The influence of Sheldon Lavin in the growth of OSI GROUP

The journey to Entrepreneurship

As a little boy, Sheldon Lavin had always envisioned his life as owning something. Sheldon wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he was not sure of how to go about it. Lavin kept his dreams to himself without sharing them with anyone. After graduating from the university, Sheldon Lavin received several job offers which he accepted based on his target. Lavin wanted to gain experience of how the markets work in order to have a practice of his own. After a few years of work, Sheldon Lavin set his entrepreneurial journey.

The involvement in the Otto and Sons Company

In 1970, Sheldon Lavin got involved in the Otto and Sons Company. By this time, the company was struggling to establish itself and take control of the Illinois meat market. After receiving an offer to supply meat and other products to the McDonalds, Otto and Sons did not have sufficient money to take the deal. Sheldon Lavin came to the rescue of the family when he decided to invest in the company. Otto and Sons Company became successful in supplying the meat products to the company, and this success registered their satisfaction.

The expression of dissatisfaction by Lavin

Being an investor, Sheldon Lavin was not satisfied with how the operations of the company were held. He expressed his dissatisfaction, but the family seemed to be complacent with the current achievement. In order to stop his complaints, Sheldon gave the Otto family an offer that they could not refuse. Lavin decided to buy the company after a few years, and the deal was successful. After its purchase, Lavin realized that he was in control of the company operations. Sheldon’s dreams of becoming an entrepreneur finally became true. As the CEO and the President of Otto and Sons Company, Lavin first decided to change the name to OSI GROUP. The change created a better environment for the improvement of its services and o create a new company brand.

Expansion and success

In as much as the Otto and Sons Company was started in 1909, the operations were limited to Illinois in Chicago. The company did not have plans to compete internationally or to create a global brand. The OSI GROUP, under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin, had a different view of the operation. With the experience and educational qualification, Sheldon Lavin has made the OSI GROUP the best in the country and among the most competitive in the globe.

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