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The Making Of OSI Group CEO And President Sheldon Lavin

More than four decades ago, Sheldon Lavin left his promising career in the banking hall to venture into the meat processing industry. Although he had a great career as a banker, Sheldon was ready to leave his comfort zone and venture into a path he had not trekked before. Although there were a lot of criticism from colleagues and friends alike, Lavin wasn’t ready to look back. Sheldon Lavin venture into the meat industry began in 1970 when he arranged for financing for Otto & Sons, the forerunner enterprise of OSI industries. Otto & Sons had started as a hamburger supplier to McDonald’s in 1970. At that time, Lavin was more of a consultant than a partner. After five years of doing business, Otto retired and left his sons to run the business, and they partnered with Sheldon. As years went by, Sheldon learned new tricks of doing business, and…