Louis Chenevert Made a Lasting Impact in the Business World

Louis Chenevert Happened to of been born in Quebec and since there has been working on changing the world in his own ways. He happens to stand at an amazing 6’5” and happens to stand just as tall and proud as his accomplishments. One of his first achievements happened to of been his bachelor’s degree that he received from the Universite de Montreal, Ecole des Hautes etudes commercials.

For well over a decade, Louis Chenevert worked at General Motors before he made the decision to join a larger United Technologies Corporation. The company that he now happened to work at was known as the Pratt & Whitney business unit. He worked with this company for over 6 years, where he then in 1999 managed to get elected as being the president of the whole Pratt & Whitney division. After serving this position for 7 years he then moved on to be elected as CEO and president of UTC.

Chenevert by this time had managed to have quite a few amazing achievements but he also knew that he was not done growing his career. In 2011 and 2012 he went on to serve as being the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Business Council. Then in September of 2015, at Goldman Sachs, he took on the role of being the Exclusive Advisor in the Merchant Banking Division. This was a job in which he took on so that he could continue to target different opportunities in industrial sectors and aerospace, along with being able to advise other businesses. In March of 2006, Chenevert was able to earn an amazing total of $22,032,175 while being the CEO of United Technologies Corporation.

His amazing achievements do not stop there though. He was proudly able to be the recipient of the Honor Award from the National Building Museum in 2009. Then in May of 2011, He happily received an honorary doctorate from HEC Montreal. It is safe to say that he is one man that has a very bright future ahead of him and long as he continues being as amazing as he already is.

Sheldon Lavin-A Food Processor’s Dream Come True

Sheldon Lavin is highly profiled and well respected in the food processing industry. He is, currently, President and CEO of OSI Group, LLC.

OSI Group is an American meat processing company that serves the retail and service industries with headquarters in Illinois. The beginning of OSI Group dates back to 1909 when Otto Kolschowsky (a German immigrant) started his family owned meat market in Illinois two years after arriving in the United States. In 1917 he had expanded his company into the wholesale meat business and relocated his company to a suburb near Chicago. His company was called Otto and Sons and the year was 1928. Otto and Sons established a reputation for providing the highest quality meats. In 1955 Mc Donald’s opened its first location in Des Plaines, Illinois and selected Otto and Sons as their meat supplier. The deal was sealed with a handshake between Ray Kroc (CEO of Mc Donald’s) and Otto’s sons, who developed a strong and lasting relationship over time. Supplying beef patties to Mc Donald’s soon became the main business of Otto and Sons. In 1960, the process of freezing fresh foods using liquid nitrogen (Cryogenics) surfaced and revolutionized the fast food industry.

In 1970, Sheldon Lavin became involved in the financing of Otto and Sons and in 1975, Otto and Sons became OSI Group Industries. In the early 1980’s, Sheldon Lavin obtained 100% voting control of the company making him CEO and President of OSI Group Industries.

Under Sheldon Lavin’s leadership, OSI Group Industries expanded from being a domestic food processing company locally, to being an International Leader in the Food Processing industry. Currently, there are over sixty OSI locations in over 16 different countries including Canada, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Germany.

Sheldon Lavin received the Global Visionary Award by India’s Vision World Academy on February 20, 2016 because of his concern for the general welfare of the company as well as for the employees. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from RSM US LLP on October 22, 2015. This annual award is presented to those who are recognized as demonstrating outstanding leadership and service to Chicago’s businesses as well as to their community. OSI has also won awards for their Management in Health and Safety Risk and in Environmental Management.