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OSI Food Solutions: Here’s What You Need To Know About This Successful Food Producer

For OSI Food Solutions, getting the most out of their mergers and acquisitions of food companies by expanding is something that the executives. Indeed, OSI was once a small meat shop located on the west side of Chicago.

OSI is an American food company that has brokered impressive deals with international companies over the last few years. OSI has also purchased non-US food companies and food products that are considered an essential fit for OSI Food Solutions’ product lines that they have today.

Regarding the company history, OSI Food Solutions name was once Otto & Sons, Inc., which was named by Otto Kolschowsky. This German immigrant started this meat company in 1909, and it has blossomed into something extraordinary as a company.

OSI is a 109-year-old food company with a 6 billion dollars in sales, as noted by Forbes. Today, OSI has nearly 20,000 employees as well as 67 business units located in approximately 16 nations.

Sheldon Lavin — the CEO of OSI — became a crucial part of Otto & Sons as a financial backer in the 1970s. Lavin worked out some significant business deals with Otto Kolschowsky and other stakeholders. Lavin eventually took the reins at Otto & Sons and changed the name to OSI Food Solutions. Otto Kolschowsky was a German Immigrant who owned the company, but changed its name to Otto & Sons in 1928. Later that same year, Sheldon Lavin gained control of the company.

OSI Food Solutions sells a variety of many types of foods like vegetables, meat, mayonnaise, fish, specialty-dough, poultry, vegetable-based products, and many other brands. OSI serves its customers and stakeholders in the US both and internationally.

OSI was ranked number 58 as a private, American-based food company by Forbes in 2016. Part of the reason for OSI’s success is because of their great team of subsidiary companies, executives and employees. OSI believes strongly in inclusion for its diverse group of employees being that it is an international company.

Over the years, CEO of OSI Food Solutions, Sheldon Lavin has relied on his essential executives like David McDonald — the COO and President of OSI — and Sherry DeMeulenaere. Sherry DeMeulenaere is not only the CFO of OSI, but also the Senior VP at OSI.

OSI Food Solutions purchased Flagship Europe, which is a subsidiary company of the Flagship Food Group in late 2016. The main headquarters of Flagship Food Group is located in Denver, Colorado.

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