OSI Food Solutions is one of the leading food producing companies in the world. The company was founded in 1909 by one man who ran the business as a local butcher shop for many years. Nearly 110 years later, their production and distribution facilities operate in many countries. The company is currently staffed by over 20,000 employees.
It is a privately held American company and operates out of its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. OSI Food Solutions was primarily a meat-based product distributor for many decades. They distribute products and solutions to the food service industry. Their ready to cook, fresh or frozen meat products such as burgers, patties, nuggets, strips, pre-cooked franks, and more help to make food preparation convenient end simple for their customers. The company serves some of the largest food retailers, including Burger King, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Subway, and Papa John’s Pizza. Food production for the company now goes well beyond meat, and it includes vegetables, fruits, breads and dough, and assorted condiments. They are equipped to supply the vast majority of food products required by their customers.
OSI Food Solutions has largely expanded its global operations over the course of the last several years. The company has acquired food production companies such as Flagship Europe, Baja Foods, and a Tyson Foods chicken distribution facility. The acquisitions have helped enable OSI Food Solutions to reach its goal of broader European expansion. Additionally, the US based purchase of the Tyson facility has resulted in the company doubling its chicken production that was another corporate goal set by the management team.
The two top level executives of OSI Food Solutions are Chairman and CEO Sheldon Lavin and President and COO David G. McDonald. Other key leaders include CFO and Executive Vice President Bill Weimer, Uwe Rößler, Managing Director, and Senior Vice President Brent Afman.