Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group Sheldon Lavin is considered to be on the most revered and sought-after talents in the food production industry. Sheldon Lavin has a plethora of experience in the food industry spanning all the way back to the ’70s when Lavine helped finance OSI Group or Otto & Sons as it was called at the time. The board of directors found Sheldon Lavin’s talents and innovative mindset to be so crucial to the company that they appointed him the head of what is today known as OSI Group. Those assumptions of Sheldon Lavin would come to true as he would end up taking the company from a decent size national company to a global conglomerate. We recently sat down with Sheldon Lavin to go a little more in-depth about himself and OSI Group as a whole.
How did you become apart of OSI Group?
Lavin states that his involvement with the company was supposed to be a one and done deal with him helping to finance OSI Group, however, he would soon find himself becoming more a part of the daily functions of the business eventually leading to him purchasing the company.
What was your vision for the company when you took over?
The vision for OSI Group moving forward was always to maintain the original goal of the company which was to provide the highest quality product to retailers and restaurants but to also expand the companies operations to a global scale as well as to innovate the product.
What were some of the key component of creating such a successful company?
Sheldon Lavin states that it is the freedom that employees of the company have. Sure we have rules and regulations, however, the company runs more like a family, says Lavin. He further states that the entrepreneurial spirit that employees have allows them to grow and help innovate our products and production.
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