Corporate Kosmos, led by the prosperous businessman and philanthropist Jack Landsmanas Stern, is making the world a better place.
Corporate Kosmos, led by the prosperous businessman and philanthropist Jack Landsmanas Stern, is making the world a better place. Since its inception in the 1950s, Corporativa Kosmos has become the leading provider of food services in Mexico.
The leader of the service industry is known for the positive change it has had in the economic, social and environmental climates of Mexico. The company routinely invests and uses national products for its services, has created thousands of jobs across the country and is one of the few companies that grows successfully and maintains the high quality of its product.
With national fame for its efforts throughout Mexico, it is easy to underestimate the influence of Corporate Kosmos outside the country’s boundaries. In particular, its commitment to provide high quality food to offshore locations, as it does to land-based establishments.
How does something like this work? Let’s meet the man in charge of everything.
A legacy of leadership
Jack Landsmanas Stern (or Jack Landsmanas) was born to be a leader.
His grandfather, Don Pablo Landsmanas, emigrated from Lithuania to Mexico in 1959. Once there, he set to work in the construction of his own business. What began as the La Modelo butcher shop in Mexico City later became the immensely popular Kosmos Corporate.
Pablo Landsmanas was not just a successful entrepreneur. He lived his life around passion, perseverance and philanthropy. And he didn’t want to be alone with La Modelo. He did not want to limit his activities to a brick and cement shop “Ma y Pa” style. The intimacy was great, but Pablo Landsmanas sought intimacy at a broader level. A company capable of leaving its mark on all of Mexico, all while maintaining a very close environment and, above all, the high quality of its product.
He achieved a business of such magnitude.
Now, Jack Landsmanas, Pablo’s grandson, has the reigns of the Kosmos Corporate. Widely respected for his similar commitment to philanthropy and service, Jack Landsmanas has served as a transformative leader for the company. Under his direction, Corporativa Kosmos provides 800 tons of food to more than 3 million Mexican residents.
In addition, Landsmanas created the Pablo Landsmanas Foundation in 2016. Operating under the mantra “For you, for them, for Mexico”, the foundation is often associated with Corporativa Kosmos and has successfully captured the altruism of Don Pablo for the benefit of all Current and future Mexican residents. It is safe to say that Don Pablo’s legacy is in good hands.
Expansion to the seas
2008 was a year of great growth for Corporate Kosmos. As a result of his hard work and service throughout Mexico, he expanded to hotel and catering services for oil platforms. Until 2019, where its maritime presence is deep.
Here is a fact: Mexico is an oil gold mine. 80% of its national production is derived from oil drilling. The challenge? None of this is done on land. And with this complicated task there is a great need for highly specialized people. In addition, when these people have to fulfill their obligations in the middle of the sea, they must make logistical efforts so that the workers remain safe.
Enter Jack Landsmanas. Enter Kosmos Corporate.
Or Kol Tov, to be more specific. Kol Tov is a food service company with a history of catering, amenities and food transportation on the high seas. He is also supervised by Jack Landsmanas, with Corporate Kosmos as the parent company of Kol Tov.
Kol Tov is based in the port of the city of Carmen. The location is a matter of strategy: Mexico’s main oil supply, called Campeche Sound. Because of this, the port is home to thousands of workers who travel to Sound for days to extract oil. And as a result, these workers require accommodation, food, recreation and health services.
The flotels (houses located on rafts or semi-submersible platforms) are used as accommodation for workers. These unique living environments offer personal cabins, gym and recreational facilities, saunas, two dining rooms (designed to house almost 300 people at a time), office areas and a large service kitchen.
Then, Kol Tov’s job is to facilitate the daily operations of a flotel that operates from the port of Carmen City. Your current flotel is capable of accommodating 700 people (including 100 service workers). A difficult task, to say the least.
With the backing of Corporate Kosmos and the leadership of Jack Landsmanas, Kol Tov has led the charge during the tide when it comes to hospitality on the high seas.
Now, what does it look like to operate a dining room on the high seas?
First, it is important to reiterate Jack Landsmanas’ commitment to quality control. Any industry needs effective management and a system of checks and balances, and nobody understands it better than Jack Landsmanas.
However, what separates Landsmanas (and really defines its success as a leader) is its commitment to people. When it comes to that, he understands what many other top executives do not achieve: while running the Kosmos Corporate ship, thousands of people help rowing. Your team of leaders. Your business partners Your employees. All driving Corporate Kosmos forward every day.
Any project, on land or on the high seas, begins with the life force of the company: its team of passionate employees. For Jack Landsmanas, this is essential. Find people passionate about building a better Mexico and give them the opportunity to also build better versions of themselves.
All employees of Corporate Kosmos (regardless of whether they are in Kol Tov or other companies under the umbrella of Corporate Kosmos) have opportunities for continuous on-the-job training and personal / professional development. Again, people as the life force of a company. Jack Landsmanas understands this, which is what makes it easy to provide something like food services on the high seas.
Well almost. This is how it happens:
The first step is to take the food to the flotel. Whether boats or land vehicles, all delivery vessels are equipped with high-tech refrigeration chambers to ensure that food remains quality and, upon arrival, safe for consumption. This is necessary to maintain a strict level of quality control, a level that separates Jack Landsmanas and Corporate Kosmos from its competitors.
2) Care on site
Once the food has been successfully delivered to the flotel, it is necessary to ensure the next step is to keep the food safe and consumable while at sea. The flotel operated by Jack Landsmanas and Kol Tov contains 8 preservation chambers, 60 different equipment for cooking food, hot and cold food kitchens, a cafeteria and bakery, and 10 supermarkets. Needless to say, oil workers have many options to stay healthy!
In addition to food care, Kol Tov uses only the safest and most effective cleaning products to ensure that the many spaces in the flotel remain disinfected.
3) With a vision of the future
There are no day trips at the flotel, so proper planning is needed. Usually, a standard inventory is made for at least 30 days at sea. Longer and new calculations must be made. Those involved in this process are also very involved in the delivery of goods and supplies, since the two procedures tend to go hand in hand. The effort to supply a flotel for its operation is certainly a practical cover job.
4) Development staff
The efforts of Jack Landsmanas do not stop at the simple supply of food. He works actively to combat malnutrition throughout Mexico. The goal is not only to deliver 800 tons of food every day to the citizens of Mexico, it is to deliver healthy food throughout the country.
This same philosophy permeates the maritime initiatives of Corporate Kosmos. Kol Tov specifically hires chefs and nutritionists who can develop adequate meal plans for oil rig workers based on the work they do each day. In other words, how can these workers be fed nutrient-rich foods that correlate with the often strenuous work they do?
The same chefs and nutritionists who develop these plans also have the opportunities offered to other Corporate Kosmos employees: attend trainings, workshops and seminars aimed at improving the trade. With these opportunities, the menus on board the Kol Tov flotel constantly change to provide variety, diversity and creativity in what is served.
Be the change you want to see
Through its continuous efforts and those of its talented and social-minded employees, Corporate Kosmos continues to do many things in an extraordinary way.
On land, off land, through land, by land, Corporate Kosmos is making a difference. With over fifty years of experience and a deep-rooted commitment to create social change and build a better Mexico, the vision of Don Pablo Landsmanas is still alive thanks to the actions of his grandson, Jack Landsmanas Stern, and his deep group of talented employees .
Throughout Mexico, people feel the impact of the Landsmanas name and the passion of the Kosmos Corporate industry, their high level of creativity and their fervent philanthropy.
Corporate Kosmos is in a good place. Through its practices and initiatives, it will continue to place Mexico in an increasingly better place.