McDonald and Sheldon steers OSI Group through development

OSI Group, a manufacturing food company based in Chicago is expanding its business to outside the United States. The company is not just expanding its facility in terms of capacity but also in terms of the product they produce. Since the company was started in 1909, it has been dealing with the supply of food products to the large food chains in the country. The company is now led by President David McDonald and CEO Sheldon Lavin. The two executives have worked hard for this business, and the results are impressive. Today the company is acquiring some other huge food processing companies in other parts of the world to boost their business.

OSI Group has set up new facilities for production in various parts of the world. In the last two years, they have constructed seven food processing plants. The company is anticipating that the expansion strategies they have been applying will lead to more business and therefore demand for their products will go up. OSI Group has also concentrated on determining which product customer wants. Through product development plans, the company is serious to identify the products which the client wants. Their role as a business is to supply clients with what the customer wants.

While pushing for business expansion, the company has partnered with Dutch Food Company called Baho. Baho is one of the best food companies in Europe. It supplies more than 18 countries in the region with food products, mostly conveniences gods and snacks. The company also has five subsidiaries in Netherlands and Germany. So, for OSI Group, this is a prime acquisition which will help the company earn immensely. The European market is one of the best and OSI Group is hoping to grow even further.

David McDonald, the president of OSI Group, has referred to the acquisition of Baho as an opportunity for them to gain a broader presence in the world. For a company that is hoping to reach every corner of the world. The acquisition of Baho with a presence in 18 countries is just the kind of deal they would be interested in.

David McDonald is a holder of Animal Science degree. He has been the chairman of North America Meat Institute. His first role while serving OSI Group was as a project manager.

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Sheldon Lavin, OSI Group CEO

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, LLC, Sheldon Lavin, has spent nearly five decades garnering his sterling reputation in the meat and food processing industry. He also serves as the President of OSI Group subsidiary, OSI International Foods Ltd. Today, Mr. Lavin is held in very high regard by his peers in the meat and food processing industry, but to say it happened overnight, would be completely false.

Prior to 1970, Mr. Lavin had created an illustrious career in the banking industry as an executive and investor, while also heading his own financial consulting firm. In 1970, Mr. Lavin was asked to help secure funding for Otto and Son’s, which would later become OSI Group. While initially only a consultant for Otto and Son’s, Mr. Lavin would eventually take the reigns of the company, and by the 1980’s, had helped to grow the company into an international conglomerate, with locations in places such as China, Australia, South Africa, and the Philippines. Recently, India’s Vision World Academy recognized Mr. Lavin for his supreme work ethic and foresight, presenting him with the Global Visionary Award in 2016. This is just the latest of a long list of awards that Mr. Lavin has received due to his leadership, as in 2015, he was recognized by RSM US LLP for his commitment to the Chicago business community, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Lavin has stated that he is proud of the direction that he has helped to take OSI Group since joining the company, and credits the family oriented outlook that he has consistently emphasized, as the major factor in Sheldon Lavin’s company’s success.

Among the myriad of awards that Mr. Lavin has received during his tenure as the head of OSI Group, are those regarding his company’s commitment to the environment and sustainability. While Mr. Lavin remains active in many facets of OSI Group’s day to day operations, he has also continued to find time to donate generous amounts to charities around the world, including Ronald McDonald House. Mr. Lavin hopes that his efforts will inspire the next generation to grow their companies responsibly, in regards to their consumers, employees, as well as the environment.

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OSI GROUP THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GLOBAL FOOD PROCESSING COMPANY

OSI group, formerly OSI industries, was established in 1909 as a food processing industry. Its headquarters is at Aurora, Illinois in the United States. Since its establishment and opening of first market in Chicago, the industry has dedicated itself to customers’ satisfaction.

OSI Group provides its services to both wholesale and catering industries. It’s famous for products such as hot dogs, meat pies, cooked bacon, fish, fresh plant products and raw and processed poultry products. These products have been used for banquets, side dishes, appetizers, breakfasts, puddings and lunches.

Due to their quality products and services, OSI Group has seen growth throughout its period of operation. This progress has been achieved through its dedication in embracing new technologies among them the use of robotics in automation of transportation from refrigerated food stores to packaging facilities.

In 2015, OSI Group established five more plants to expand its original mono-facility pilot program after cooperating with Cascade Energy, Portland in improving energy efficiency. Their success in the food processing industry has also enabled them to make several purchases.

In the month of June, 2016, the company bought a 200 000 squire foot company which was initially controlled by Tyson Foods. In the same month, the company purchased another food processing plant by the name Baho Foods. Baho foods had five supplementary companies which operated in Germany and the Netherlands. These companies were involved in marketing and selling of sandwich meats, snacks and tertiary processed foods.

In December, 2016, the group made a third company purchase in the same year by purchasing The Flagship Europe Company which was owned by the Flagship Food Group. This company supplied sous vide products, Mayonnaise, pies, frozen poultry and sauces to the UK market.

In 2017, OSI group has made several progresses among them the purchase of the Hynek Schlachthof GmbH (deals with slaughter of beef in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany), opening of a new meat processing plant in the Philippines (deals with fish, beef and chicken products) and the most recent increase of Toledo, Spain, plants production capacity which has made produce greater than 45 000 tons of chicken, pork and beef products.

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