OSI Industries, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a global leader in the food processing industry. Although the company specializes in production of meats such as poultry, sausage links, and beef patties, they have expanded into the frozen food market as well as other ventures. The once local Illinois meat market now has large production plants in over 60 countries around the globe and works with major companies such as McDonald’s, Subway, and Starbucks.
Osi Industries was founded in the year 1909 by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky. The company started out as a small local meat business, but expanded into a larger wholesale meat operation in 1917. Perhaps the biggest turning point in company history came when Ray Kroc opened a McDonald’s franchise in nearby Des Plaines Illinois and chose Otto’s company to supply the meat patties needed to run the franchise. This business relationship that was formed in the mid 50s would end up catapulting OSI Industries to new heights that the company would have never imagined otherwise. The more McDonald’s grew, the more OSI Industries grew along with it.
OSI Industries are currently led by CEO Sheldon Lavin. Lavin has been involved in the food service industry since 1970 when he was helping finance Otto & Sons (OSI Industries) before they became the global leader that they are today. Under his leadership the company has gone from a regional meat producer, to a global leader in the food service industry. He was presented with the the prestigious Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy on February 20, 2016, for his contributions to global economic growth and job creation. Mr. Lavin still works tirelessly with other leaders to make OSI Industries even larger as time goes on. He is currently working on expanding the companies influence in China and all signs indicate that he will surely be successful in achieving that goal.
With the steady growth that OSI Industries is experiencing, the company is always in need of more educated and productive employees. The company has a firm belief that everyone can make a difference, and they provide their employees with all of the tools necessary to be successful at OSI Industries. Anyone who is looking for a career with a company that has many growth opportunities should definitely look into joining this global leader in the food processing industry.