Foodservices are some of the most important services in society. If there were no food services available, most grocery stores and supermarkets would have empty shelves. This is because most grocery stores and supermarkets do not produce their own foods. This is the way most food retailors are because they tend to get their food products from actual food service providers. OSI Industries just so happens to be one of those foodservice providers, and it has a long history of providing services in this field of work. OSI Industries is based out of Aurora-Illinois, but it has factories and facilities all over the globe.
Founded by Otto Kolschowski over a century ago, this one-time meat market has grew into a food wholesaling powerhouse. Some of its first locations were in the municipalities of Maywood, Illinois, and in Oak Park, Illinois. Every level of the game is being handled here, including processing, sourcing, development and management. The company produces a wide array of foods such as onions, cucumbers, pasta, pot roast, chili, soups, panini, Tofu, cooked sausage links, meatloaf, meatballs, cheese, flatbread, fresh dough products, panini, turkey products and many more. Having street-level knowledge of different foreign cuisines is a fine attribute to attain and OSI’s R&D specialists has this extensive knowledge. President David McDonald and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon Lavin has provided great leadership, and they have played a key role in the company’s success. OSI Industries does a phenomenal job of acquiring stake into other businesses.
In 2016, the company acquired Tyson Foods and acquired BAHO Food. By doing so, the company was able to expand its reach to other untapped markets overseas. In addition to that, the company has been able to solidify its strength from the foundation-up. OSI Industries is laying a fantastic blueprint for others to follow, which makes it a top 100 company.
OSI Group boasts of being the food industry world leaders with their unique ways of conducting business satisfying their customers’ needs. They have the capability, ability, and interest in acquiring different food companies globally that are involved in the high quality production of food products hence increasing their portfolio brand. OSI Groups offers exception and high standard of operations globally with their latest addition and expansion being in Chicago and Europe.
The company leading operation headquarters are in Illinois, and the robust management and leadership ensure the smooth running of the company in the provision of value-added food products.
In 2016, OSI Group purchased the former Food plants of Tyson adding to its production facility another building of 200,000 square foot. The Food Plant is near the company other existing facilities making it easy to run the business efficiently. The main aim is to increase the growing demands of their clients’ needs. OSI Groups is located in 17 countries and has over 60 locations with their poultry production taking place in their China facilities. The company will keep 250 employees of Tyson Foods. Tyson Food was producing tempura chicken, prepared meals and even sauces transferring the whole portfolio to OSI Group. The OSI Group customers want and need for different food products is evolving fast, and the need to acquire and join with companies that believe in quality says Kevin Scott OSI Vice-President North America
The interest to expand globally has seen OSI Group acquire Flagship Europe. The company produces different lines of food products like dressings, pies, sauces serving the United Kingdom food service market. The Flagship Europe before joining hands with OSI had acquired Calder Food which is a UK company that deals with fillings, dips, and condiment complementing the company product line. Russell Maddock, the Flagship Europe President, stated that joining OSI is an exciting way of creating progressive development for both companies. It gives an increased level of resources and access to global and new markets with the opportunity to strengthen their position in the worldwide marketplace. Both companies’ presidents expressed high hopes of realizing their planned goals during the purchase.
The acquisition of Flagship Europe that concluded during the winter of 2016 will add satisfaction to their enterprise. It will give broader presence and exposure in Europe and enhance the OSI ability to serve its customers. OSI Group for decades has supplied value-added proteins to their customers, and it has grown to have its presence felt global, and 2016 was a successful year for the company.
Peter Briger, currently the principal of board of management working with the Fortress Investment Group. The company is recognized globally with various assets under its supervision. In 1998, Robert Kauffman and Randal Nardone initiated it as a private company. The firm maximizes its experience and skilled personnel in investment tactics whether private or credit of the various investors. Peter Briger is in charge of Mortgage and real estate department, dealing with distressed debt. From 2006, he worked as an associate of Board of management, in 2009 he became the Co-chairman. As a partner at the Fortress Investment Group, he worked with them since 2002. Before he joined the company, he partnered with the Tipping Point and Caliber Schools as a board member. Caliber Schools is determined in making students ready for colleges and the afterlife. As a Board advisor, he also partners with the hospital specifically in special surgery.
