OSI Industries began as a meat market in the early nineteen hundreds. Its founder came to the United States from Germany and was looking to establish himself as a legitimate businessman in the new country. Otto Kolshowsky founded the meat market and ran it with his family in the Chicago area. He was able to establish relationships with other businesses in the area and soon became a trusted supplier of product. The company spread out to the suburbs of Chicago with a new facility in 1928. Otto Kolshowsky called his company Otto and Sons.
Otto and Sons came to the attention of Ray Kroc in the 1950’s. Ray Kroc was the leader of the thriving McDonald’s Corporation. He was looking for a trusted supplier of product as he pushed into the Illinois region. Otto and Sons was selected to take on the task. They had put themselves in a position to grow with the McDonald’s Corporation.
Otto and Sons expanded alongside the McDonald’s Corporation and was eventually selected to be one of its for primary meat suppliers. The company met this challenge by introducing new technology to the world of meat manufacturing. The meat patty cutting machine and cryogenic freezing chambers allowed the food manufacturer to save the McDonald’s Corporation a tremendous amount of money by shaving man hours and reducing waste.
Otto and Sons became OSI Industries in 1975. After seven decades of business the original founders were prepared to settle into retirement. Leaders at OSI knew that a different vision was needed to push the company in the desired direction. Sheldon Lavin was selected as Chairman and CEO. He led OSI Industries to international success.
OSI Industries establish itself as a groundbreaking player in food manufacturing by building a state-of-the-art meat processing plant in 1973. This project was dedicated to meeting the needs of the McDonald’s Corporation. However, at this point OSI was prepared to venture out and entertain other clients in the food industry. New facilities were opened in West, Jordan Utah as well as international locations in Brazil, Hungary, Mexico, Pacific Rim in Poland.
OSI Industries has continued to spread its influence by acquiring other organizations organizations in the industry such as Flagship Food Group and Baho Foods. Each of these businesses specialize in different aspects of the food manufacturing industry. This gives OSI the diversity needed to reach different markets in the industry.
The entrepreneurship journey of Guilherme Paulus began when he met Carlos Vicente. As they were conversing about their business interests, Carlos Vicente expressed a significant interest in establishing a tour company. By working together with Paulus, they founded CVC. Although the business partnership between Carlos Vicente and Paulus existed for only four years, Paulus went on to pursue his entrepreneurship goals. As the co-founder of CVC, Paulus has played a vital role in the company’s extensive growth. Currently, CVC is the largest tour company in the Latin America region.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Paulus once worked in various companies such as IBM where he was an intern. Eventually, he pursued his life goals to become a successful businessman. His ambition and god leadership skills have contributed significantly to his success as an entrepreneur.
Guilherme Paulus’s first company was situated in Sao Paulo. In 2009, the Carlyle Group expressed their interest in acquiring some shares within Paulus’s company. In 2013, Paulus’s company had the honor of being listed in the stock exchange. The company’s annual revenue amounts to $5.2 billion, and this figure is set to increase with time. CVC is also present is most of the renowned malls in Brazil. Additionally, Guilherme Paulus also diversifies his investment base by launching over 100 stores annually. He mainly targets areas that are not very populated as a way of attracting potential clients who live in well-populated areas.
Guilherme Paulus actively participates in corporate philanthropy through CVC. The National Project of Professional Initiation in Tourism also benefits from Paulus’s charitable acts. Additionally, CVC actively participates in projects such as PIET. The PIET organization is focused on helping young people who are passionate about working in the tourism sector to gain access to the required education opportunities. The Dr. Klaide Care and Education Institution has also been a beneficiary of CVC’s support for more than ten years.
Since Paulus is the leader of CVC, an international tour company, his efforts towards improving the global tourism sector have been recognized by countries such as France. His business endeavors are also responsible for the creation of multiple employment opportunities globally. Over the years, Paulus has also been issued prestigious titles such as “Personality of the Year.”
Vijay Eswaran stared his long entrepreneurial journey in 1998 and has created what is now known as QNET. He has also had a large involvement in the merging of direct sales with e-commerce, and his company has made it to the impressive position of top three in sales out of 42 distributors.
Vijay Eswaran is motivated by the people that he connects with. He enjoys listening to the stories of others, and he likes to hear what kind of impact that his company has had on the lives of others. He is always striving to go harder and to do better every day.
He has faced many tough challenges and has had many struggles in order to build his business, but he manages to overcome them and to gain success. He surrounded himself with like-minded partners and didn’t waste his time or money. He feels that challenges are a part of success and without them, success is not a success.
He’s a big believer in “service over self” and believes that it is important to remain humble despite the level of success that you achieve. He feels that the heart of a company is made of people and that those people are what make or break a company. In order for a company to be successful, the people need to be loyal, hard-working, and sincere as well as trustworthy. They are like players on a sports team that need to work together and with the same mindset in order to move forward.
Vijay Eswaran has plans to found a QI City that will include a shopping complex, an educational hospital for their medical program, a campus, and more. It will take years to develop and for it to become a reality but he is excited to see it go up.