Sheldon Lavin has worked in the food processing industry for more than 40 years, and he is, therefore, an authority in the industry. Before joining the food processing industry, he worked in the financial services industry for more than 15 years. He studied business, accounting and finance, and that is why he started out in the financial services industry. Sheldon is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and Roosevelt University. He had a financial consulting business, Sheldon Lavin and Associates, Inc. and he ran it successfully for a long time. Therefore, by the time he joined OSI Industries, he had learnt a lot about running a business.
Sheldon is currently the CEO of OSI Industries. He is also the chairman of the board of directors. He joined OSI in 1970, and at that time, it was a small family business known as Otto & Sons, Inc. Sheldon has led OSI from strength to strength and transformed it into an international company. However, he strives to retain the family culture of the business even though it is no longer a family business. This gives all the employees of the company a sense of belonging.
Under his leadership, OSI has received several awards, not just for excellent business performance but also for environmental sustainability. Sheldon also received a personal award in 2016 for his visionary leadership. He still has grand plans for the future of OSI Industries. He invests a lot in research and development to ensure that the company continues growing and making great strides in the industry.
Sheldon cares about his employees and the society as a whole. This is what makes him different from other business executives who will do anything to advance their own interests, even if it means harming the environment or oppressing their employees. Mr. Lavin also loves giving back to the community and supports several non-profit organizations. He serves on the board of trustees of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, which he has supported for a long time, and The Sheba Foundation.
At 83 years of age, Sheldon Lavin still plays an active role in the management of OSI Industries. This is a big deal considering that most people his age would rather just stay at home and hire people to run their businesses for them. It is his relentless spirit and commitment to providing OSI’s clients with excellent products and services that keeps him going.