Apart from his professional works, he assists in Philanthropic and community causes such as the Global Fund for children and works with the Foreign Relations which deals with enabling citizens and officials be aware of foreign policy issues. He graduated from Princeton University with a B.A and later pursued Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania. Peter Briger joined grammar school, later convinced his parents to join Groton school. When there was a financial problem, Peter took the opportunity in analyzing the finance sector with Goldman. He went to Dallas selling bonds for the company and with the various places he visited he dealt as a mortgage trader.
Fortress Investment Group has become successful because of its diverse departments such as private equity, credit and real estate and liquid funds. The company takes up what other firms do not see as valuable and use it to benefit themselves. All through Peter Briger’s career, he has taken up such kind of opportunities. They aim at making their firm operational even in times of financial problems. His friends praised him for his excellent work in credit sector. Among the world known investors, he was invited to a Research conference. The guests are required to share with other investors their views and financial expectations. His firm is among the best-performing companies. Employees are not left behind in complementing how the company is doing well. They talk about the good salaries given to them, teamwork among them, sometimes given free drinks and snacks, they learn from the various opportunities and more.
Fortress Investment Group joined up with Mount Kellet Funds Management. Mount Kellet is a private firm dealing with investments and real estate. When the two companies worked together, they enabled staff to learn from each other. Mount Kellet benefitted from funds owned by the other company. The other benefitted too because of the merged asset management.
Three alumni of Princeton: Peter Briger, and other two set up a program which helps the young entrepreneurs, Princeton entrepreneurship. The young people receive financial support and a platform to share with other students, those within and the experienced in the business world. It helps the students have an open mind and ability to master courage and start up a company. This is in preparation for the competitive world.
SahmAdrangi is a successful investor and the Chief Executive Officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management. Recently, Kerrisdale raised close to $100 interested investors to wager that a single stock will fail. The interesting thing about the investment is the fact that most co-investments center around helping to recover a company rather than betting on a company’s failure. Mr. Adrangi pointed out that the money was raised quickly and that this signals the public’s interest in the wager. At this current time, Adrangi, along with an analyst at his company, are looking to educate public about what his company knows about the stock they have chosen to bet against. According to reports, the company they are shorting will be revealed at a later date, and Kerrisdale has already started to buy some of the stock in order to begin the process.
SahmAdrangi not only publishes research, but he also is a public speaker who enlightens people about different investment and shorting opportunities. Many people have attended different conferences just to hear him speak, and some of the conferences he has taken part of include the Value Investing Conference, the Sohn Conference, the Distressed Debt Investing Conference, and the Activist Investor Conference. He has also appeared on Bloomberg and CNBC and has been the center of pieces that were published by the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
SahmAdrangi, through Kerrisdale, focuses his talent on researching and bringing to light information related to companies that are just beginning to get started. He has featured Therapeutics, Pulse Biosciences, Zafgen, and Bavarian Nordic among many others. While he focuses some of his research on biotechnology industry, he also looks closer at mining companies. In 2014, he got a lot of people’s attention when he demonstrated holes in a service offered by Globalstar by publishing articles, presenting his findings to a live audience, and through a webcast.
SahmAdrangi studied at Yale University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in economics in 2003. He plans on continuing to shed light on the weaknesses and strengths of different companies and looks to reach more and more people, everyday.
OSI Industries is an American company specializing in the distribution of quality food products for retail sale and the food service industry. The company was founded in 1909 and has grown significantly over the years. It began as an entrepreneurs dream and despite its size; it still operates with that same entrepreneurial spirit. The guiding force behind the company is from the perspective of the employees that make up the OSI Team. The company believes that every person can make a difference in this world and that goes for the business sector, as well. The future of the company rests on attracting the best team members in the working world. To make that happen OSI Industries adopted a company culture that supports team members and allows them to grow to their fullest potential. Potential team members can always find a bright future at OSI and become part of a group that will make a difference.
