In regards to top-rated, American-based food companies, OSI Group is in the upper echelon for its high levels of excellence in many areas of the food industry. As CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has been a best-in-class, executive leader who have helped his company’s cause, quite profusely.
Over his long tenure as CEO of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has hit key business milestones and successfully expanded OSI’s business influence to include many international markets in Europe, China, and India. Sheldon Lavin has received many awards and accolades during his long business tenure at OSI.
In terms of Sheldon Lavin’s business résumé, Lavin was once the Chairman of Amick Farms, after OSI Group acquired this American-based poultry company in 2006. In addition, OSI Group’s purchase of Baho Food in August, 2016, spurred Lavin to add the Dutch company to their European portfolio. OSI’s purchase of Baho Foods helped with their strategy of gaining a stronger corporate presence in Europe.
After purchasing Baho Foods, OSI Group integrated five subsidiaries from this purchase — which includes some processing plants dispersed among Germany and the Netherlands — into the OSI fold. These five subsidiaries included, Vital Convenience, Q Smart Life, Henri van de Bilt, Gelderland Frischwaren, and Bakx Foods. These subsidiaries provide food services in Europe, that — in turn — assisted with a network of other subsidiaries and companies located in 16 countries.
OSI Group purchased the Tyson Food plant in June of 2016. OSI Group purchased this Tyson plant, which is located in Chicago, Illinois, for approximately $74 million dollars. An OSI Group spokesman noted that Tyson Food’s 200,000-square-foot location, which is located in the Back of the Yards locale, is very close to OSI’s other facilities in Chicago.
The OSI Group purchase of the Tyson plant was a strategy that would help Sheldon Lavin’s company prospects, domestically. Lavin’s wise purchase was an important way to utilize this infrastructure to spur an increase in its business growth.
Because of Lavin’s senior leadership, one of OSI’s subsidiaries — located in the UK — was awarded the Globe of Honour in December of 2016. The Globe of Honour award is given to companies that are located in the UK, and are also consistently achieving excellence in environmental safety.
Founded in 1909 as Otto & Sons, a small family meat company, OSI Group is currently a billion dollar, international corporation, with approximately 20,000 employees.
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