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OSI Group Achieves Milestone Energy Savings With New Initiative

In 2013 the giant American food processing company OSI Group launched its Energy Reduction Initiative. Four years later the company announced it had saved an astonishing 20 million kWh — a significant achievement to say the least.

OSI Group processes beef, chicken, pork and other meats and supplies them to retailers, restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, various franchise operation and more. One of its major customers since the 1950s has been McDonald’s. The fast food giant has relied on OSI for superior quality beef for more than five decades.

As a large processor of farm-raised beef and other animal-derived protein, OSI Group has been deeply conscious of a need to embed sustainable and environmentally sound management principles in all aspects of its daily functions. The company has been recognized around the world for an aggressive pursuit of sustainability, a major aspect of which is using less energy and reducing its carbon footprint.

Read more: OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago

OSI Groups has been recognized with numerous major awards for its efforts. A recent example is the Globe of Honor bestowed upon the company by the British Safety Council. It’s among the most prestigious and difficult to achieve awards in Europe. It requires the operator to meet stringent environmental protocols and pass exacting inspection processes.

OSI’s most recent reduction in energy usage in its American operations was acknowledged by Cascade Energy. The power provider began working closely with the food giant in its Oakland, Iowa, facility. Experts at Cascade taught OSI engineers to use electricity more efficiently, especially in terms of refrigeration. Success at the Iowa OSI plant was followed by four other locations building on the success of the first.

OSI Group is based in Aurora, Illinois, and has been a fixture in the Chicago area for more than a century. It began in 1909 as a humble, one-man butcher shop established by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky. Today it spans the globe with 65 facilities operating in 17 countries. OSI employees 20,000 people worldwide and is ranked #58 on the Forbes list of the 100 largest American privately-owned companies.

OSI is helmed by CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald.

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Steve Ritchie: A New Direction For Papa John’s

It was 1996 when Steve Ritchie started to make his mark within the pizza industry-having gotten an early job working at a local Papa John’s. According to Steve Ritchie, the experience was positive and after steadily working through the ranks to store manager, Steve Ritchie, a then-senior in high school, purchased his own pizzeria.

As time went on, Steve Ritchie, continued to work various positions until finally taking his current position as CEO of Papa John’s. After working both as a store and corporate employee for the last 22 years, Steve Ritchie, has been able to seamlessly transition into his current role as CEO of Papa John’s. As CEO, Steve Ritchie plans to focus company efforts on delivering a quality and predictable service to its customers. Under Ritchie’s leadership, Papa John’s is expected to dedicate itself to practices that include not only racial sensitivity but promote cultural togetherness. Steve Ritchie, wants to remind the public, that Papa John’s Pizza is more than just one entity, but the cohesion of many racially and culturally diverse components. These various components are the heart of Papa John’s, and Steve Ritchie wants to focus attention back to those ideals.

The company has started a campaign engrossed on rebuilding the brand and pursuing new ventures. Steve Ritchie Papa John’s, says that diction is excellent at demonstrating support, but actions have more of an impact. Claiming that if Papa John’s is to regain public trust as a company, then all proceeding actions need to be genuine and intentional. Papa John’s as a whole has acknowledged its faults, claiming that the public’s best interest had not been as high of a priority in the past. Also, iterating that any future company aspirations will include the more transparency of company goals and a commitment to equality. Change will not happen overnight, but with time and dedication, Steve Ritchie believes the company will start to redirect itself. Read about Ritchie’s promotion here.

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The Success Story of DAMAC Owner: Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is a renowned entrepreneur, businessman and a greater leader. He is the Founder and Chairman of DAMAC Properties, a leading property development company. He has excelled in his pursuit for success. DAMAC Properties and other businesses have earned him a lot of success and recognitions and he has been featured in a popular list multiple times as one of the most influential Arabs. The billionaire is looking to extend his businesses to Asia.

Early life

Hussain Sajwani has not only been known as famous DAMAC owner, but also as a person with a big heart who helps others to succeed. He spent his years as a young man to help his family business grow. In his father’s shop, he sold watches.

He was awarded a scholarship by the UAE government to go and study in the United States. He pursued Economics and Industrial Engineering in the University of Washington. Recognizing the value of education, he studied while earning money through selling timeshare apartments. He later worked at a big financial company where he gained valuable experience.

Mr. Sajwani realized that he could make a lot of money using his ideas. He started a catering business that flourished and now, it is an international business. He later ventured into real estate.

