OSI Group’s CEO and Chairman Sheldon Lavin has been awarded with many awards. This includes McDonald’s Best of Sustainable Suppl, the California Green Business Award, the Globe of Honour, the North American Meat Institute Environmental Awards, and the Global Visionary Award. These awards are for the growth and expansion of OSI Group. The business has made a commitment to being an environmentally friendly company.
OSI Group started out as a butcher shop. They were founded by a German immigrant in 1909. Later Otto’s sons joined the firm and the name of the butcher shop was changed to Otto and Son’s. The Otto and Son’s were seeking an aggressive expansion in the mid-1970s. They went to a bank for assistance. Sheldon Lavin was the one who assisted them in obtaining the funding for that expansion.
Sheldon Lavin joined the firm as a financial adviser. He became a partner. Later, after the company changed its name from Otto and Son’s to OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin became a full-time member of its staff. This is at the sole urging of the McDonald’s Corporation. OSI is McDonald’s Corporations the largest supplier of food products.
David McDonald who is a graduate of Iowa State University began his career with OSI group right out of college. It was his first job. He began as an intern to Sheldon Lavin. His position with the company has grown. OSI Group was David McDonald’s first job right out of college. He has never left.
David McDonald and Sheldon Lavin are both philanthropists. They have both been recognized for their works in philanthropy. David McDonald lives with his wife. They have six children. The oldest two children are currently attending Iowa State University.
McDonald is proud to work for a company that has grown from a small butcher shop to one of the world’s largest food suppliers. They have adapted the cryogenic food storage technology. The company has gone through many changes in its more than century life. They are still the largest supplier to McDonald’s Corporation.