The Chief Executive Office of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin receives his fifth award from the Vision World Academy in India. He received the Global Visionary Award for his outstanding accomplishments of turning OSI Group into a multi-billion dollar company with 70 plus facilities in 17 global countries. In India, there are eight facilities ran by OSI affiliate, OSI-Vista Process Foods in a variety of locations. Each plant custom processes meat products, fruits, and vegetables for businesses in the region. Vision World selected Lavin as a visionary because he demonstrated excellence in his leadership skills with a lifetime of achievements. Sheldon Lavin received the honorable award publicly by Visionary World Academy, a socially nonprofit organization.
Visionary World works with programs and projects designed to build and enhance the quality of life for the people living in India. Lavin received recognition in 2012, one year after its formation. Since then, he received four more awards including the 2016 Global Visionary Award. Lavin has made his extraordinary contributions to India where OSI-Vista Processing Plants are conducting business. In 2015, Sheldon Lavin received the Lifetime Achievement Award for demonstrating superior leadership and civic involvement in Chicago, IL. RSM US LLP held a special ceremony to present the award to honor him for support of charities and his philanthropic works in communities. By the end of fiscal year 2017, OSI Group had 20,000 employees and over $6 billion in revenue.
The meat processing company came in number 63 on the Forbes Lists of America’s Largest Private Companies. Its roots began in 1909 as a small meat market and butcher shop with steady growth throughout many decades which helped the local economy. Sheldon Lavin attended Roosevelt University earning a bachelor’s degree. He continues his studies at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University in accounting and finance. Before joining OSI Group, Lavin owned his consulting firm in Chicago and developed a business relationship with OSI, known at the time as Otto & Sons. He worked for the Kolschowsky brothers after the passing of the founder and their father, Otto Kolschowsky. He bought controlling shares of the company giving him sole ownership. Click here.