Becoming a market leader and the largest privately-owned company in the United States of America are enviable achievements. It is the dream of many corporate leaders to develop a leading brand whose operations and reputation transcend the domestic market. It is such feats that OSI Group under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald, the president and CEO, respectively, have achieved. Since its founding over a century ago the company has transformed into a multinational conglomerate with an ever-increasing quality product portfolio, operational footprint, employee base, production capacity, and consequently, yearly revenue. Today, OSI boasts of annual revenue of over $6 billion, an employee base of over 20,000 people and an operational footprint in 17 countries spread across five of the seven continents of the world. The company also boasts of numerous excellent management awards that have been awarded to its top management, its various subsidiaries, and OSI in general.
Growth and Development
For the past century, OSI Group has increasingly evolved its operations with the adoption of innovative technologies and a strategic management practices aimed at adding a level of flexibility and responsiveness to its operations. From the revolutionary cryogenic meat processing technology to a longstanding partnership with fast food giants including McDonald’s, and strategic acquisitions and partnerships globally, OSI Group is truly a global brand whose management is keen on achieving market domination through high quality foods. In continents such as Europe, the company has adopted an aggressive expansion strategy characterized by partnerships with firms and acquisitions. In addition to partnering with a German firm, OSI also acquired UK-based Flagship Europe and Dutch company Baho Foods while also opening processing plants in Poland and Spain. OSI Group also has facilities and partners in Canada, Brazil, Japan, and India. In the U.S. where it is headquartered Illinois’s Aurora City, the company has numerous facilities including a newly-acquired Tyson Foods plant in Chicago.
Despite its wildly successful global campaign to become a food market leader, OSI Industries also dedicates a significant amount of resources to support local charities. The company has a longstanding sponsorship relationship with Ronald McDonald House; a charitable organization dedicated to offering a wide range of services to local communities including health care and accommodation services to the needy. OSI also donates to Feeding America.