Mr. Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, LLC. He was born in 1932.
Mr. Lavin attended the University of Illinois and Northwestern University majoring in accounting and finance and received his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois.
For over fifteen years, Mr. Lavin had his own financial consulting firm, Sheldon Lavin and Associates, Inc. in downtown Chicago.
In 1970, Mr. Lavin became associated with Otto & Sons, Inc., the predecessor firm of OSI Industries, LLC. Currently, as Chairman and CEO of the OSI Group, LLC including OSI Industries, LLC, OSI International Foods, LLC in the U.S., and OSI International, Inc., which is the holding company for all of the OSI Group’s international investments. In India, Vista Processed Foods Pvt. Ltd., also known as OSI Vista, is an OSI Group company.
During his tenure, Lavin has led OSI to become a multibillion dollar global food processing enterprise. Based in Aurora, Illinois, USA, OSI Group provides a wide variety of meat, poultry, fish, vegetable and specialty-dough products and processing solutions to customers in the restaurant, private-label, retail, industrial and foodservice-distributor sectors. OSI’s products are produced and distributed through more than 65 facilities in 17 countries.
Mr. Lavin still leads OSI’s growth, especially in Europe and Asia. He also continues to lead OSI’s innovation. He views expansion and diversification to be key to OSI’s future growth, along with maintaining its family-like culture.
In addition, Mr. Lavin has supported Ronald McDonald House Charities for more than 25 years, and is a trustee and chairman of its capital campaign. He also supports a myriad of other charities and is President and Director of The Sheba Foundation, a family charitable foundation.