OSI Group, otherwise known as OSI industries, is a private American company that supplies the retail food industry with processed meat. The company began as a small meat distributor in the early part of the 20th century by German immigrant, Otto Kilschowsky. It was when the company partnered with the then fledgling food chain McDonald’s that began a partnership that would thrust both companies forward into the competitive, global forces that they have become. The company continues to expand on a global level and has recently purchased other food companies whose values are consistent with the company’s own. That is, a commitment to providing a quality product for food service industry.
The company searches for expansion opportunities at home as well as abroad. It recently purchased a former Tyson foods processing plant in order to expand its own production. The company also purchased a European company known as Flagship Europe to allow its grasp on the continent to broaden even wider in terms of its goals of reaching the ever-evolving needs of its customers, both domestic and foreign.
OSI Group has remained true to its roots in the sense that despite its global reach it maintains the principle that successful global companies must be locally focused. That is to say, a company with such global breadth cannot provide a uniform product and service. What serves one population and culture may not serve another, hence, as the company expands it must continue to evolve and adapt and expand its services and products, lest it will face extinction. For more info about us: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-tyson-foods-osi-plant-0625-biz-20160624-story.html click here.
The CEO of the company, Sheldon Levan, was originally a financial consultant of the business and had aspirations to turn the company started by Otto Kolschowky and his sons into the multinational enterprise it has become. The company now operates in 17 countries and sells its products in a total of 85 countries. He has also maintained a commitment to providing a quality product. OSI group has received awards for management of health and safety risks. Companies like OSI are able to stand the test of time because of their commitments to innovation, expansion and quality.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has been a means for communicating that many corporations have used over the years, and now Securus Technologies has started rolling them out in their prison systems. Securus is based in Dallas, TX and has contracted with correctional facilities over the years to install cabling, network management systems, phone lines, high-speed internet services and security and monitoring software as part of their communications infrastructure. This step to now implement VoIP is another landmark achievement for the company and CEO Rick Smith.Rick Smith said that Securus has made a large investment in VoIP because it can bring a greater quality to phone calls and video communications while lowering the cost and improving the safety and security of communication.
The current conversion of correctional facilities phone lines to VoIP is a $1 billion investment of Rick Smith oversaw rolling out over the last 8 years and has several features that make it reliable. First, Smith says that having VoIP systems allow for a constant software upgrade to keep them running smoothly at all times. He also says it allows for remote repairs without the company having to spend as much money dispatching servicemen onsite. And Smith also says the service has increased reliability through cloud-based Secure Calling Platform (SCP).Rick Smith was appointed CEO of Securus Technologies in 2008, and throughout his time there he has worked to enhance the company’s service quality of service and has helped their technical team develop many communications patents. He’s also worked to uphold integrity in prison phone systems due to many companies taking advantage of both inmates and their families by charging exorbitant calling fees.
Smith advocates a return to strong ethics in prison communications and has challenged other companies such as Global-Tel Link to claims about Securus’s patents and developments. Smith also oversaw the acquisition of the J-Pay electronic kiosk company.Rick Smith has been in the telecommunications industry since completing his degrees in 1972. He is originally from New York and completed an AAS in electrical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s in the same field from NYSU Buffalo and a master’s in advanced math from NYSU Brockport. He served in the financial management department of Frontier Corp and later at Midwest Telephone Operations. In 1998 he became CFO at Eschelon Telecom Services and later CEO of that same company until he left to join Securus.
Nabors Industries just saw a new turnaround in their stocks in the opening months of 2017. The stock had been struggling over the past couple years perhaps due to the oil price markets having a fallout and the layoffs in the oil companies. Yet their stock has seen some recovery in recent days that includes a 4.29% growth in company stock. The company had hit an all-time high in profits in 2013, the year Nabors contract was restructured and he turned out a high of $68 million in total compensation. The profits were decreasing over the next few years through 2016, but so far coming through 2017 the company has made a turnaround. Visit official website : Click Here.
Anthony Petrello has been in the oil drilling technology production industry since 1991 when he joined Nabors Industries as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to entering this career, he was a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie in New York. Petrello was a math whiz as a young man, and after completing high school he enrolled at Yale University completing a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in advanced mathematics. He also studied under Serge Lange, a well-known algebra mathematician. Yet Petrello’s fascination with numbers soon turned to the financial field and eventually law, so he completed his J.D. at Harvard and then joined Baker & McKenzie in 1979, becoming partner in 1986.
Yet aside from his career in law and later oil drilling developments, Petrello has also been involved with the Texas Children’s Hospital where he’s funded a research institute. He and his wife Cynthia have a young daughter named Carena who had a brain defect known as PVL that later caused cerebral palsy. They had no options to treat Carena so they decided to make the next best thing happen. After meeting Dan and Jan Duncan who were the founders of the Texas Children’s Hospital’s neurological research, Anthony Petrello decided to join a fundraising effort to research technology that could aid in the treatment of young children. He has spoken about the impact of giving for these young children, and so far his total in philanthropy for the institute has been $7 million.
Sawyer Howitt is the son of David Howitt (founder and CEO of the Meriwether Group). David’s 20 years in product development has been a vital force in the Meriwether Group’s keen ability to help entrepreneurs accomplish their ideas. The Meriwether Group has a special talent for fostering and mentoring their entrepreneurs for success, and it looks like it has rubbed off on his son.
Sawyer Howitt works as a project manager for the Meriwether Group. The company only has twelve advisers at the Meriwether Group, but unlike his co-workers, Sawyer Howitt started working there while he was still in high school. He will graduate in the summer of 2017 and plans to get a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance at Columbia University.
Sawyer Howitt already boasts an impressive body of work focused, but not limited to business and finance. Sawyer Howitt is a jack of all trades and knows many different parts of business from customer service (like many high schoolers, Sawyer Howitt worked a part time job at Kure juice bars), or analytics (Sawyer Howitt is no stranger to digging through complex spreadsheets to find solutions).
However, Sawyer Howitt has also put time into working with a handful of philanthropic organizations too. From mentoring at-risk youth, leading international ethnic study groups, and affirming women’s rights. In his free time he enjoys fly fishing Oregon’s beautiful rivers.
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