Founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky, OSI Industries was a small butcher shop, and meat market in Chicago called Otto & Sons. Currently, it has dominated many regions around the world with over 65 partners. With Sheldon Lavin as its CEO, he has focused the operations of the company on food safety, green practices, and sustainability. He is further identifying innovative strategies to grow OSI Industries using market-focused methods. The current CEO of OSI industries is David Mcdonald.
As an experienced investor and banking expertise, David Mcdonald had initiated a drive to succeeding the operations of the company. Being in the company for over forty years, he has been the one on the push for the company’s global growth and success as from the 1970’s. He has often strategically planned his purchases, joint ventures, and acquisitions of other companies that needed mutual benefit and partnership. The green innovations has been his initiative to bring greater purpose of venture for his company. With his time of management, today he is an overseeing an approximate total of over 20,000 employees around the world. He is committed to alleviating degrading environmental effects and ready to promote a sustainable supply chain and healthy contributions to workers and communities throughout the world.
In Lavin’s executive management in 2014, the company had ventured jointly with United Kingdom’s Pickstock. This joint venture had allowed for the expansion of its beef distribution in Europe. Again, it had entered into a joint venture with EDEKA in Germany, which is a popular supermarket chain. This has additionally increased distribution of its products and services. In 2016, OSI Industries bought Tyson production plant in Chicago for $7.4 million under the leadership of the CEO David Mcdonald. This had added the company an abundant storage space, being found on 200,000 square feet of land, and has allowed for growth addition. In the same year, the company acquired Baho Food Company, which produced and distributed ranges of foods and convenience meat products in Netherlands and Germany. This gave OSI Industries a broader global reach to include Deli meats and quick snacks and plans to further make efficient operations for meat processing.
The group had also acquired the Flagship Europe of the United Kingdom in 2016, which distributes a massive amount of products ranging from frozen poultry and sauces to Oliver James pies and sous vide items all over the United Kingdom and Europe. It had given OSI Industries an opportunity to expand beyond frozen and convenience meats to food suppliers, marinades and many other products in the European market. David Mcdonald is working to add more partnerships in Europe and Australia.
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