OSI Group has dominated the American food industry for over hundred years. The company was initially known as Otto & Sons and they supplied fresh meat cuts to markets in Chicago. Later on, Otto & Sons Company was contracted by the McDonalds to supply meat and other products to their facilities in Chicago and other States in the U.S. Otto & Sons company grew from a small Chicago-based butcher shop to become among the top largest privately owned food companies in the U.S.
Lately, OSI Group has penetrated other markets, mainly in India, Europe, and China. The latest entrant into the OSI Group is Spain based food suppliers. OSI Group has focused on a series of acquisitions in a bid to penetrate the international market. Nowadays, they value-added meat products are not only available in the U.S, but also in seventeen other countries where they have mega food processing facilities.
OSI Group creates autonomous units that produce and distribute high-quality food products to their customers. Their processing facilities in different part of the globe produce products based on the culture of the market and the prevailing local regulations. However, the performance of these facilities is overseen by the leadership sitting at the company’s headquarters in Aurora, Illinois.
OSI Group’s products
If you are a fast food enthusiast, there is a high probability that you have eaten products from OSI Industries. The company started by producing fresh meat and then began supplying value-added proteins to different brands. They have now diversified to include other products such as beans, fresh vegetables, and poultry products. The diversification is in line with the company’s mission of meeting the needs of the current consumers.
OSI Group’s leadership
The main reason why OSI Group has remained in the market for over a century is as a result of great and visionary leadership. Sheldon Lavin the CEO of OSI Group has played a critical role in the company’s success since he took over reigns.
Over the years, Sheldon Lavin has led OSI Group into a series of acquisitions that has seen the company dominate food markets far from the U.S. It is under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership that OSI Group acquired Baho Food in 2016, Flagship Europe, the former Tyson Foods and also processing facilities in China.
Sheldon Lavin is a revered entrepreneur who attributes his entrepreneurial skills to the knowledge he acquired while pursuing a degree in Accounting and Finance. Sheldon Lavin initially worked with Otto & Sons in the 1970’s before becoming a permanent employee of the company.
Sheldon Lavin’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin