OSI Group, previously known as Otto & Sons, has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 1909. It has developed from a small meat market to one of America’s top 100 food companies and is 58th in the Forbes list of largest privately owned companies.
At the steering wheel of this company is CEO Sheldon Lavin; a Global Visionary Award winner who has shown impeccable and unmatched leadership, steering the company from an American-only food processing company to a multi-billion global leader in food processing. The food processing giant now boasts of 65 facilities around the globe.
The company has 20,000 employees from 17 countries. Through their innovation, resilience and commitment, they have helped the company create and maintain a positive relationship with both clients as well as the communities they encounter. The company seeks out the best talent for its company through an open and discrimination-free process. It offers equal opportunities for all groups of people and fosters their development through creating an environment that promotes creativity.
OSI Group was, in 2016, awarded the Globe of Honor by the British Safety Council in recognition of the unparalleled safety standards observed by all company facilities. In the same year, OSI Group grew by acquiring the Dutch, Baho Food Company and UK’s Flagship Europe to fortify its European presence. Locally, the company acquired Tyson Food Plant in Chicago. This has seen the company better placed to meet growing customer demands.