CEDIA has announced Michael Sherman as the recipient of the 2019 CEDIA Young Professional of the Year award. Sherman is the owner and director of Henri, a CEDIA Member of Excellence company based in France. The honor recognizes Sherman as an emerging leader who is making an impact on the home technology integration industry. The award is designed to elevate and celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of industry professionals under the age of 40.
“This honor highlights Michael’s exceptional dedication to his craft and to the entire industry,” says CEDIA global president and chief executive officer Tabatha O’Connor. “Through his longtime CEDIA membership and contributions to high-profile roles like the EMEA Board of Directors and the Membership Advisory Council, Michael personifies the spirit of the award. The future of our global industry is brighter with Michael as a part of it.”
Sherman joined Henri — a company founded by his grandfather in 1961 — more than a decade ago. The custom integrator has grown over the years to include offices in two cities, Paris and Cannes, and 40 employees. Henri has been a CEDIA member since 1999. Sherman was recently named Entrepreneur of the Year in the greater Paris area by the France Chamber of Artisans.
Throughout his career and involvement with CEDIA, Sherman has championed the expansion of the association’s global presence. He has also served as a judge for the CEDIA Awards selection process.