Sheldon Lavin has worked at OSI Group since the 1970s. From a partner, he quickly grew to the position of CEO and Chairman of the company. His brilliance as an investment manager made him the best choice for the company’s leadership.
Since he took over, he has managed to move the food company from a regional food supplier in the United States to a multinational with operations in over 17 countries. Apart from that, he has made the company adopt the latest technologies that utilize sustainability measures.
Sheldon Lavin has made sure that the history that the company has enjoyed for decades as a leader in technological innovations is maintained. He has tried as much as possible to invest in innovation centers that come up with unique production methods that preserve the environment.
OSI Group has developed Culinary Innovation Centers in China and the United States. The two are involved in developing production techniques that will have minimal impacts on the environment. They are also working on creating effective supply chain lines that enhance access to high-quality food products in different parts of the world.
OSI Group hopes to influence other organizations in the same industry to embrace sustainability measures and make the world a better place.
To show how the company is taking matters of sustainability seriously, Sheldon Lavin and the board created the position of Chief Sustainability Officer. The role of this office is to ensure that sustainability measures are developed and implemented across all locations where the company has ongoing business operations.
Awards and Achievements
Sheldon Lavin has been recognized for his sustainability efforts. Some prestigious awards have gone to him in person while others have gone to the company.
The efforts at OSI Group have received recognition from the McDonald’s in its 2011 report on Sustainable Supply Report. This goes to show how much Mr. Lavin has achieved greatness with this company.
Today, Sheldon Lavin has set his eyes on creating a legacy that will see the company thrive for decades to come. He is also using his position to mentor a new generation of leaders that will take over after him.