tenure as the CEO of OSI group, Sheldon has propelled the company from a small family-owned business to a global enterprise employing more than 20000 individuals in more than 70 facilities in 17 countries. With revenue of more than $6 billion, the OSI group is among the top 50 privately owned organizations globally.
For his long-standing commitment to OSI group, Sheldon has earned numerous awards. Mr. Lavin’s most prestigious award is the 206 global visionary award by India’s vision world academy. The award aims at recognizing outstanding individual contributions towards humanity through perseverance and persistence to achieve their persistence to achieve their dreams. In 2015, he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by RSMUSLLP for his commitment to service and the Chicago business community. To know about OSI’s Sheldon Lavin Receives Global Visionary Award.
As a philanthropist, Mr. Lavin is a charitable being whose contributions weekend aimed at making his home town an overall better place. He contributes to various charities among them the Ronald McDonald House Charity, Jewish United Fund. In matters education Mr. Lavin contributes to the Evans Scholarship Funds, and United Negro College Fund among others.
Under Mr. Lavin’s leadership, the OSI group has not only seen major expansions in its operations globally but it has also received a long list of awards in environmental sustainability. Mr. Lavin wants to inspire a new crop of corporate socially responsible leaders dedicated to growing companies that contribute to global growth of commerce and that are focused on empowering their employees and bettering their lives.
Over his tenure as the CEO of OSI group, Mr. Lavin boasts of low employee turnover which he attributes to the company’s culture of employee empowerment. The organization focuses on teamwork and family.
Mr. Lavin is committed to the business culture and strategies that focus on its workforce, he believes in team work to make the dream work. Mr. Lavin ensures that his employees are well taken care of so they can deliver the best services to the OSI Group clientele. This culture has seen the OSI Group grow globally through the years and experience low employee turnover.
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