Sheldon Lavin – CEO and Humanitarian

Sheldon Lavin of OSI Group

OSI Group, LLC is a front-runner in distribution of meat and food processing. At the helm, Sheldon Lavin has taken OSI on toward becoming even more impressive. Lavin holds executive positions as CEO and Chairman of OSI Group, LLC and President of OSI International Foods Ltd. Though he sits in top positions in both these affiliates, Lavin still maintains an active presence in the day-to-day operations.

He began as an employee and financial advisor for Otto & Sons. After the company name changed to OSI, Lavin continued his relationship with the owners, becoming one, himself. His goal for the small West Chicago meat processing plant was to build it to become international. He has fulfilled that goal impressively.

Global Expansion

Lavin has been associated with OSI Group since its beginnings in 1970 as Otto & Sons. He is responsible for the expansion that has taken the small father and son company international. Currently, there are physical locations in seventeen countries and over seventy individual facilities. Though their primary product is proteins, the facilities also produce sauces, vegetables, and baked goods.

Global Visionary Award

In 2016, Sheldon received the Global Visionary Award for his contributions to expanding OSI Group into international markets. The award, sponsored in India, provides recognition to individuals who are progressive and have vision to improve their business in a grand way. One of the requirements of the award is perseverance.

Amick Farms

This chicken farm is under the guidance and leadership of Sheldon Lavin. As Chairman of OSI Group, he instills corporate responsibility that concentrates on three specific focus points. Amick Farms is socially responsible, proves economic and supply-chain responsibility, and maintains an environmentally friendly center.

Sheldon Lavin Philanthropy

Lavin isn’t all business. He is active in may charities. He contributes to the Jewish United Fund, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Boys and Girls clubs, to name a few. He uses his success to help those who are in need. He contributes to the United Negro College Fund, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He wants to remain an integral and useful citizen of Chicago through both business models and philanthropic ventures that help others to stay well or succeed.

Lavin’s interest in helping others has led him to become affiliated with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Rush University Medical Center. He is vested in helping to make people and the environment better for the future.

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