OSI the king of the Food Processing Industry

OSI is a privately held American Company that operates in the food processing industry. As such, the company owns several meat processors which service food service and retail industries. The company has its head offices in Aurora Illinois.

The company can be traced back to 1909 when Otto Kolschowsky a German immigrant established a family meat business in Oak Park Illinois. This was two years after he had arrived in the United States. Seven years later, the company expanded and relocated to the nearby Maywood a Chicago suburb.

In 1928, the company renamed to Otto & Sons. Since then, the company offers quality meats to local and international clients. When McDonald established its pioneer store in Des Plaines Illinois, it contracted Otto & Sons to supply fresh ground beef patties. Since then, the company forged a long term relationship with McDonald’s is today one of its largest meat suppliers. As McDonald continued to grow in prosperity and size, so did OSI.

Otto & Sons renamed to OSI industries in 1975. Today, OSI Industries is estimated to be 58th largest private company in United States with annual revenues amounting to more than $ 6.1 billion. OSI Industries has several plants across the United States such as in Geneva, Chicago, and West Chicago all in Illinois. Other states where the company has meat plants include California, Wisconsin, Utah and Iowa. The company is estimated to have more than 20, 000 employees in over 17 countries across the world.

OSI Industries processes several private label food brands. In most cases, it co-packs food products for its retail and foodservice customers. Its customers are from all major regions of the World including the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Eastern and Western Europe.
OSI’s success and growth strategy are tied to the company’s commitment to consistency and responsiveness. To this end, the company is dedicated to ensuring that its customers have quality experience as they are served efficiently irrespective of location in the world. It delivers custom value added food products to its retail and foodservice brands. OSI’s has managed its food supply chain efficiently so that processing and distribution are outsourced thus ensuring that their customers maximize their opportunities.

Today, OSI Industries products include bacon, hot dogs, meat patties, poultry, Pizza, dough products, vegetables and pork. Over the years, OSI has received several awards and recognition for efficient management of food safety and health risks. Additionally, the company has been lauded for effective environmental management.

OSI Group Info: www.linkedin.com/company/osi-industries

Renaissance Man Eric Pulier

If you were to meet a young Eric Pulier on the campus of Harvard University in the late 1980’s he would most likely fill the conversation with youthful curiosity and excitement and may even discuss literature or the socioeconomic status of less fortunate people people. To meet him today may not entail that much of a different experience although he may exchange the literary context of the conversation for technological context as to date he has funded or founded over fifteen different tech-centered companies.

Although Eric Pulier has a keen eye for business and is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur, he has never neglected his philanthropic desires and his desires to give back to the less fortunate are always at the forefront of his decision making. Early in his career his philanthropy stretched to the Multiple Sclerosis Society as he worked in his field to adapt a multimedia education system that could teach people with the disease, about the disease. Further into the 90’s Pulier worked with such high names as Peter Samuelson and Stephen Spielberg to help develop a private social media platform to allow children with chronic illness to develop a network with each other privately and exchange communication in a safe environment.

mong his successes is the authorship of a book entitled, “Understanding Enterprise SOA” which was published and highly regarded in 2005. Pulier has also been the recipient of numerous patents for a wide variety of inventions in the area of cloud computing technology. Eric currently calls Los Angeles home, where he resides with his four young children. He is consistently working on various entrepreneurial pursuits and stays active in learning as much as he can about the growing cloud computing technology market that he is so much an important part of.