OSI Group, LLC is a company in America which processes meat and food. Otto Kolschowsky started a family meat retail in Oak Park, Illinois in 1909. The business became big in 1917 turning to a wholesale and moved it to Maywood. In 1928 the business name was Otto & Sons. When Lavin became part of OSI Group, it was recognized as Otto & Sons. That moment OSI group was a mini-company which he helped develop and now is internationally known for food solutions. The company provides commodities for breakfasts, side dishes, snacks, lunch, desserts, and entrees. The materials produced comprised of hot dogs, sausages, prepared beef, sandwich assemblage, pizza, products of pork, make beef patties, made and raw chicken products and dough products. OSI Group was previously named OSI Industries Inc., and 2004 became the OSI Group, LLC. The company is located in Aurora, Illinois and has 65 facilities in the world and above 200,000 employees.
In the UK Osi food solution was awarded by the British safety council the Globe of Honor prize for 2016 for being an excellent example of managing environmental threats. The prize was given at London, Drapers’ hall. Globe of Honor Award is granted to organizations which have shown an effort to manage environment accurately. OSI food solution was among 18 organizations which got awarded with Globe of Honor Award 2016.
Lavin joined Otto & sons in 1970 as a financial consultant. In 1975 when MR. Otto left his work, the company was looking for investors Lavin decided to become part of Otto & sons, and his name was changed to OSI group. In 1980 he achieved half control of OSI Group when the earliest partners decided to sell their shares. Later the remaining partner retired, and Lavin was given 100% control of the company. He helped expand OSI group into China, Australia, Japan, Philippines, South Africa and India. This expansion was additional to OSI group which was already was in Brazil and Europe.
In his education, Lavin obtained a degree in finance and accounting. Presently, he is working as the CEO and chairman of OSI Group, LLC. He is also the OSL international food president. He also holds a post in Rush University Medical Centre as a General Trustee. On February 20th, 2016 Lavin was accorded the Global Visionary award in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India by vision award academy of India. This award is used to honor entrepreneurs in different companies who have achieved success through hard work.
Lavin has helped OSI group acquire Flagship and Baho food which has enabled to expand food processing to other places in the world. In 2016 Amick Farms became part of OSI group making it be among 11th sizeable meat processing company worldwide.
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