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OSI Group’s Sheldon Lavin Says That a Culture of Family Is What Sets His Company Apart From Others Large Businesses

Sheldon Lavin is the Chairman and CEO of OSI Group, LLC, the worlds leading supplier of meat to the retail and food service sector. Sheldon attended college at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, completing a degree in accounting and finance before earning a degree in business from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Upon completion of his education, he opened his own financial consulting firm, Sheldon Lavin and Associates, Inc. It was during this time that he made the acquaintance of the Kolschowsky family. He helped them with the financing to start their own meat processing company, Otto & Sons, the predecessor to OSI Group. In 1970, Sheldon accepted a position with Otto & Sons and he has been with the company ever since. Under his guidance, Otto & Sons, now known as OSI Group, has grown to be the global leader in the meat processing industry. The proof of this success is evident in the fact that OSI now has operations in 17 countries globally, with 80 facilities. The company has also expanded through the acquisition of other successful food companies. In 2006, OSI acquired Amick Farms, a vertically integrated poultry company from the eastern United States. As recently as 2016, the company acquired a controlling stake in Baho Food, a Dutch company that manufactures meat and other food items and has facilities in Germany and the Netherlands, and https://www.theofficialboard.com/biography/sheldon-lavin-d4824.

Sheldon Lavin recently opened up about his career with OSI Group and talked about what keeps him motivated in an interview with Interview.net. He talks about how he helped the Kolschowsky family, the founders of Otto & Sons, to get financing while he was still working as a consultant. The relationship didn’t end there and in 1970, Sheldon accepted a position with the company. He has been there ever since and has seen Otto & Sons evolve into the globally recognized OSI Group. He always envisioned that OSI would one day be a worldwide food processing enterprise. Sheldon believes that what truly made the company successful was the fact that OSI has maintained the same family atmosphere and culture that it started with. Unlike many other companies its size, OSI considers itself a family and according to Sheldon, this is what sets it apart and allows it to be able to meet the demands of its customers at a consistent level of excellence. He maintains that OSI is “extremely proud of the people who work with us. Without the loyal and talented folks on our team, we would have never achieved success in this industry. My office door is always open, and I listen to everyone who voices their thoughts. At the corporate office, we all eat lunch together and address each other by our first names.” This really sums up exactly what Sheldon means when he says that OSI is firstly and foremostly a family company, and learn more about Sheldon.

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Clayton Hutson – article recap

After being captivated by music for many years as well as having learned a great deal as a stage manager, producer, sound engineer and production manager, Clayton Hutson set about launching his own production management company.

 

Some of the artists he has worked with include Pink, Guns N’ Roses, Kelly Clarkson, Kid Rock and more. He is currently a producer, designer and manager of a number of live tours, most of which involve rock music.

 

Hutson spoke about how he was fortunate to learn valuable lessons from each position he held and how those lessons and the skills he also learned have shaped his approach to his business. He also pointed out the effect of the timing of the last recession on his employer helped him determine the time was right for him to start his own company.

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The company makes available production design and management services, logistics and stage management services, rigging and more.

 

On a typical day for Hutson he gets an early start by arriving at the site before anyone else. He takes a look at the day’s schedule, carries out a walk-through, establishes a storage plan and compiles a list of things for the crew to perform.

 

During the show, Hutson works out what directions and details he will be giving his staff for when the show is over. Taking care of all the details helps him with his work throughout the day and delegate what needs to be completed.

 

What’s more, he envisions what each set will look like in his mind and at the same time he hears the sounds and sees the lighting he requires for his vision.

 

Advances in technology have been a significant ingredient and exciting for Hutson as well. Lights and video have made a huge impact on the industry and according to Hutson the industry has also benefitted from performers such as Lady Gaga and Pink and their aerial stunts during their shows.

 

Hutson graduated with a BA degree in theatre design and technical production from Central Michigan University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

 

His career took in work with TV evangelist Billy Graham, production manager for Getagrip Touring, stage manager for Kanye West, vice president of production for Ronin Event Creative and the production manager for Prince and Jennifer Nettles. Learn more: https://www.discogs.com/artist/4165463-Clay-Hutson

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The Caring Family Of The Highest Paid CEO, Tony Petrello

The family continues to support the institution hoping that a cure will be found for their daughter and other children with cerebral palsy. Tony Petrello also serves on the hospital’s board of directors.

When they feel helpless about Carena’s condition, they think of other parents and children going through the same thing. They hope that their efforts can alleviate the suffering.

Tony Petrello started an endowment fund at Yale University for students who excel in mathematics. The $150,000 scholarship is in honor of the late Serge Lang, Tony Petrello’s professor of mathematics at the institution.

Nabors Industries and its employees were on site to give relief to hurricane Harvey. The employees gave a cash donation, and the company doubled it.

The company also gave the employees paid off time for them to participate fully in the relief services.

The company also put up a makeshift kitchen that made meals for affected families. The families were fed on three hot meals a day. Those affected by Hurricane Harvey included at least ten percent of Nabors Industries workers.

Read more: Tony Petrello’s Nabors Industries Will Purchase Tesco This Year

Nabors Industries gives scholarships to its employees’ children. It also supports charitable organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Bike MS.

