Contribution of Sheldon Lavin to growth of OSI Group

OSI Group is one of the largest companies in the United States and the largest privately owned food company in the world. Forbes ranks it in the top 100 companies in the United States. The company deals with the supply of protein foods in the United States and 25 other countries. It has constructed 65 facilities to aid in the production of foods for its market. This business has been around for the past one century since it was started in 1909. It has taken the hard work of the people who have managed it- from Otto Kolschowsky who is the founder his two sons and later Sheldon Lavin who is the current CEO of the OSI Group company.

Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Group in 1975. At the time, the company was under pressure to increase its production capacity so that it could it could meet the demand that coming to its business partner known as McDonald’s. OSI Group had been contracted by the McDonalds to supply hamburgers. McDonald’s grew faster than OSI had anticipated and they were forced to take some quick measures to ensure that the company remained in business.

At some point, OSI Group needed to take its activities to other parts of the globe. There process however needed management that well versed in financial matters due to the issue of capitalization. The organization needed someone who has been in business long enough to know how it should be carried out. It is at that point that Sheldon Lavin joined an equal partner in the company. His addition to the company proved vital as it promoted the quick growth of the business. In the year that followed entry into OSI Group, results started showing. He changed the business model of the company so that they could stop being over-reliant on the McDonalds. They also needed to find other clients who would support the company’s growth.

The changes that were brought by Sheldon Lavin proved vital for the company as the company recorded impeccable results in the following years. There was a rapid development of the company and its international expansion plan kicked off in earnest.

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