DAMAC Properties

Before he started DAMAC Properties, real estate was among the most lucrative investment sectors. DAMAC Owner realized that and founded DAMAC Properties which went from developing small-size hotels to developing prestigious buildings and towers across top areas of Dubai.

Hussain Sajwani was encouraged by Dubai’s forward vision to support developments in Dubai. DAMAC went global and its portfolio developments include over 44,000 units as well as over 17,900 homes. The company was featured in Forbes’s list of top 2000 fastest growing companies in the globe.

DAMAC OWNER’S Vision

Sajwani (@hussainsajwani) has been impressed by the economic growth in Asia and he looks to increase DAMAC Properties’ presence in China. He wants to take advantage of China’s middle class which is ever-growing. However, his heart is in Dubai and it will remain his inspiration. He is always ready to take a calculated risk for a worthy course.

Other Businesses

The successful businessman is affiliated to other various businesses including DICO Investments, Akyon Maldives Resort and Mina Al Sultan Qaboos.

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It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start, What Matters Is Where You End Up-Louis Chenevert

Louis Chenevert, a renowned Canadian entrepreneur has said that no matter the pedigree, educational background or social status in the community, you can be something people will be looking up to. Louis Chenevert was born in 1958 in Montreal, Canada. His life as a boy followed the pattern of other children in the neighborhood and his parents were not part of the affluent. They led a simple life with normal struggles of raising their children.

As he kept growing up, Louis Chenevert knew what he wanted. He kept telling himself that he would one day be at the top. That is what is happening in his life. To date, Louis has been a production manager at General Motors, an advisor of Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s reputable service companies, and a CEO of United Technologies (UTC) among other positions. Mr. Chenevert acquired the entry-level education that later enabled him to attend classes at HEC Montreal Business School at the University of Montreal where he graduated with a degree in production management. With skills in production management, one is able to major into the production of quality products in large quantities and at a very high speed using the least amount of money.

Now with a degree at hand, Louis Chenevert went out to search for a job. His first job was at General Motors, a motor vehicle assembly plant located at St. Therese, Quebec. While at GM, Louis Chenevert brought many changes to the production department where he was the head. After some time, his friend, Guy Hachey, would give him several responsibilities of oversight. At one point, Guy said of the production, “We were now able to .produce a new vehicle every 60 seconds. There was no room for errors. If we made a mistake, it’d mean 60 defective cars in 60 minutes.”

Louis Chenevert worked for General Motors for 14 years. He later moved to Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC), an aerospace company that specializes in the production of aircraft engines. Although Louis Chenevert did not have knowledge in aircraft engine production, the company recorded increased production during his tenure. In 1999, Louis Chenevert was named PWC’s president. The company employs over 3,000 workers.

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Doe Deere Is Still Leading the Way for Female Entrepreneurs

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard of the fashionista known as Doe Deere. Her name has become synonymous with high-end beauty products that have been made available to everyone without pretentious prices. The brand creator of both Lime Crime and Poppyangeloff has made herself by a slew of effective social marketing campaigns that have set the standard for many would-be entrepreneurs around the globe.

It would be unfair to say that these two brand creations are her only assets, no matter how successful they have been proven to be. She has also established herself as a social media icon for her unique ability to immortalize herself in photographic form, and has also made her mark in the music world as well. Sometimes daring, but always on the forefront of cutting-edge fashion and female empowerment.

Doe Deere, born Xenia Vorotova, stays true to her sign of Gemini with the ability to transform herself into various female fashion forms. Although the creative look may shift, she retains the ability to remain recognizable within the ever-growing sea of social media personalities. Perhaps her Gemini-like dual nature abilities stem from having been born in Izhevsk, Russia, moving to the United States while retaining the ability to speak both languages. Her insight as to multi-agriculturalist concepts of beauty have been embraced worldwide and rocketed her to iconic status in the world of fashion.

Having moved to the United States at the impressionable age of 17, Doe Deere focused her energies on studying fashion at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology. The symbiosis of fashion education and natural eye-for-style was expounded upon by her marriage to Mark Dumbleton, the co-creator of Lime Crime. With over 20 years together, their bond has deeply been established as an unbreakable one, both in private and professional terms.

Whether you are new to the scene of Lime Crime and Poppyangeloff, or remember days performing in the fairy tale rock band known as Sky Salt, there is still lots to look forward to from Doe Deere.

