When players in the food industry meet for meaningful chit-chat and mingling, the easily recognizable face is that of Sheldon Lavin. He has been in the industry so long, and his momentous achievements account for his white-hair . He has seen it all in the food industry. He sees failure as a stepping stone towards greater pursuits. He does not sit by, as the train leaves the station. He is on board when it does, and so are his numerous employees under his wing, to whom he has passed down the defining principles.
Once, in times gone, Sheldon Lavin was a young banker offering expert advice to the founders of the company whose steering wheel he now holds. People are told to do their best when opportunities come up. Often, many ignore the advice; but not Lavin. A young Lavin did not hesitate when the two sons of Otto asked him to join their team. He worked tirelessly with the inheritors of the OSI Group, and when the brothers retired, Sheldon Lavin took over. The private company now boasts a presence in the United States, Europe, Spain, and other fourteen countries. The fast expansion is attributed to Sheldon Lavin who began his interaction with OSI Group as an adviser in the early days. In the beginning, the company was called Otto & Sons. At the time he was helping a young company expand its territory and today his efforts pay handsomely.
OSI’s Sheldon Lavin receives Global Visionary Award. Sheldon Lavin is one of those people who enjoy giving back to the community. Many are the times he is heard saying that he is happy the company now enjoys better days. He is even more pleased that the community does so as well.
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Sheldon Lavin’s philanthropic pursuits are the reason young boys and girls see a role model in him. He works with the Jewish United Fund helping Jews achieve their potential. His charity work extends to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago. Ronald McDonald House caters for families with sick children, and Lavin ensures that sick children feel the warmth they experience at home by helping keep their parents nearby. Most of the organizations he is involved in are based in his native state of Illinois. This is a good definition of charity begins at home. Whether he is working magic in the food industry or helping people in need, it is clear that the CEO’s love for people is unpretentious.