OSI Global is a company that services the retail and food service industries, with products including meat patties, bacon, hot dogs, pizza, fish, poultry and vegetable products. OSI Group ranked number 66 in the top 100 food and beverage companies in the World. OSI Global is privately owned by CEO Sheldon Lavin, who was awarded with the Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy. Lavin guided the company from a domestic company to a global food processor that brings in multibillion dollars every year. OSI’s headquarters is located in Aurora, Illinois.
As part of their dream to expand their reach, OSI Group bought Baho Food, a Dutch company specializing in the food service and retail industry. Baho Food includes five subsidiaries with plants in Germany and the Netherlands. As part of the purchase, OSI Group transferred the management of Baho Food’s to OSI and are working at positioning the company properly to ensure long term growth. OSI Group’s acquisition of Baho Food gives the industry leader a larger presence in Europe. OSI also recently bought a former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago, with the intention of continuing to expand OSI Group operations.
Sheldon Lavin serves as Chairman and CEO of OSI Group. Lavin’s first experience in the meat industry came in 1970 when he was arranging finances for OSI’s predecessor Otto & Sons. While not working on enlarging his company, he is an active contributor to many charities including Ronald McDonald House, Inner City Foundation, Jewish United Fund,Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago and other local charities. Lavin is a Trustee for Ronald McDonald House charities, and a board member of the Goodman Theatre.
Sheldon bought half of the controlling interest in OSI Group after one of the original investors left the company. Sheldon Lavin currently serves as General Trustee of Rush University Medical Center and previously served as a Director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. OSI Group was ranked #58 on the Forbes list of largest private companies, calculating their revenue at $6.1 billion at the end of the 2015 Fiscal Year. OSI Group continues to provide the world with premiere food products and plans on providing the food industry for as long as the opportunity exists.