Sheldon Lavin is the current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group, one of the recognized companies dealing with meat processing. Formerly known as OSI Industries Inc., the company has remained the global leader in supplying food products including beef patties and sausage links. OSI Group supplies quality products to its clients across Europe and North America.
Expansion of the company
OSI Group began its expansion strategy in the 1970s when it decided to set its facilities in different countries. When Sheldon took over the company in the 1980s, he had the vision of expanding the firm in order to become the global leader in the distribution and processing of meat. True to his wish, the company currently has over 50 facilities in 17 different countries to ensure that the demands of its consumers are met. Through the excellent leadership of Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group is expanding in China thanks to its global efficiency and local solution strategy.
Explaining the Strategy to Expand
In an interview held by Ceocfointerviews, the company leader stated that OSI Group has been leading the meat processing industry for a long time. He outlined that OSI Group’s culture of innovation has been the major contributing factor of success. Sheldon Lavin aims to continue expanding the company in the coming years to serve even a greater population.
Through his enterprising stewardship and innovative abilities, Lavin has managed to lead OSI Group through series of acquisition to enhance growth and expansion. The company acquired Baho Foods which also deals with the production of meat and convenience foods. Baho has itself established across the European market with 5 subsidiaries that enhance its distribution. Since the acquisition of the company, OSI Group has enhanced its top leadership in the European market, making Sheldon Lavin to receive the Global Visionary Award.
OSI Acquires Baho Food
Recently, the company purchased Flagship Europe from Denver’s Flagship Food Group. The Group has been the leading supplier in broad range of products including frozen poultry, pies, sauce, mayonnaise, and souse ride products. Furthermore, OSI Group extended its acquisition to the UK-based Calder Foods which supplies marinades, mayonnaise, dips, and sandwich filings for the food-to-go division.
Sheldon continues to spur growth at OSI Group which is expected to achieve even more success. Because of its performance, Forbes had listed the company as the 58th on its American listing of largest private companies. The company boasts of supplying the best meat products thereby meeting the demands of the consumers.
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