OSI Group, which is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is in the top echelon of 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 Group made many acquisitions of capital and food-related entities. OSI Group procured the Tyson Food plant in June of 2016. Sheldon Lavin’s company purchased this Tyson plant, which is located in Chicago, Illinois, for a price tag of $74 million. An OSI Group spokesman stated that Tyson Food’s plant, which includes a 200,000-square-foot area, is located in the Back of the Yards locale. The OSI spokesperson also noted that this Tyson’s Food plant is close to OSI’s other facilities in Chicago, Illinois. It is convenient for OSI’s employees, managers, and other staff.
Sheldon Lavin once held the role of Chairman of Amick Farms, after OSI Group acquired this American-based poultry company in 2006. While Sheldon Lavin has been the CEO of OSI Group, he and other key executives agreed to acquire Baho Food, a Dutch Company, in August of 2016. This purchase was part of a strategy by Sheldon Lavin, and COO, David McDonald, to add this Dutch business to their European food line.
OSI’s purchase of Baho Foods was part of their corporate strategy that involved gaining a stronger corporate presence in Europe. As part of the purchase of Baho Foods, OSI acquired five subsidiaries from this Dutch company, plus a number of processing plants located in Germany and the Netherlands. These five subsidiaries included, Henri van de Bilt, Vital Convenience, Bakx Foods, Gelderland Frischwaren, and Q Smart Life. These five subsidiaries are important food services located in Europe. These subsidiaries are part of a food business network in 16 countries.
In February of 2016, Lavin received the Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy. This award honors visionaries from many different fields who have turned their lofty dreams into reality. Lavin is a true visionary, and he has showed persistence and perseverance to accomplish his goals while Chairman and CEO at OSI Group. From his beginnings at Otto & Sons in 1970, to CEO of OSI Group, and its subsidiaries today, Sheldon Lavin is business success, exemplified.
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