New Acquisitions Will Propel OSI Group To be Global Leader Under Sheldon Lavin

Osi Group has grown from a small butcher shop to a worldwide recognized meat processor since its foundation over more than 100 years. Otto was the founder of the firm in Chicago. The company has grown since then and now has over 65 locations in different regions of the world. The company has grown tremendously and Sheldon Lavin hopes the new Acquisitions will help the company dominate meat market sphere. Lavin hopes the company will grow further not only through the acquisitions but also by investing in innovations such as on food security measures, sustainability as well as better food safety.

Acquisitions and other Ventures by OSI

In 2014, OSI Group under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin entered a venture with Pickstock from the UK. The venture gave an opportunity to OSI to penetrate into the European market especially on supply a distribution of beef. On the other hand, the joint venture gave Pickstock an opportunity for growth. Osi also entered another venture with Select Ready Foods from Canada. Select Ready deals with beef, pork, and chicken production. Another joint venture was with EDEKA in Germany. EDEKA is a popular supermarket in Germany. The two deals enabled expansion of market base for meat products from OSI in both countries.

In 2016, OSI acquired Tyson plant for about $7.4 million. The plant in Chicago is convenient for Osi and has over 200,000 square feet which offer abundant storage as well as allow growth for further meat production. Still, in 2016, the group acquired a majority shareholding in Baho Food. Baho is a Dutch company which produces and supplies meat products in the Netherlands as well as Germany. OSI hopes the deal will expand continental reach in Europe. Also in 2016, the group acquired Flagship Europe, which distributes a variety of frozen meat products throughout Europe as well in the U.K. OSI Group also acquired Hynek Schlachthof GmbH, which is a slaughterhouse in Frankfurt. The firm offers a strategic and accessible location for distribution of meat and other products in Germany and the rest of Europe.

About Sheldon Lavin

Sheldon is the chief executive officer as well as the chairman of OSI Group. Under his visionary leadership, he has propelled expansion of OSI Group. India Vision World Academy recognized his efforts in an expansion of OSI and they presented the Global Visionary Award for the year 2016. In a recent interview, Sheldon Lavin emphasized he hopes the company will become a global leader in the food industry while producing sustainable products.

Sheldon Lavin’s  Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin

Eric Lefkofksy Creates Tempus Labs to Create Data-Driven Cancer Treatment

Brian Harris wrote an article for Release Fact titled, “Eric Lefkofksy’s Tempus Labs Uses Big Data Analytics to Revolutionize Cancer Medicine”. The article discuses Eric Lefkofsky’s recent endeavor, Tempus Labs. The company was created in 2015 with the aim to help cancer patients by creating a library of data from previous cancer patients. The data, along with genome sequencing, provides precision medicine to each individual. Understanding the individual’s tumor at a molecular level along with understanding previous treatments for similar tumors and body chemistry, allows physicians to make real-time decisions backed by data to provide the best options to each individual.

In its short life, Tempus has quickly become a top performer in the health technology field. Dr. Eric Topol has even featured it on his list of advanced medical technology. The company has recently been testing a variety of technologies that promise to revolutionize medicine.

One such technology is the use of gene therapy and gene editing to identify mutations in genes that cause hereditary vision loss or blindness. The FDA approved the technology in late 2017 which led to vivo manipulation in a male with Hunter syndrome. The results are still anticipated.

The company has also developed machine learning technology to identify skin cancers. The algorithm has the same ability as a physician to identify skin lesions. Another technology recently approved by the FDA is the smartwatch diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. It monitors the heartrate of individuals, providing alerts to those with who have outliers.

They also developed a pathogen sequencing technology which would provide accelerated genome sequencing of pathogens to quickly maintain control of outbreaks. This would provide advanced responses for public health in the case of a pathogen outbreak.

Since 2015, the Tempus Labs team has created a mission to use genome sequencing data in a clinical setting. They want every patient to be able to benefit from the previous treatments of people who have experienced the same disease prior. They provide the physicians with actionable insights and tools.

Eric Lefkofksy co-founded Tempus Labs after seeing the harrowing process of cancer treatment when a loved one was diagnosed. He resides in Chicago with his wife working on philanthropic enterprises like the Lefkofsky Family Foundation.

Eric Lefkofksy’s Social Media: www.facebook.com/eplefkofsky/

Robert Deignan leads ATS to the First AppEsteem Certification

Robert Deignan is the co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Inbound Call Experts. ICE is a company that provides solutions to software application clients. Robert Deignan is an experienced e-commerce executive. He is a graduate of Purdue University where he studied a Bachelor of a Science in Business Management. He went to St. Thomas Aquinas for his basic education. He has served in various capacities in different companies including working as the Executive Vice President of iS3 Inc in Boyton Florida. He is also the co-founder of Frankline Inc.

