The longstanding chairman and the chief executive officer of Sheldon Lavin is a person who deserves a lot of recognition. The company has been able to employ over 20,000 employees and thus becoming a great contributor to the countries economy. It also happens to be one of the leading privately owned companies which have been able to expand within a short period. Another reason that makes him famous is the fact that he has been able to maintain the company’s glory for the last four decades he has been the company’s chief executive officer.
Sheldon Lavin is his name. The CEO of the leading supplier of foods across the world. Some of the subsidiaries of OSI Group are OSI International Foods, OSI Industries and the group has more than 70 facilities in 17 countries across the entire globe.
Education and Career Background
Sheldon Lavin was able to pursue finance and accounting during his early days. His skills enabled him to run a very successful financial consulting company before he decided to join the famous Otto & Sons. That was back in 1970 before the company had penetrated the international markets. His company used to work with Otto & Sons to help them secure the funding necessary for the company’s growth and expansion. He acted as a consultant before becoming a full-time employee of the company.
It is through this professionalism and expertise that Sheldon Lavin was asked to join them in their business and a full-time partner. He became the company’s chief executive officer upon the retirement of Otto. By 1980, Sheldon had gained 50% of the company’s controlling stake. In the late 1990’s the last partner decided to retire and thus enabling him to take 100% of the company’s ownership.
During his tenure as the company’s chairman, Sheldon Lavin helped the company expand from a family owned facility to a leader in the market. The global enterprise was now able to employ more than 20,000 individuals in their 70 facilities. They also managed to spread to other 17 countries during his tenure which he still believes that the company has more potential.
At age 82, Sheldon is very active in the affairs of the company and has always worked with passion towards raising the company’s status. He is still the person behind the decision making and has a team of departmental heads who have a lot of experience in the industry. The group enables him to have an easy task of implementing decisions.
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