The meat company takes up a large segment of the U.S agricultural sector. This is because there are farmers who have solely focused on doing beef farming. There are large ranches spread across the country that provides raw materials to meat processing plants. Most of the meat is consumed locally while some is exported. The demand for meat has continued to grow, and this is the reason why some companies such as OSI Group, LLC continue to expand at a relatively high rate. The company mostly focuses on producing and distributing value-added protein item and other food products to retail brands and food service industry.
Sheldon Lavin is the current Chairman and Chief executive Officer of the OSI Group. He joined the company in 70’s, and he has remained actively involved in business operations. Through the leadership of Sheldon, the company has tremendously grown to become one of the leading food processing enterprises in the United States. He holds a degree in Finance and accounting from one of the reputable universities. He is an active philanthropist and has highly supported some of the local and international charity organizations such as Jewish United Fund, United Negro College Fund, and National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
His leadership skills have been praised by a significant lot, ranging from his juniors to seniors working in the company. Last year, the company was ranked as the 58th largest private company in the United States with a total net worth of over 6.1 billion dollars. The company continues to expand, and recently, it added several label food brands and co-packs for its retail customers. His hard work and determination have seen him been awarded several prestigious awards such as the Global Visionary Award (GVA). GVA is a special award granted by India’s Vision World Academy to those who show exemplary performance.
At the age of 81, Mr. Sheldon is still in the right mind, and he continues to influence the growth of the OSI Group. He is very strategic, and he has a special eye on Asia and Europe markets. He also believes in the power of diversification and globalization, and today the company has its presence in more than 16 countries. In addition to this, the company continues to receive various business and environment awards such as the Globe of Honor Award. The award was given in 2016 by the British Safety Council to recognize effort made by the company towards protecting the environment. Sheldon is influential in today’s business community mainly because of his strong character and performance record.