OSI Group McDonalds is ranked number 63 on the Forbes list of wealthiest private companies, with an annual income of 6.1 billion dollars. They are a holding company with subsidiary companies throughout Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. Right now OSI Group McDonalds has Sheldon Lavin as its CEO and leader, who left the world of finance in order to shape the small Otto and Sons German meat producers into a company which can keep pace with the Fortune 500 food giant McDonald’s. OSI Group McDonalds under Lavin’s leadership has won many awards, including the UK Safety Council’s “Globe of Honor Award”, the “California Green Business” certificate, and the North American Meat Institution’s “Environmental Award”. All of this comes at the heels of massive growth and success since 1975 when Sheldon joined the company. Otto and Sons were the first to invest in freeze-dry technology which allowed them to keep pace with McDonald’s, but it has not been until recently that OSI Group McDonalds has focused heavily on sustainable initiatives for employees and environments to gain more support of the people.
CEO Sheldon Lavin is not only a great businessman but a great philanthropist who recently won the RSM US awards for Chicago-based philanthropists. He is an active contributor to the Jewish United Fund, the Inner City Foundation of Chicago, the Boys & Girls Club, The United Negro College Fund, The Goodman Theatre, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The company’s approach to business is not on like their approach to philanthropy: it is a family first approach, with over 20,000 employees in 17 different countries and 65 different facility locations. On top of all of this, Sheldon Lavin is an avid supporter of the Ronald McDonald House which gives medical assistance free of charge to children in need suffering terrible diseases such as cancer, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, and others.