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Infinity Group Australia and Graeme Holm Take Home the 58th Most Innovative Company Award

Infinity Group Australia’s recent win of the 58th Most Innovative Company in Australia was featured in the Premier Gazette article “Graeme Holm, Founder of Infinity Group Australia, Accepts AFR Award.” The article was written by Stephen Ray to demonstrate how Graeme Holm and Rebecca Walker’s company was selected as the top 5% of companies in Australia and New Zealand by the Australian Financial Review.

 

The company was created in 2013 after Graeme Holm discovered that most Australian families approaching the top four financial institutions in Australia were living paycheck to paycheck to pay off their loan. He discovered that they were incredibly burdened by debt because they didn’t have the support of the financial companies throughout the whole life cycle of the loan.

 

This led him to create Infinity Group Australia which takes a client oriented approach to their finances. Instead of signing the client and then abandoning them to their own devices like some companies, Infinity Group Australia helps their clients throughout the whole life cycle of the loan. Graeme Holm discovered the best way to do this after researching for nearly six months. He innovated the approach to finances by treating it in the same way personal trainers treat their clients. Not only do personal trainers create individualized workout plans for each client, but they also provide detailed meal plans that take into account the energy needs and limitations of each client. Infinity Group Australia reviews the client information in the same way, looking at their goals as well as their abilities. It also is not just a one-off report. Instead, Infinity Group Australia provides support and information through the whole repayment process. The detailed reports at the end of each month allow clients to discover how much progress they are making on their goals while also discovering what they can do better to reach their goals faster.  Learn more: https://www.medianet.com.au/releases/166333/

 

Most of Infinity Group Australia’s clients pay down $40,000 of their debt in the first twelve months working with the company. They also pay down more in three months than they did the entire year working with another company, demonstrating that Graeme Holm’s idea of fit finances really works. This caught the attention of the Australia Financial Review and their consulting company Inventium.

 

Inventium judges the Top 100 Most Innovative Companies list for AFR each year. They look for companies that are seeking to improve the way the different markets approach their clients. When they discovered the improvements Infinity Group Australia was making in the financial world, they awarded them the 58th spot on their list.

 

Ryan Seacrest: Charming the Airwaves

This September, Ryan Seacrest will kick off his second season as co-host of the long running morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan. Such a milestone calls for big plans and even bigger expectations, but Ryan is no stranger to either.

Seacrest got his start in the mid-1990s on Los Angeles radio station 98.7 FM. His show, Ryan Seacrest for The Ride Home, became the #1 daily afternoon talk show and would go on to be a popular program for nearly a decade. In 2003, he began a syndicated show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, for iHeartMedia, and once again climbed to the top of the charts. It’s no surprise that not long after he took over for broadcasting legend Casey Kasem as host of American Top 40.

Naturally, Seacrest’s charm lead him to television, where he shot to notoriety in 2002 as the host of the television phenomenon American Idol. Years later, Seacrest would go on to forge deals with NBC Universal to appear on other programs, including the Today show, coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the NBC game show The Million Second Quiz. Around that time, he started hosting the cable entertainment show, E! News, and even took over as host and executive producer of the iconic Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

However, his creativity isn’t just limited to being on camera. His company, Ryan Seacrest Productions, has been responsible for many programs including, the hugely popular, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and, the Emmy Award-winning reality series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Seacrest has also proven himself a capable entrepreneur with the founding of Ryan Seacrest Distinction, a fashion brand specialized in tailored menswear and accessories, and Polished by Dr. Lancer, a men’s skin care line. He also serves as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at inspiring youths to explore their creativity in the realms of radio, television and new media.

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Jim Toner Advice’s on How to Become Successful In Your Financial Life

Jim Toner is a renowned entrepreneur and also an investor in real estate. He has been in this field for a period of about twenty five years, earning himself a wide experience. However, Jim Toner’s journey towards his current successes has not been an easy task. Throughout his journey, Jim experienced several unfortunate and heart breaking events but later on he was able to overcome them. According to Jim, we are currently in a period of potential wealth accumulation but for only those who are prepared.

Jim Toner has decided to share the secretes that attributed to his success, with those who are willing and hope to control their life financially without allowing fear to overcome them. According to Toner, while growing wealth in the real estate field, one of the most significant aspects is the kind of attitude you have as a person. Jim said that the financial crisis that have occurred earlier were not as a result of the market, but due to people making the wrong decisions. In business, you either see a hindrance or a chance, what you see clearly indicates your attitude.