The Petrello Shadyside home in Houston recently hosted Tommy Tune, the New York-based Broadway celebrity, for a cocktail party. Tommy Tune was born in Houston, but he left for New York to pursue a career in music.

He was returning home for the Tommy Tune Tonight concert at the Miller Outdoor Theater. During the event, the celebrity performed before five thousand fans.

Tony Petrello had invited about fifty of his friends and the advisory board members of the Miller Outdoor Theater. City Kitchen provided catering services, while Scott Graham, a piano player, and Divisi Strings Amp’d entertained guests.

Guests, including Tommy Tune, enjoyed watching the family’s outdoor bunnies on the well-landscaped palatial home. The celebrity, who is six feet six inches tall, towered above the other guests.

Tommy Tune has won many awards in the years he has worked on Broadway. An award was started in his honor in his hometown of Houston. The Tommy Tune Awards recognizes high school musical theater teachers in Houston.

Find more about Tony Petrello: https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/how-tony-petrello-helped-houston-hurricane-harvey-relief

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What Museums And Restaurants There Are Around Fagali’I Airport

Many visitors to Apia land at the Fagali’I Airport. This airport is only used by Polynesian Airlines and they fly routes exclusively between Apia and Pago Pago in American Samoa. However, this airline does offer chartered flights for sightseeing as well as doing emergency evacuations for those in severe medical conditions.

Fagali’I Airport just has a single airstrip for planes to land on and take off from. In the past other airlines have also used it such as Talofa Airways, Samoa Air, and South Pacific Island Airways. Its international airport code is FGI and it is in the Pacific/Apia time zone which means it is 14 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. The airport consists of one large room in which you can book or pick up your tickets, if you haven’t already done so. You also wait in this room for your flight. The airport is air-conditioned and does have fans which are very helpful as it is located in the tropics.

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The Fagali’I Airport is central to most of the hotels on the island of Upolu. Depending on how nice of a hotel you want you can expect to pay somewhere between $24 to $180 a night with the average nightly cost being $70 on expedia.com.

There are seven museums that are within miles of the Fagali’I Airport. These are the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Plantation House Samoa, The Vanya Taule’alo Gallery, EFKS Museum, the Tiapapata Art Centre, the Museum of Samoa, and the Samoa Culture Centre according to cheapflights.com. These are all inexpensive to visit and feature historical artifacts of Samoa and are a celebration of its 3500 years of history of being populated.

When you’re staying in a hotel near the Fagali’I Airport, you will also have a large number of restaurants to choose from of every price range. Some of the “cheap eats” restaurants are Lynn’s Takeaway and the EziBro Juice Bar. Moderately priced places are the Nourish Cafe, Pacific Jewell’s Garden Cafe, and the Kokobanana Bar & Grill. Upscale dining options are Paddles Restaurant, Scalinis Restaurant, Amanaki Restaurant, and A Feast Restaurant by Sheraton among other options.

Search more about Fagali’I Airport: http://www.dohop.com/travel-guide/airports/FGI/Fagali’I Airport

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Betsy DeVos speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference about Education Empowerment

Beginning with a moment of silence for the students, teachers, and all the people who were impacted by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference as she was interviewed by Kay Coles James, Heritage Foundation President. The subject of the speech was empowerment in the areas concerning freedom of choice for education and freedom to express ideas in college.

 

Among the items discussed by Secretary DeVos were the steps her office is taking to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Every Student Succeeds Act will help to ensure that all students and schools are successful. Secretary DeVos encouraged the decision makers at the State level to empower parents in the education of their children by offering them more educational opportunities, especially military parents. A new plan that the Department of Education and the Heritage Foundation are working to help military parents is to offer education savings accounts for military dependents. Military families with school-age children make decisions regarding whether they serve based on where their children will attend school.

 

Secretary DeVos explained that school vouchers are not just about considering whether to send your child to private schools. Vouchers are simply a mechanism of how to choose a school. She serves on a task force that focuses on elevating and increasing the opportunities involving apprenticeship. In this country we must realize that obtaining a four-year college or university degree is not the only way to become successful. Millions of jobs go unfilled because people do not have the required skills to fill those jobs.

 

Secretary DeVos believes college students should be able to express their opinions and test their ideas, which is something that she had a chance to do when she was in college. Without mentioning any specific incidents, Secretary DeVos acknowledged that there have been attempts to silence free speech and the expression of conservative ideas on college campuses. Secretary DeVos told listeners that the place to have disagreements, which she refers to as “the battle of ideas” is on the college campuses. Therefore, Secretary DeVos pledged to work towards ensuring that students will continue to have the opportunity to freely express their ideas. She explained that for college students, support for higher education is a significant role of the Office of Secretary of Education.

 

Secretary DeVos reiterated her goal of wanting to see that all parents be able to choose what school their child attend. Kay Coles James compared Secretary DeVos to Margaret Thatcher, who was described as, “an iron fist and a velvet glove.” At times, in the face of opposition, Secretary DeVos has championed the cause for equal educational opportunities for children. She was appointed Secretary of the Department of Education by President Donald Trump.

 

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