OSI Industries has grown to a worldwide entity and works with a global mindset. The company is able to adapt to the different government regulations, available talent pool and culture each part of the world has to offer. The company offers local solutions to take into account the difference found in different parts of the world and efficiency to take into account the differing size of the food markets.
The company maintains headquarters in Illinois and operates more than 45 facilities in 16 countries around the globe. OSI is expanding its reach in China by employing its local strategy solution to the current market in that country. OSI has grown as the economy of China has grown. They operate eight factories and are currently planning two more. OSI has established the largest poultry operation in the country. The company serves clients such as Subway, Burger King, Papa John’s, Saizeriya, Starbucks, Yum and McDonalds. China continues to be the largest growing market while the population is earning more annually. For those reasons, it is important for OSI to keep up with the growth.
OSI Industries is also expanding around the globe in addition to China, with the expansion of production and processing facilities. A new beef processing plant is planned for Poland and will increase the current staff by 30 percent. A new and improved processing plant for frozen food opened in India with a focus on providing vegetable products for retail as well as restaurants. Production capacity is not the only area OSI is expanding. The company is also expanding product development. OSI partners with clients to develop the products its clients need to expand as well as provide more food choices.
Bob Reina has been of great help to the humane society of Tamp, in fact, he has gone above and beyond what most people would do to help an organization that strives to help those who cannot help themselves. He has helped to organize fundraisers, donated video conference software from his company Talk Fusion, and has even adopted a few pets to join him and his family in their home. But now that he has decided that he cannot adopt any more animals to live with his family, he wanted to find another way to help the organization that means so much to his heart. He knew that this new method would have to be something that would make a real difference for the organization and in the lives of the gentle creatures that they work to help. He also knew that just as with everything else in his life, he would have to do something that would get the attention of others so that they would be motivated to help out as well.
After a lot of deliberation and thought he decided that he would help out The Humane Society of Tampa Bay in a grand a glorious way, that would leave people talking for years. He would break the record for single individual donations to the group and give them a massive surge forward in their general operating campaign efforts. He asked them what the record of a single donor was, and even though he almost fainted when he discovered what it would take to break it, He nonetheless pulled out his checkbook and gave with a blessed heart, to the tune of One Million Dollars. The first part of the gift came at the annual charity Gala where he gave $250,000. Later in the year, he completed the gift with another check of $750,000.
Reina figured that this might be a better way to help than to add to his already large family of 11 dogs and cats and the two full-time housekeepers that he employs to keep up with their needs. While he loves all of the dogs he does admit that it is the 5 stray and rescue cats that he is a daddy to that steal his heart more and more each day. Scrappy, Mystery, Chance, Madison and Lucky are like his mischievous and quirky children and bring light to his life (http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2010/11/10/talk-really-can-be-cheap/#2924b32c4076). The Million dollar donation to the Humane Society of Tampa will help to facilitate adoptions, provide for foster care for animals in need or comprehensive attention, provide for the feeding, sheltering, and medical needs of others, and help to improve facilities for both animal operations and organization administration. Mostly the money will be used to help build a new low-cost vet clinic.
Bob Reina has always been about helping people. He started out as a Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy before moving on to start a technology company, Talk Fusion, which is the leader in video conferencing software for organizations of all sizes and types. The Talk Fusion suite allows people to connect easily without complicated configurations, downloads, installs, or confusion. With Talk Fusion, the idea is that people can be at their best when they can communicate easily and without delay.
Bob Reina also believes that people can be at their true best when they help others. He has devoted his life to the helping of those how are weaker, less fortunate, or who cannot defend themselves. He empowers his employees to do the same by letting them give away suites of the Talk Fusion software to organizations and groups that they feel strongly about helping. Bob believes that together through effective communication these groups can change the world.
He has certainly changed the world for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, but he has also stated that this is only the beginning. He has big plans to keep helping this organization to grow and be the best that it can be. But for now, he is not going to adopt any more furry members into his family, or at least he probably…more than likely…might not…for now!