Sheldon Lavin: A Sterling Example of Influential Leadership
Sheldon Lavin serves as the Chairman and CEO of OSI Industries as well as the President of OSI International Foods Ltd. Since the 1980s, Lavin has played a central role in the growth of this enterprise from Otto & Sons to becoming OSI Industries. Under his leadership, the company grew exponentially from a domestic player to an indomitable global leader in food processing.
Early 2018, OSI Food Solutions in Spain finalized upgrading a plant in Toledo with the goal of boosting output of chicken products. Apart from adding a new production vestibule, the plant has new storage, shipping, refrigerated rooms, among other facilities to increase performance. Since completion, the plant registers double outputs of chicken products from its previous 12,000 tons per annum. Aside from stimulating the local economy with job creation, this high-capacity plant will boost overall outputs of beef, chicken, and pork by 45,000 tons per annum.
This move serves to fulfill a key metric for OSI Industries and was triggered by rising demand for chicken products in Spain and neighboring Portugal. In the past three years, the demand has grown over 8% and it is projected to keep growing even in other neighboring countries. Seeing this immense market potential, OSI Food Solutions is strategically working to remain the preferred supplier.
Sustainability is at the heart of this food conglomerate. To this end, the company has implemented measures to optimize energy use and since then, electric consumption has dwindled by 20%. OSI Food Solutions prides itself on pursuing all-rounded excellence as seen with its numerous accolades; job creation, food safety, agricultural development, and social responsibility.
Seeing the continued success of the Spain operations, it is clear that Sheldon Lavin is an effective leader who inspires others to follow the right path. He is ardent in supporting charitable acts and India’s Vision World Academy recognized these efforts and gave him the Global Visionary Award. He also bagged the Edward C. Jones Community Service Award among other coveted honors.
Growing a family business to global domination is not a mean feat. Sheldon Lavin is devoted to keep flying the OSI flag high and pursue green innovations in the same stride.