About ATS Digital Services

Inbound Call Experts (ICE) changed its name to ATS Digital Services. It was the first ever call Services Company to be certified by AppEsteem. The certification requires the fulfillment of 39 parameters of compliance. The company offers support services for software applications. ICE is a brainchild of veteran cybersecurity experts and software gurus who had worked for Microsoft Corporation. ATS has been providing support services to clients via a remote access screen-sharing application and via telephone engagement. The company states on its website that they focus on complete compliance to the customers’ needs. When he was interviewed regarding the certifications, Robert Deignan said that after reviewing their work operations, they realized that they met most of AppEsteem’s requirements and therefore they decided to make the request for certification. The certification has sent a positive signal to security companies, software vendors and service regulators that ATS offers state-of-the-art service that has caught the eye of the industry kingpins. The certification also confirms that ATS is a consumer-friendly service organization.

The Certification from AppEsteem

The certification from AppEsteem includes input from regulators in government, security organizations, the software industry, call centers and consumer groups. In addition, AppEsteem also has its own requirements which must be fulfilled before a certification is granted. The conditions laid out by AppEsteem are meant to protect the consumer against malpractices. AppEsteem also seeks to ensure that there is a more reliable software downloading industry. On its part, AppEsteem expressed optimism that their certification will offer vulnerable consumers a haven when it comes to online software services. The AppEsteem President, Mr. Dennis Batchelder pointed out that AppEsteem hopes to weed out fraudulent call centers.

https://www.inthebite.com/2016/01/79th-silver-sailfish-derby-starts-tomorrow/

Sahm Adrangi Shorts Proteostasis

If Sahm Adrangi is right, which he tends to be when it comes to predicting failing companies, investors should avoid Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. when it comes to traditional investing. Proteostasis is still in its developmental stages and its main medication is for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. Unfortunately, although Proteostasis is touting it as a breakthrough medication for the debilitating disease, Sahm Adrangi believes the drug is ineffective. The medication known as PTI-428 will most likely fail Phase 3 trials according to Sahm Adrangi and his company Kerrisdale Capital Management.

During the Phase 2 studies of the drug, the size of the placebo group was very small and the bad outcomes that came with the natural progression of the disease made the treatment group’s results look much better than they actually were. Sahm Adrangi’s research led him to believe that the company is also omitting negative results of the trial to make it look a lot more useful than it actually is.

Kerrisdale Capital Management’s research has led Sahm Adrangi to arrange a short-selling position for Proteostasis that will lead the company and their investors to make a considerable amount of money if their hypothesis is correct. Adrangi has a long history of calling out companies for pushing bad drugs onto the market in order to gain money from investors. When Proteostasis Therapeutics made the announcement of the new medication that is in development, their stock price almost doubled. This rise is expected to be temporary and will most likely fall dramatically after the results of the Phase 3 trial. While the FDA has granted PTI-428 the Orphan Drug and Breakthrough Therapy designations, Kerrisdale Capital’s experts believe these labels are misplaced.

Sahm Adrangi has predicted the ineffectiveness of several other medications that were in development stages including ones by the companies Sage Therapeutics and Bavarian Nordic. In the earlier stages of his career, he gained attention by exposing fraudulent Chinese based companies that were trading in the United States.

https://www.benzinga.com/topic/sahm-adrangi

Entrepreneur Shiraz Boghani Wins The 2016 ‘Hotelier Of The Year’ Award

Entrepreneur Shiraz Boghani from his humble beginnings has emerged as an extraordinary entrepreneur, businessman, investor, philanthropist and “Hotelier of the Year”. Winning this prestigious award from the Asian Media and Marketing Group, in 2016, was an illustration of his hard work, courage, determination and, motivation to succeed. His Superior actions have made a positive profound difference in the lives of his family, friends and, others as he became the change that he wanted to see. By providing excellence in the areas of customer service, employee relations, decision making, leadership and in many other areas, he was recognized by his community and prominent leaders as being more than worthy of receiving such an honorable award.

Shiraz Boghani is a man of courage, determination, and motivation. He posses the will to succeed despite any trials and tribulations that have occurred in his life. Mr. Shiraz Boghani began his journey when he left Kenya in 1969 And relocated to the UK. He became an accountant at a small firm known as Thompson McClintock and Company. He eventually became an early Pioneer in the 1990s and participated in the development of limited-service branded hotels that were located in London. It was this opportunity among many, that allowed Shiraz Boghani to excel in various areas of his life.

