American food solutions giant OSI Group, located in Aurora, Illinois, is a global operation with 80 plus facilities dispersed among 17 countries worldwide. The company owns the distinction of being one of the top 100 food company’s in the United States. The company’s story is over a century-long and it started as a small family business. That original family ethos has been something OSI Group has firmly maintained over its long history. The company has been expanding on a large scale since the 1970s by moving into new countries and constantly adding new facilities.
Guiding OSI Group’s expansion has been CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin who has been with OSI Group since 1970. Sheldon has been the guiding figure in terms of OSI becoming the size of operation that it is today. Sheldon had the vision of making OSI Group global from day one that he was with the firm. He was aided in creating such a strong operation by OSI’s entrepreneurial approach to its business. The company also operates in a family type of manner. He always contends that this has been the best formula for OSI Group. Sheldon is extremely proud of his employees. He doesn’t believe OSI could have attained its level of success without the loyalty of its people. After all his success and over 40 years at OSI, Sheldon’s vision for the company’s future is to continue to expand and continue delivering the best customer service and the best food solutions.
Sheldon is supported by innovative businessman, OSI Group President and COO, David McDonald. David Has been with OSI Group for over 30 years, starting in an entry level position and working his way up to the top. He has a been a large presence in OSI expansion efforts during his time with the firm. Recent acquisitions David has been closely associated with include Flagship Europe, Baho Food and the former Tyson food plant. David gives a huge amount of credit to OSI Group’s company culture for his success as a leader. The company is structured in a way that the people in the field are experts in the regions that they serve and keep up with the tastes of the market. He is confident about OSI Group’s future because the company is committed to continuing to bring the best service and best food solutions to its customers. David believes that innovation will always be a part of OSI’s culture because this allows for success in a constantly changing world.
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