More than four decades ago, Sheldon Lavin took up a leading position at OSI Group, helping the corporation become the giant that it is in the food industry today. His skills in banking and as an investor were top notch, bringing in a whole new level of innovation to the company. Sheldon is one of the main reasons behind the companies global expansion since the 1970’s. At a time, Sheldon controlled a portion of the company with two other partners, which turned to one and then eventually just Sheldon was left to control the leading interest in the company. This is when he made some dramatic changes to take the company to new heights. Sheldon Lavin has stayed fully committed to his work and his contributions to philanthropy for decades despite the fact that he is more than 80 years old today.
He has and will continue to promote better social responsibility throughout the OSI Group and to other organizations around the world. Sheldon has taken the time to be apart of various noteworthy causes over the years, including charitable donations to various organizations.Before the company became the OSI Group, it was known as Otto & Sons. This company was run by a German native and his three sons for many years and in 1955 it made a contract with McDonald’s and became their patty supplier. This was a big step for the company and majorly increased their profits over the years to come.
During this time, the company was looking to expand further and the owners even wanted to reach global territory. McDonald’s at the time was growing at a fast rate, which boosted the rate at which the company was expanding.Not that long after Sheldon Lavin joined in with the company it was renamed to the OSI Group with permission from the previous owners for the change. This happened in the 1970’s and it helped rebrand the company for the global expansion that was coming for the next couple of decades thanks to Sheldon Lavin. By 1990, the OSI Group had expanded to various territories around the world, including Germany, Australia, Brazil, Poland, Spain, Mexico, and China.