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As a certified accountant Mr. Shiraz Boghani, possessed a passion for the hospitality industry, focusing on the building and development of hotels. His career in this industry has expanded more than 30 years. He successfully owns and manages 19 hotels located in the United Kingdom. In addition to receiving “Hotelier of the Year Award,” Shiraz Boghani has received many awards that exemplify his level of commitment, compassion for others and dedication. The hotelier has demonstrated his ability to utilize superior negotiation skills when he brokered The Hilton London Bankside Hotel deal that is estimated to be worth approximately 120 million euros. Since the completion of this project, he has gone on to successfully participate in the building of the Holiday Inn London, The Grand Hotel and Spa, and the Conrad London St James. By providing exceptional leadership skills, Shiraz Boghani has made a major and positive impact on the hotel industry. And, contributed to the success of the Hilton Hotel family.

Mr. Shiraz Boghani is a true testament to entrepreneurship and what one can accomplish When they are determined to implement their vision, focus, and determination.

Read more: Hotelier Shiraz Boghani Shines At The Asian Business Awards 2016


Ara Chakerian Assisting Forest Management Thru Sustainability

The forest has been described by ancient cultures in a diversity of terms because the wood is a place that provides an abundance of types of advantages for lifestyle. Then there are persons like Ara Chakerian, who have seen within the Forest a complex of diverse terrains for physical recreation, aesthetic beauty and inspiration as well as recreational physical activities as varied as camping or archery.

 

Nature enthusiasts enjoy preserving wilderness areas and its abundant beauty and different complexity of wildlife and natural wonder, and that is one reason Ara Chackerian has been able to provide several tools that support the growing work of natural habitat preservation by Nature Conservationists and Enthusiasts. One of the tools highly used in Forest Management is forest rotation, which keeps the forests diverse while supporting wildlife in a balance with their environment.

 

It is essential to find ways and means to preserve the Forest and its complexity for the future use of the next generation and sustainability. Keen stewards like Ara Chackerian is making it possible to build a strong foundation of sustainable forest land for next-generation users. Forest professionals are always aware when professionals make a serious effort or provide significant aid to enhancing forestation, and open pathways lessen the danger to forest growth like wildfires, killing or harming endangered species, and drought.

 

Ara Chakerian

 

Three words sum the overall work of Ara Chakerian: Entrepreneur, philanthropist and angel investor. Besides carrying out his role as Managing Director of ASC Holding, LLC, Ara Chakerian spends much of his time in locating and investing healthcare institutions at the forefront of the US healthcare system, which Ara Chakerian has done for twenty years.

 

Mr. Chakerian is the CEO of BMC Diagnostics and Executive Chairman of Pipeline Rx. Lastly, Ara performs the role of Executive Vice President for PSS/World Medical, providing distribution for the international medical market. Check out Medium to know more.

 

Ara Chakerian and his wife have a diversity of philanthropic works including working with developing youth and education here in the United States, Nicaragua and Armenia.

 

 

Read more: https://patch.com/california/san-francisco/gauging-healthcare-startups-ara-chackerian-boom-or-boost

 

Anthony Petrello The Passionate Philanthropist

Tony Petrello serves the C.E.O of Nabors Industries limited as from October 2011. He studied at Yale University and finally Harvard University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1976. He is known to have a passion for philanthropic activities.

At one point, he has been ranked as the most paid C.E. O in America. This outlines how his fruits of hard work, setting a good example and admiration for many. This makes him among one of the most recognized people in the United States. Although his life has not been easy, together with his wife Cynthia, they have always been ready and concerned with helping others in tremendous and overwhelming ways through donations and outreach.

From his experience as a child from a disadvantaged background, Anthony Petrello understands all the hurdles that come along with lacking. He struggled so much with the harsh conditions, but finally received a scholarship that saw him through his college studies. His giving back to society is seen by setting up Yale scholarship that enables the bright students from needy homes to get through their education and eventually succeed in life. His personal story is a motivating one to the young people who look forward to becoming useful to society in future.

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Tony Petrello was delighted to meet up with Broadway celebrity known as Tommy Tune at his house. This happened during Tommy Tune homecoming to Houston. This was an awesome comeback to Tommy as it was exquisite and lovely. The event also recorded a lot of people who attended to welcome back Tommy Tune. It was a pleasant chance for him to interact and have fun with his fans. They even enjoyed the local food and even performed to his thrilled followers.

CEO Tony Petrello’s undertakings in philanthropy have demonstrated his compassion to many including his company’s employees during and after the Hurricane Harvey. Through the Nabors Industry, he constituted for them to be paid off for them to be able to help the victims’ families. They developed a fund drive plan which they used to offer help to the affected families. The industry also set up a food kitchen at the site to allow them to have at least three meals a day. He has also played a part in the treatment of children with neurological disorders by offering donations to the organizations that deal with such conditions. This must have been motivated by their daughter Carena who has PVL condition that resulted in Cerebral Palsy.

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OSI Food Solutions Is The Only Solution

Quality food solutions are what makes the world go around. There is a high number of professional food service providers on the planet and the United States plays host to one of the very best. The very best is known as OSI Food Solutions, and it has set a new benchmark in this dynamic industry. This company has stood the test of time in a number of ways. It has grown dramatically in size throughout the years, has restructured its business-plan and has evolved really well with the times. OSI Food Solutions is the quintessential food provider of the 21st century and here is why.

