Food Processing

Accomplishments of Sheldon Lavin in OSI Group

Sheldon Lavin is the current OSI Group’s chief executive officer. OSI Group focuses on production and packaging of food and meat products. The organization is situated in Aurora, Illinois. Sheldon Lavin became involved in the company in the 1970s. At the time, the organization was undergoing a rough financial period and it could not deliver. Lavin took over as the company’s financial adviser. He oversaw funds acquisition from financial institutions and steered the company to growth.

In 1975, he aided the company in overseas’ business and investment sourcing. Lavin helped the organization reach a larger client base from delivering around Illinois to other places in the world. These include the Philippines, South Africa, North America, Asia, Europe and japan.

After working hard to broaden OSI Group operations across the world, Lavin acquired a controlling stake and became the owner of the company. Since then, he has succeeded in changing the opinions of the meat and food processing business worldwide. Lavin concentrates on large-scale production that enables the management of complex supply chains in the company.

In his efforts to continue expanding the business, Sheldon Lavin helped the company acquire Flagship Europe in 2016. The corporation took over Flagship Europe’s frozen poultry, condiments and pies. With OSI Group’s support, Flagship Europe will handle new opportunities in Europe. Recently, OSI Group expanded in Germany and Spain.

OSI Group also purchased Baho Food in Aug. 2016. The company is a Dutch business with branches all over the Netherlands and Germany. During the acquisition time, Baho Food supplied food to 18 nations in Europe. Under Lavin’s leadership, the group plans to increase the company’s production and sales.

Sheldon Lavin has imposed a collaborative culture in the organization. These result from his belief in teamwork. The collaboration has enabled the company to get a very low rate of employee turnover.

Sheldon Lavin has received various awards as OSI Group chief executive officer. The Vision World Academy of India gave him the Global Visionary Award on Feb. 20, 2016. The award recognizes visionaries in various fields who have achieved their dreams through determination and perseverance.

Furthermore, the company has won significant awards in his leadership. These include British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor Award. The award recognizes businesses that had advanced creative methods of reducing environmental pollution. The corporation also ranked 66 in the food and beverage market, and Forbes named it universe’s leading firm.

The Development of OSI Food Soutions

OSI Food Solutions is a meat processing company with its origin at Toledo, Spain. The firm provides quality beef, chicken, and pork products not just in the UK but across the world. The company has facilities in more than 23 countries across the globe. Early this year, the firm saw the completion of its expansion on the production of chicken products. The extension was as a result of the fast-increasing demand for chicken products in Spain and Portugal. The operation saw an increase in the production process of quality chicken products from 12,000 to 24,000 tons annually. Consequently, the total production of the processed pork, beef, and chicken output raised to over 45,000 tons annually.

The entire expansion added 20 more job opportunities to the initial 140 workforce. In the 20 posts is the product development manager. The work of the office is to manage the current products and introduce new products to the company’s portfolio. The expansion of the industry was to get ready for the anticipated continuous increase in demand for the meat products. The firm has modernized kitchens for the testing of the products and employs a qualified staff of chefs for the process.

The expansion of OSI Food Solutions encompasses an increase in the operation area by 22,600 square feet. The facilities fitted on the space is the new shipping and receiving area, production hall, hot water and nitrogen tanks, refrigerated rooms for waste container storage, and social space for workers. The development of OSI Food Solutions reaches far by acquiring the Tyson Food Plant. The acquisition of the plant showed the willingness to serve North America. Similarly, in the year 2017, the company purchased the Flagship Europe, the primary food distributor in the UK, and renamed it the Creative Food Europe.

OSI Food Solutions has shown excellence in its performance from the floor area to the boardroom. For that reason, the firm received the Globe of Honor Award in the year 2016 by the British Safety Council. The prestigious award recognizes the companies that help in the management of the environmental risks. Also, the company got listed in the Top 100 American Food Companies.