There is a very large meat processing company called OSI Group. The man in charge of the operation is named Sheldon Lavin. He has been at the helm of the company for several decades. As the owner and CEO of the company, Lavin has seen OSI Group dominate the meat processing industry in ways that few people would have thought possible. Lavin recently consented to a rare interview where he told stories about his life and career. He also talked about his philosophy regarding business decisions. It is not hard to understand why Sheldon Lavin is such a prominent figure in the business world. He clearly is always thinking two or three steps ahead of the competition.
The company that is now known around the world as OSI group was originally called Otto and Sons. It was a family-owned meat processing company. Sheldon Lavin said that the company did very well in the early years. It had real growth potential. However, the family that was running the company had no desire to do business outside of Chicago. Lavin decided to buy a controlling interest in the company and quickly expanded it around the United States. He said that running the company felt natural to him. He found that he had a knack for the meat processing business even though he had no prior experience.
Sheldon Lavin said that his next goal was to conquer the rest of the world. However, doing business internationally is no easy task. There are a lot of rules and regulations that you must follow. The laws concerning meat processing vary depending on what country you are doing business in. However, Lavin quickly found that navigating the international business landscape was fairly easy. OSI Group started to overpower their competition in each new country that they started to do business in. The company now has facilities that operate in 17 different countries.
Lavin takes pride in the fact that OSI Group is now famous all around the world. He knows this is because thousands of people have worked very hard for many years to make this happen.