Sheldon Lavin made not be the CEO of a company like Apple, Cisco, or IBM, but he has forty plus years in charge of OSI. OSI headquarters, which is located in Aurora, Illinois, was ranked in the top 100 wealthiest American-based food companies. OSI Group is a corporation that is recognized for its high level of quality and excellent business track record in many categories involving food. As Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has helped propel his firm to one of the top 100 American food companies in the U.S.
In 2016, OSI and Sheldon Lavin made several purchases of food-related businesses. In June 2016, OSI procured the Tyson Food plant. Sheldon Lavin’s firm bought this Tyson plant, which is located in Chicago for $74 million. A spokesperson for OSI noted that this Tyson plant, which involves a 200,000-square-foot locale, is situated in the Back of the Yards. OSI’s spokesperson also stated that the Tyson’s Food plant is close to OSI’s other facilities in Chicago, Illinois. This location is also very close and convenient for many of the employees, managers, and additional staffers at OSI.
Sheldon Lavin also made essential business deals to supply their beef to famous hamburger chain, McDonald’s. When McDonald’s decided to choose four beef suppliers during McDonald’s overhaul during Sheldon Lavin’s early tenure, OSI was able to boost its business and ride the wave of success along with McDonald’s. And as McDonald’s expanded internationally, so did OSI.
In addition, Mr. Lavin also once held the role of Chairman of the food company, Amick Farms. Lavin and OSI purchased this American poultry firm in 2006. While Lavin was the CEO of OSI Group, he and his additional executive team agreed to buy Baho Food in August 2016. The acquisition of this Dutch company was a crucial part of their corporate strategy by Sheldon Lavin and other executives like David McDonald, to bring this Dutch business into the fold to add more presence to Europe.
Included in this purchase of Baho Foods was a number of processing plants situated in both the Netherlands and Germany. The five subsidiaries companies that were involved in the Baho Food’s deal included Q Smart Life, Vital Convenience, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt, and Gelderland Frischwaren. These five subsidiaries under Baho are essential food services situated in Europe. These subsidiaries support important food business networks located in 16 nations.