Production capacity is vital to a businesses success. Having the ability to produce larger than normal products at the exact same rate as the competition is priceless. OSI lives-up to the hype because many of its plants are of high-performance standards. Though the company specializes in a wide range of services, its meat products have remained a necessity, and its meat products have been selling like hotcakes since its birth. At the company’s facility in Toledo, Spain, this company has upgraded to a high-capacity production line. This high-capacity production line is pumping-out an enormous amount of meat products, which is much more faster than what the competitors are doing. By adding the $17 million addition, the company’s production of chicken products has drastically increased from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons. Of course, this is measured on an annual scale. Thanks to the latest addition, the company’s total output in beef, in chicken and in pork has reached a total amount of over 45,000 tons.

OSI Food Solutions is definitely the solution for the providing of high-quality foods. This company doesn’t play around when it comes to business, and it has a long list of satisfied clients that will backup each and every claim.

Read More: www.forcepoint.com/de/resources/case-study/osi-food-solutions

Alex Pall on the History of the Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers is a widely popular duo in EDM or electronic dance music. It was formed about a handful of year ago and is now one of the most popular EDM bands in the music genre. The Chainsmokers write their own songs, make their own music, and produce it. They are known for writing songs from the heart that detail their past experiences, thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams.

The EDM duo was formed by Alex Pall and another guy who later left and was replaced by Drew Taggart. He is a huge believer in writing personal lyrics and believes that in doing so, the gap between the individual listener and The Chainsmokers is bit smaller. Drew Taggart writes many of the songs for the EDM duo.

Drew Taggart was one of the few people in his college that were into electronic dance music The genre had just started making its presence known among the public and still had many people that were skeptical of it. By the time he dropped out of the college to pursue a career in the music industry, Avicii had blown up, and the former skeptics were crowding in front of clubs to attend the performance of the band. That gave Drew Taggart a lot of hope for the future of the genre.

The other member of the Chainsmokers is Alexander “Alex” Pall. Alex Pall is the DJ half of the DJ and production duo. Alex was born in 1985 and grew up in Westchester County in New York. While growing up, Alex Pall developed a passion for music and picked up DJing as a hobby. Alex Pall has described how at first it never meant to be professional pursuit, but after realizing how passionate he was about his music, he decided to try turning his hobby into a career. It was after this that Alex Pall was introduced to Andrew Taggart, who would later become the second half of The Chainsmokers duo.

The EDM duo recently released their latest track called Sick Boy. It is climbing the chart and paving the way for their next music pieces.

https://www.grammy.com/grammys/artists/chainsmokers

How Did Fortress Investment Group Chairman Wes Edens Earn His Billions?

People don’t become billionaires due to one simple investment, do they? Billionaire Wes Edens is in the Top 1000, according to the Forbes Billionaire List. How did Fortress Investment Group Chairman Wes Edens earn his billions?

Fortress Investment Group Success

Hedge funds were just emerging when the Fortress Investment Group went public in 2007. This was right before the Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis, so money was flowing freely. It was the perfect storm.One of the key advantages of hedge funds is that their managers have the expertise to invest in cutting-edge technologies. They also perform a number of hybrid features, such as spinning, combining and taking certain companies public. Performing many investment bank functions, Fortress has helped keep the capital flowing. Fortress Investment Group Chairman and Co-Founder Wes Edens earned the first big slice of his billions with this IPO. He had paid his dues and learned finance at Black Rock Financial and Lehman Brothers.

Milwaukee Bucks Basketball Ownership

In 2014, Wes Edens paid big bucks for partial ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks. The NBA is a hot sporting brand. Its fast-paced style is particularly appealing to young people. Forbes calculated that revenue from each fan was $35 and gate receipts were $28 million. The Bucks have gone out and brought in great talent, like NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. They have also updated facilities by spending $524 million on the downtown arena.The City of Milwaukee has been very happy to have a new owner. New billionaire owners have the deep pockets to make the investments to keep the brand uppermost in people’s minds. Sports franchises work closely with their hometown cities to make the enterprise profitable to all parties.

Fly on the Wall of League of Legends

And, the future of sports is in the electronics sector. Another cutting-edge investment was when billionaire Wes Edens bought the League of Legends Flyquest for $2.5 million. He understands the potential for eSports. He has even placed his son, Ryan as a manager over this team.Just like with so many other profitable ventures, Wes Edens invested in the new asset to upgrade its features. When Mr. Edens knocks, people listen. They know that he is a good source for the capital needed to stay in business.Through wise investments in finance and sports, Fortress Chairman Wes Edens made his billions. His investments are primed for continued success.