Kevin Seawright helps lead the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation as its CFO and Executive Vice President. CEDC is a company that gives out loans to small and mid-sized companies. Seawright joined their team in January 2015. Learn more about Kevin Seawright: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-seawright-7869a052
It also strives to encourage growth by making more community jobs. He definitely knows what he is doing, having years of experience helping transform cities and their residents.
Kevin Seawright is a recognized financial wizard. When he was 12 years old his parents taught him about financial stewardship. It is a lesson that has always remained with him. But that is just one of the many great lessons his parents taught him. He attributes his business success to them. He was born to this loving couple in Baltimore Maryland. After high school, he attended Almeda University where he graduated with an MBA in 2006. Read more: Newark economic development group names CFO
He also attributes it to being inspired by his present immediate family. He began his business career in Baltimore. He did extremely well, rising to the top quickly. For a time he served as the COO and Managing Partner of RPS Solutions LLC.Soon after he entered this professional world, he began changing lives by getting involved in youth programs.
To this day, he is a very strong supporter in getting underprivileged youth into college. This is the case because he realizes we as adults need to do our best to train the next generation who will be running society.
Kevin also remains involved in assisting communities as a whole. This eventually segued into governmental work in Baltimore, Maryland.
Along with his business leadership position, Seawright is also taking a three-part course in executive leadership from the University of Notre Dame-Mendoza College of Business. For further detail on his life and career, check social media in which Kevin Seawright has a strong presence.
If German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky could step into a time machine and travel from year 1909 to 2017, he might be astounded at not only what his fledgling Chicago-area meat market has become — he also might be stunned by the way technology has transformed the meat processing industry from simple knives and butcher blocks to computers, renewable energy and high-tech factories enabled by multiple layers of advanced technology.
It was some 108 years ago that Mr. Kolschowsky established his family meat market in Oak Park, Illinois, a company today known as the OSI Group. It stands today as one of the largest companies in America with annual revenue of about $6 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
A time-traveling Otto Kolschowsky might also be delighted to learn that his once humble meat market now spans the globe with 65 facilities scattered across 17 countries. As of 2016, OSI Group ranked #59 on the list of largest privately-owned enterprises.
A key turning point in the OSI journey was the year 1955 when a certain tiny start-up restaurant called McDonald’s opened its first shop in Des Plaines, Illinois. It choose a company then called Otto & Sons to be its supplier of fresh ground beef patties.
The deal between McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc and the sons of Otto Kolschowsky was completed with a simple handshake – and the rest is history. Supplying beef to McDonald’s soon became Otto & Sons primary business. The relationship between McDonald’s and OSI Group remains to this day.
It’s interesting to imagine what Otto Kolschowsky would have thought of a modern OSI processing plant — leveraging wind generation and solar energy to power operations, or water faucets that drastically reduce the amount of water used, or systems of video cameras that aide point-to-point monitoring of all plant functions to provide maximum safety, sanitation and certification of meat production activity.
What started as a humble meat market 108 years ago has become a global force in the protein processing industry — and OSI continues to leverage the technological edge set the standard for safe, environmentally sustainable and efficient meat delivery today.
Learn more about OSI Industries: https://www.inc.com/profile/osi-group