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David McDonald Great Contribution Towards OSI Group

David McDonald was born in Iowa and to be precise in the North- Western side of Iowa. Mr McDonald undertook a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at the Iowa State University. He started out his career at OSI Group as a project manager and he is currently the serves as the chief operating officer of OSI Group, a company that is renown for its great contributions in the food products industry. At OSI Group, Mr McDonald also sits on the board of directors and he is also the chairman at the North American Meat Institute.

When he joined the OSI Group, David McDonald worked very hard, and his great efforts and contribution towards the said company saw him become the President of OSI Group, a position that he continues to diligently serve to to date. Mr David has worked diligently over the years to significantly grow the OSI Group. One of Mr David’s success techniques over the years has been to encourage integration within the company, for instance by insisting that the logistics team be in constant communications and collaboration with the management.

Through his great leadership, David McDonald has seen the company grow tremendously through various expansion plans across the world. The company for instance acquired Baho Food which enabled OSI Group to significantly increase its activities and production towards meeting the needs of its many customers all over the world.

Through his able leadership, OSI Group has had various expansion and strategic growth plans that has propelled the company to being one of the most successful food products company in the world. As a result, the company has been instrumental towards providing employment opportunities for many people all over the globe.

Mr David’s innovation skills has also propelled the company’s production capacity through encouraging new ideas and technology that has over the years increased OSI Groups efficiencies and as a result this has attracted more customers to the company greatly improving on the company’s revenues as well as improved delivery of quality products to its customers which subsequently leads to repeat and new customers and hence sustained growth for the company. It is therefore notable that David McDonald’s contribution towards OSI Group has been paramount and the company is bound to scale to even greater heights under his reputable leadership. Mr David’s commitment to the company has been consistent over the years. The growth of the company under his leadership has been significant and future for this great company is even brighter under Mr McDonald’s stewardship.

Sheldon Lavin: Humanitarian and Successful Businessman

Before talking about the success in business that makes Sheldon Lavin’s philanthropy possible let us talk about Sheldon’s humanitarian efforts themselves. He is a trustee for Ronald McDonald House a charity that enables families to be near their sick children or siblings who are being treated in hospitals far from their homes.

He is involved with various Jewish charities including the Sheba Foundation. An Isreali based charity that provides all manner of economic help to Jews of Ethiopian descent. Sheldon also serves on the board of trustees of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center.

Besides his involvement with an array of local charities in Chicago nationally known charities like the United Negro College Fund and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation have been beneficiaries of Sheldon’s compassion.

Sheldon began his working career as a banking executive and financial advisor. At one point he had his own investment firm. He has spent the last forty-seven years working in the meat industry as CEO of OSI.

In 1970 a frozen meat patty producer founded by Otto Kolchowsky had the opportunity to become McDonald’s Midwest supplier of burgers. The bank that financed expansion attached one caveat. Sheldon Lavin had to become a partner in the business. Initially, Sheldon had no desire to join what would become OSI. He was, however, willing to serve as a consultant to the company thus enabling the Kolchowsky’s to acquire the funding they needed.

Over the decades the original partners in OSI either retired or sold out. In the 1980s Sheldon became involved full time and took the helm at OSI. Under Sheldon’s stewardship, OSI has grown into a multinational company with 20,000 employees working in 70 facilities spread across 17 countries. The company still supplies McDonald’s in addition to selling multiple food service related products to multiple companies.

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