OSI Industries: Leadership At Its Best

OSI Industries is one of the companies that deal with food production. The company prepares meat products and sells through the large food chain stores and restaurants. OSI started food production a long time ago. As far as 1909, it was in business.

Although it was just a butcher shop then, it developed with time to become the leading company in the world. It has taken many decades of commitment to the company for it to be this big. Today, it is among the largest businesses in the United States. It is number 58 out of the top 100 businesses with a valuation of $6 billion.

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Leadership

The leadership of OSI Industries is perhaps the single most significant factor that led to the growth of the company. Its leadership since it the beginning has committed efforts to the growth of the company. It has overcome major challenge causes by inadequate funds, but the leaders were ready to explore all possible opportunities to see the idea grow. The founder of the business was a German immigrant who lived in Chicago. After setting up a butcher shop, he did everything possible to grow it into a big business. Two decades later, it was a family-owned company known as Otto & Sons. The sons were Arthur and Harry. They played their part in matching Otto & Sons with McDonald’s, then a new business starting operations in Illinois.

In 1975, Sheldon Lavin joined OSI Industries as a managing partner, alongside the two sons of Otto. After a few years, he rose to the position of chairman and CEO. Since then, Sheldon has held the position, helping the company to make incredible achievements over the years. He has stayed in the company for four decades now. The other partners left, making him a director with 100 percent control rights. He never lost focus of making the company great. He pressed on and even winning the Global Visionary Award in 2016 for remaining true to the cause he had adopted.

David McDonald is another leader in this company who has contributed significantly to its growth. He is the Chief Operating Officer of OSI Industries. McDonald has worked with the company for the past three decades. He has assisted the CEO to implement his plans. McDonald has particularly been helpful in the management of the international business operations. He has facilitated the expansion of the business due to his expertise in the food supply chain. He worked with North American Meat Institute before joining OSI Industries.

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