According to Jim Toner, the people who are around you largely determine how successful you can be. So as to grow more, you ought to ensure that the people you have surrounded yourself with are people who possess different talents and are helping you steer on in your business. Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie among other successful entrepreneurs are good testimonies for this. They were aware that working alone could turn out fruitless, so they surrounded themselves with a team of individuals with deep knowledge and experience in their respective fields.

Jim Toner firmly believes that for you to become successful, you have to work very hard. He also believes that once an individual becomes more valuable, what definitely follows is an increase in the individual’s income. He added that to make strides in your financial life, you have to maintain good physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions. This can be achieved by carrying out the respective exercises. Jim Toner said that he is a living testimony of a person who tried to create a successful end under ill health and failed severally. He advised on feeding on a proper diet followed by proper exercises which makes you think wide on an issue and come up with a good decision. For more info about financial independence, read here.

Jim Toner (@thejimtoner) said that another important aspect on an individual’s well-being is laughter. According to him, laughter returns your body in a balanced state by placing you in a happy mood. He also said that reading is very crucial certainly because no one knows everything, therefore, seeking knowledge from books can help you find diverse routes towards a successful ending which is up to you to decide which route to follow. Here’s Toner’s accolades that you should check.

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A Career Profile of DAMAC Founder Hussain Sajwani

Hussain Sajwani is a leading entrepreneur and UAE national who founded the real estate development company known as DAMAC. As the DAMAC owner, Hussain Sajwani has built this firm into one of the most productive and reputable firms in the industry. Over the course of its existence, the firm has been able to complete a number of key properties in major cities throughout the Middle East. As well as being the DAMAC owner, Hussain has also run a successful catering company in the food service industry. According to akhbarak.net, the catering company was started up in the early 1980’s and has grown to an entity that provides 150,000 meals per day in various locations in the region.

What has helped Sajwani become a highly successful entrepreneur has been his skills and expertise. He is very knowledgeable of a number of key business disciplines. With an expertise in law, finance, administration, sales and marketing, Hussain has been able to efficiently make business deals and ensure that his companies remain highly profitable. As an entrepreneur, he has also been able to work with a number of top organizations and business leaders in an effort to grow his companies and complete key projects.

Along with being the DAMAC owner having a number of property development projects completed, Hussain Sajwani is also an active investor. He currently has a number of holdings in various financial securities. These holdings include private equities, ownership stakes in publicly traded companies and entities owned through mergers and acquisitions. His holdings are part of an entity known as DICO Investments. This entity has proven to help Sajwani enhance his wealth and diversify his total assets.

Sajwani has other business interests are in world trading. Today he has an ownership stake in Al Amana Building Materials which is affiliated with famous names such as Villeroy & Boch, Grohe and Dorn Bracht. He also had interests in Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Co which is a leading manufacturing company in the UAE. Sajwani also has investment holdings in Al Jazeira Services which has a market capitalization of $110 million. Hussain has served as a member of numerous organizational boards including the Majan University College, Juno Online and Emirates Takaful Company.

See Sajwani’s profile: https://hussainsajwani.com/ar/profile/

Make It Your Way: OSI Food Solutions

Custom-food solutions are some of the most unique and tasty foods on the planet. Unfortunately, not all custom-food solutions are created the same. There are a number of custom-food developers in society today, and OSI Food Solutions just so happens to be one of the very best. Some of the most skilled and highly educated personnel works with this company. These specialists can take a client’s specific instructions and create a whole new product. Not only will the product taste good, it will look good. OSI Food Solutions has mastered custom-food creations to the highest degree.

Food processing is also high on the agenda for OSI Food Solutions. This company uses a broad range of processing methods. Thanks to these brilliant methods, the company can produce a huge variety of foods. This includes fully cooked products as well as ready-to-eat products. Some of the most technologically advanced components are being used here. By consistently adding new technological innovations into the mix, the company has been able to efficiently evolve. OSI has a plant in Toledo, Spain, and it was processing up to 12,000 tons of chicken on a yearly basis. To become more efficient, the company invested $17 million in a new piece of equipment. That’s right! For $17 million, the company purchased a high-capacity production line, and it has made a huge difference. Since this production line has been installed, OSI’s processing power has doubled. The company is now processing over 24,000 tons of chicken on a yearly basis.

OSI Food Solutions is definitely a top 100 company. In the United States alone, the company has grown to become one of America’s largest privately held companies. It has made the prestigious Forbes list on many occasions thanks to raking in billions of dollars annually.

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