OSI Food Solutions: From Concept To Marketplace
“Innovation doesn’t stop in the kitchen.” This is one of the many quotes that represent OSI Food Solutions. This 100-year-old company has changed the food industry in a number of ways thanks to its ingenious features. OSI is an industry onto itself because it provides so many beneficial services, including development, management, distribution and sourcing. The company is also made up of test kitchens, culinary-innovation centers and pilot plants. Each of the major plants have R&D specialists present, and these individuals can create end-to-end solutions that are designed for the marketplace. When it comes to selection, there is a high number of food products to choose from, including:

• Chicken Fried Steak

• Beef Patties

• Cucumbers

• Pasta

• Chili

• Pot Roast

• Tofu

• Beans

• Flatbread

• Panini

• Fruit

• And many others

OSI Food Solutions is family-based. The founder, Otto Kolschowski, built this company from the ground-up. Kolschowski, and his family immigrated to the US via Germany. His butcher shop offered some of the best tasting meats in the area. The meats were so fresh to where McDonald’s would work exclusively with this Illinois-based business. Yes, OSI Food Solutions opened its doors in Oak Park, Illinois, but it’s now headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Ray Kroc, the former CEO of McDonald’s, made a deal with the Kolschowski brothers, and this bond is still going strong to this very day.

OSI Food Solutions also serve many other prominent food retailors that fall under the categories of quick-serve restaurants and supermarkets. Yum, Starbucks, Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut and Burger King are some of its business contacts. Thanks to the company’s food-development capabilities, some of the most ingenious food products have been created from scratch.

Robert Ivy, The Master Architect At America Institute Of Architects

Unanimously accorded the rear title “Master Architect” in March 2010 by the national architect fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi. Robert Ivy has had a life of hard work and dedication to architecture to warrant such high standards of regard in the industry.

Between 1965 and 1969 Robert Ivy, attended the University of Sewanee graduating with Bachelors of Arts degree in English. He then went ahead to pursue a Masters in Architecture at Tulane University. Robert’s in-depth knowledge and command of the English language in addition to his passion for architecture has enabled him to stand out as a more accomplished writer and editor amongst his peers.

Between 1981 and 1996 at Dean/Dale, Dean & Ivy where Robert Ivy was the principal, he made not only numerous publications but also a fierce critic of many national newspapers. Later, Ivy joined Architectural Records in the position of the editorial in chief. At the helm, of editorial, he elevated the journal to become the world’s most read journal on architecture. Robert Ivy then joined McGraw-Hill Construction Media in the position of Vice President and Editorial Director of under which there was GreenSource: the magazine under the leadership of Ivy won many awards such as, the magazine of sustainable design among many others.

Robert Ivy’s outstanding leadership and editorial prowess have seen Architectural Record receive many publishing industry recognition, such as National Magazine Award for General Excellence and the premier magazine journalism award among many others. the architectural records have made tremendous achievement under the guidance of Ivy combination of intelligence and hard work.

In addition to being a Master Architect, Robert Ivy has been recognized for his contribution to the architectural industry on multiple occasions. For instance, due to his contribution to business media and outstanding leadership skills, in 2009, Ivy received the Crain Award. The award-winning streak associated with Ivy, cannot be an accident. He asserted himself as a success story after he overcomes stiff competition to be nominated by Mississippi Institute of Arts and letter at Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.