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OSI Industries Becomes a Leading Food Provider Globally

Being a small business owner does not mean that you must remain small. In fact, you can always delve into opportunities that allow you to grow your service and product delivery scope. Technology has also made it possible for small business owners to expand their territories by providing different resources for growth. As illustrated by OSI Industries, small businesses have the chance to expand.

Disintegrating the Foundation of OSI Group

In 1909, Otto Kolschowsky started a brand at Oak Park. The business would later become a major food supplier in Chicago, where he settled after leaving Germany. He expanded the business into a wholesale meat trade by relocating to Maywood, a suburb in Chicago. In 1982, the company rebranded to Otto & Sons. Shortly after, Otto and his sons started venturing into technology. They invested in food preservation machines. Consequently, they established a stellar reputation as the best meat suppliers.

Adapting to Technology

In 1955, the first McDonald’s restaurant was opened by Ray Kroc, a prominent entrepreneur. It was situated in Des Plaines, Illinois. OSI Industries was awarded a tender to supply meat to all branches the company opened later. At the same time, Cryogenic food processing of food preservation with liquid nitrogen and freezing had just been invented. Otto & Sons would become the leading meat supplier in the whole city thanks to this technology.

Global Expansion

In 1973, Otto launched the first substantial meat plant in the city. It had liquid nitrogen freezing dockets to enhance the preservation of meat products. Also, the company formed a different unit that would handle non-McDonald’s ventures. It was in 1975 that Otto & Sons started going global following the new name it had acquired. OSI Industries, like it was known, ventured into international expansion by involving a finance expert called Sheldon Lavin.

Major Expansions

OSI Industries has extensive capabilities covering custom food development as well as global food supply through distribution. Over the years, it has become an international supplier of meat-based products including delis and snacks. In 2016, the company acquired Baho Food, a company that manufactures and supplies meat in Germany. In the same year, the company acquired Tyson Foods, a Chicago based firm that supplies meat and related products to the city.

Bernardo Chua, CEO of Organo Gold Announced New Regional Vice-President for African, European and Russian Markets

Organo Gold is famously known worldwide as one of the top direct selling companies. The company experienced enormous growth since 2008, when Bernardo Chua started the business in the Philippines. He saw success the first five years of starting Organo and began to explore other markets around the globe. Bernardo, also known as Bernie knows the importance of expanding the company and recently announced a new regional vice-president for the African, European and Russian Commonwealth markets. According to Organo Blog News released on February 8th, 2016, his selection to fulfil the role is Colin Morgan Jones, former executive for Amway, Young Living, and Mannatech.

Colin Morgan Jones will be responsible for overseeing the whole operations of the business within Africa, Europe and Russia Commonwealth. Bernie selected Jones because of his 15-year experience in the direct selling industry and prior expertise working with European and Russian markets. He was responsible for acquisition, commercial expansion, field cultivation, and developing business strategies. Bernie strongly believes Jones is a huge asset to the company because of his understanding of the industry. He said, ″Colin Morgan Jones joins the executive team to support Organo′s growing Distributor field base throughout the region.″

Eight years after Organo Gold Started, the company has branches in over 40 countries in Asia, Americas, Europe, Africa, and Oceania. Colin Jones replaced prior regional vice-president, Paul Jarvis. Organo is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and continues with its mission to produce quality products that contains certified organic ganoderma lucidum. Ganoderma is a natural herb that grows from the earth in the form of a mushroom. The herb is considered an ancient Chinese medicine and is still used today to treat various diseases.

Bernardo Chua discovered a way to incorporate the herb into coffees, teas, supplements, and personal care products. He has studied and researched ganoderma for many years after being introduced it to as a child growing up in the Philippines. Chua continues to invest into research to ensure the herb is safe and effective.

LinkedIn shows that the endeavors of Chua are to continuously perfect Organo’s products by working with organic ganoderma producers and funding research.  On Twitter he said he wants to provide as much information about the herb to consumers and educate them of the benefits of using ganoderma in gourmet coffees & teas, nutraceuticals, and supplements. Organo Gold has provided economic growth to communities internationally.  Follow Bernie on Facebook for further information.