Leaders understand what the mission of the company is. They also know why the firm has been formed. With that said a superior leader grasps the basics of the organization thereby providing the right direction to the employees and senior executives. For Sheldon Lavin, who serves as the CEO of one of the most trusted food providers in the world, OSI Group, being a leader boils down to working with like-minded individuals with the aim of generating viable policies and strategies to expand the operations of the company.
Who Are We, What do we Offer?
OSI Group is an international food provider that has thrived in the hands of Sheldon Lavin for decades. The company started out as Otto & Sons when he moved to the United States of America as an immigrant from Germany. In 1973, he called upon Sheldon Lavin to help find a financer for the firm. Mr. Lavin played a pivotal role in the financing project thereby earning a spot in the leadership of the organization. In 1975, the name of the company changed from Otto and Sons to OSI Group with Lavin taking over as the CEO. Over the years, he has been helpful in expanding the firm’s portfolio. The past centuries have seen OSI Group expand its portfolio into Brazil, Austria, Germany, and Taiwan among other states and more
Around 2000, the company started major expansions in poultry operations. The acquisitions later broke into China, India, and Canada. Besides, there have also been several expansions in Spain Toledo where the firm bought a food processing and supplying plant. With the plant in place, the company has acquired additional client base.
For OSI Group to be this successful, it definitely relies on the leadership strategies instigated by Sheldon Lavin. Not only has he studied finance but also earned a professional qualification as a certified accountant. With his wealth of knowledge, he makes sure that the company is well positioned to leverage excellent services to clients. Other roles he has played include fostering the acquisition of Baho Foods, a company that supplies food to the Dutch.