Food industry leader and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin is considered to be one of the most revered and successful businessmen in the world. OSI Group led by CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald is the fastest growing food provider in the world. OSI under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin is stationed in 17 countries and employs over 200,000 employees all across the globe. The international growth seen lately is considered to be the result of the leadership of Sheldon Lavin himself. We recently sat down with Mr.Lavin to speak a little more about the attributes that made him such a success as well as his vision for the future of OSI Group.
How did you get involved in the food industry?
Mr.Lavin states that his involvement came in the form of a hired consultant for OSI Group when the company was planning on establishing a plant in the Chicago area. Quickly becoming one of the most trusted and knowledgable advisors would lead him to become Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Can you elaborate on the Family culture within OSI Group?
The family culture is deeply rooted within the company, says Mr.Lavin. furthermore. for the company this isn’t simply a phrase, Mr.Lavin states that he informs his employees to call him by his first name and when it comes time for lunch, everyone has lunch together, from executive to lower level employees.
What is your hopes for OSI Group in the future?
Mr.Lavin comments that if he ever chooses to retire he hopes that the company goes to the “Nth” degree in relating to operations. He further states that he is confident that the company holds some of the best leaders and most talented employees.
Mr.Lavin ended our interview by stating that first and foremost the focus of the company will always be the wellbeing of their employees.
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