Sheldon Lavin: An Exception

Just because someone is a business man doesn’t necessarily mean that they are or have to be a bad person. There is a negative stigma that usually surrounds corporations and people who work for these huge global entities. There have been to be fair examples of companies and people in this line of work who are pretty appalling. But there are those who are good and contribute to society along with their business fairly and with care. Sheldon Lavin is one of those people.

Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and chief executive officer at the company OSI group LLC. This company is in the business of food processing. They process and work with food items such as vegetables, dough products, poultry, fish, and other miscellaneous meats. This company is now huge because of Sheldon Lavin under his tenure the company transitioned into a billion-dollar company. It expanded in every direction and now has facilities in 60 different locations in 60 different countries worldwide.

Sheldon and his extensive industry knowledge that he has been cultivating since 1970 contribute heavily to this growth. He attended the university of Illinois and northwestern University majoring in accounting and finance. He received a Bachelor of Science from Roosevelt University in Chicago Illinois. Not only is this company huge but their expansion under Sheldon has lead to benefits for every area they touch. Since the company has branches in other countries they had to have labor and thus they contributed to job growth all over the world as they hired employees in each part and didn’t exclusively hire American workers. The company is based out of Aurora, Chicago.

Sheldon Lavin for making this growth possible received the Global Visionary award from India’s Vision World academy in February 2016. His contributions as a business man don’t end there though as he is known donator. He has supported the Ronald McDonald house for over 25 years, a noble deed indeed. He is the Chairman of the McDonald house’s capital campaign and a trustee he has been donating for so long. In addition, he supports other charities like the Sheba foundation of which he is the President and Director. Th foundation is a family charity organization. Sheldon Lavin is a perfect example of a business that increased a company significantly but still maintained a since of duty to the community. His contributions just go to show that there are always those that will strive to do what is right.

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