For a company to stay in the game for over a century, that is a remarkable achievement. Well, OSI Group is one of the companies that have been around for over 100 years. Otto Kolschowsky is the man who founded OSI Group back in 1909. The company is currently known as OSI Group, but back in 1909, it was a butcher shop that was family-owned. Currently, the company has been able to partner with various companies that are also in the food processing business, and they have expanded their reach to over 65 locations worldwide.
As for the leadership of OSI Group, the Chief Executive Officer of the company is known as Sheldon Lavin. Lavin has not only proved to be a dedicated leader, but he has also shown that he is a man who cares about the environment. Since the day he became a part of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin has always advocated for practices that enhance sustainability and food safety. To achieve this, Lavin brought on board various strategies that would help him achieve his set targets in regard to the vision that he had for OSI Group.
Additionally, OSI Group has been expounding on their global outreach. To strengthen their global presence, the company has been involved in acquisitions. The various acquisitions have come in handy since the multiple companies are giants in the food processing sector regarding their various locations.
OSI Group once went by the name Otto & Sons. While the company went by that name, it was McDonald’s supplier of freshly ground meat products. With time, Otto & Sons was expanding, and they were even constructing more plants. In 1973, Otto & Sons was building a food processing plant that was meant to serve McDonald’s restaurant. Since Otto & Sons were in need of some financing, Sheldon Lavin helped them out. After some years, Otto & Sons were grateful for the assistance that they got from Sheldon Lavin, and they decided to bring him on board as a partner. Sheldon Lavin joined the company as the CEO of OSI Group since the company had decided to rebrand their organization’s name.