Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and Chairman of the ISO Group. He also serves as the President of OSI International Foods. Previously, Mr Lavin served as the Director of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Based in the United States, ISO Group is one of the major food producers in the world. It was started in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky. It trades in processed meat and runs more than sixty-five facilities in seventeen countries around the world. In 1970, Mr Lavin helped finance Otto & sons and steered its transformation and growth into OSI Industries, LLC. The global executive has amassed vast experience in the food industry over the years and has been a good example to young upcoming entrepreneurs.
Mr Sheldon’s successful career in the food industry started in 1970 when he joined the Otto and Sons Company as a financial consultant. During this time, Otto and Sons was a reputable local supplier of quality meat and one of its notable clients was the McDonald’s. the company, however, did not have sufficient financial means to sustain this position. Mr Sheldon stepped in as a financer and helper the company keep and strengthen its position as one of four main meat suppliers to the McDonald’s at the time. Mr Lavin continued in his role of financial consultant for the company. In 1975 he joined the ownership of the company and changed its name to the OSI Group.
With Sheldon Lavin at the helm, ISO went on to become a global leader in food processing. Currently, they are headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Lavin’s leadership and vision have seen the company rapidly expand into the processing of fish, poultry and vegetable products. Under the management of Sheldon Lavin, the company has made significant efforts towards sustainability.
To hail the significant advances that he has made in the food industry, Sheldon Lavin was presented with a Global Visionary Award in 2016. Other notable accolades he has received include the California Green Business Award and the North American Meat Institute’s Environmental Award. Mr Sheldon Lavin is recognized for his philanthropic efforts. He frequently contributes funds to the Ronald McDonald House Charity- a foundation that provides housing shelters to families that are dealing with serious ailments.