The path to becoming of the world’s most vital food distribution companies is not something that can achieved in the blink of an eye. It requires thoughtfulness, perseverance, and most importantly simply a little luck.
OSI Industries has been building up its brand image for over a century. The company began in the most humble way possible as a small city in a bustling city. It grew and expanded step-by-step over the following decades. Leadership changed hands and partnerships were formed, each step bring the company closer to vision of long-term sustainability. In a recent Gazette Day article, they describe how the past and present, are culminating in the future of OSI Industries.
The company is presently operating not far from its Chicago origin point in Aurora, Illinois. From this center they operate a strong domestic distribution system, in addition to its international network. Towards the turn of the century, present CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald took their positions. Both of these individuals bring a unique touch, but one with huge long term potential. They are active in the community along with never ensuring they never stray too far from the humble roots that make up the core of OSI Industries.
In recent years, OSI Industries has taken huge steps to expand globally. They first move began with a new domestic plant to secure more resources for its operations. The first major international purchase was Baho Foods. It was quickly followed up with Flagship Europe. The combined assets brings the companies product into 17 countries across most of the European region. All pre-established routes also belong to the company, which further expands their influence outside of the main countries and into other parts of the world.
CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald have made great strides in moving OSI Industries into the global sphere through its series of acquisitions and domestic backbone at home. They know a sustainable company has to be humble, but also dominant in its actions. The company has a bright future ahead, as it slowly cements place as a 21st century modern company.