Sheldon Lavin: A Pioneer in the Food Processing Industry

Sheldon Lavin is currently the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, LLC. He also is the President of OSI International Foods Ltd. and plays an important role in the company’s daily operations. He is highly respected in the meat and food processing industry. He has been with the company since 1970, when it was originally called Otto & Sons. Under Mr. Lavin’s leadership, the company quickly grew from a local to international company. OSI now has over 60 plants in 60 countries. In 2016, Sheldon was awarded the Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy.

The OSI processing plant in Toledo, Spain expanded it’s production line in 2017 to increase output from 12,000 to over 24,000 tons of chicken annually. This increase in production allowed the company to add 20 new jobs and the total output capacity for all meats at the plant rose to over 45,000 tons per year. Sheldon Lavin and his management team decided to boost production because of increased demand in the region. This trend is expected to increase in the coming years. Sheldon Lavin wants to ensure that OSI stays ahead of the competition and is able to fulfill it’s customers needs.

The improvements to the plant added 22,600 square feet of production space. Besides increased production, the space will be used to add new products, attract new accounts and grow with the industry. To improve safety, OSI added a new security system and a fire suppression system. The plant is also focused on the environment and made improvements to reduce energy consumption by 20%. One way this is accomplished is by recycling machine heat. Sheldon Lavin is focused on innovative ideas at all of OSI’s facilities. In 2016, OSI received an award from the Toledo Chamber of Commerce for bringing jobs to the area.

Perry Mandera and His Leadership Style of Living By Example

It is proclaimed by the great Cicero himself that the authority of the teachers can sometimes be a deterrent to its students. In the case with Perry Mandera and the business he’s starting, there’s no such issue of authority as he guides his workforce, because when he leads, he goes side by side with his people, and he leads by example.


The Leader by Example

When Perry Mandera says something, he always makes sure that he has actions to corroborate it. Better action than talk, as the saying goes. That said, one action that Perry Mandera does today is by shelling out his own money from earnings of his company, Custom Companies Inc, to help a group of kids in crisis to understand how to live sustainably and peacefully.

Together with the volunteers that offer their money and time for the society, Perry Mandera helped the children at the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls get the knowledge they need to know how to mend a garden, how to plant flowers and how to grow vegetables. This is such an excellent training for people, especially the young ones, in order to get them to go back to the old times, to the organic ways to enjoy the world and live harmoniously in it. The love that Perry Mandera seems to show to these kids is a living and active example of what can be done for the people and for oneself to live a meaningful life.


Reducing Carbon Footprint

It is also accurate to say that the company of Perry Mandera has continuously been altering its policies in operating their services and offering their products. In case you’re wondering, the methods in Custom Companies are already making sure that the Carbon footprint is reduced so that not only can they operate and earn money the most ethical way, they can also make sure that the next generation, like the kids from Mercy Home, can also enjoy the kind of sustainable lifestyle that Perry Mandera himself experienced. In addition, the Gardening lectures that Perry Mandera led could also give the kids a social responsibility to the environment and to the people around them.