HERMAN Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Continues Nationwide Growth


HERMAN Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Continues Nationwide Growth

Leading provider to systems integrators in commercial AV and broadcast industries has evolved with the times


MIAMI, FL., May 7, 2013 – Herman (www.HermanProAV.com), the leading provider of AV products, procurement services and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial AV and broadcast industries, is celebrating 50 years of business, with plans to involve customers, employees and the industry in marking the milestone. Through decades of change, Herman has remained a constant forerunner, anticipating each evolutionary stage in the company’s progression to better serve the industry.


“Herman has remained committed to serving our customers for 50 years, not only for their product needs, but also by adding the value and service that makes us a reliable, valuable, and trustworthy partner in this ever-changing industry,” said Jeffrey Wolf, Executive VP at Herman, whose family purchased the business in 1963. The nationwide company is headquartered in Miami on Herman Way, a street that the city named in 1996, symbolic of Herman’s deep roots in the community.


Known as Herman Radio Corp in the 1950s, the company operated several Herman Radio locations throughout South Florida. In 1963, when Arnold Wolf purchased the company from Harvey Herman, Herman Electronics was one of the original replacement parts distributors for Sony and Panasonic. For the next 20 years, Herman was a leading provider of original replacement parts and accessories for all the major consumer electronics manufacturers.


“In the mid-80s, we quickly realized that our growth strategy was dependent on acquiring as many product lines as possible, ahead of our competition. By the early 90s, Herman had acquired virtually every major manufacturer and was a leading national provider,” said Wolf.

Herman made headlines in the mid-90s by acquiring competitor, Panson Electronics. “It was the first such transaction in our industry,” Wolf recounted, and it propelled Herman further into industry prominence. Later in the 90s, as the technology began to change rapidly, Herman made a strategic decision to leverage its core competencies and focus on a related industry that would provide growth and diversification. Herman Systems Group was the company’s next evolution, focused on products plus value-added services and logistics for AV System Integrators.


The company re-branded in the early 2000s as Herman Procurement & Logistics, to more accurately reflect the service it offered to customers. Today, Herman ProAV, including its recently launched Herman Integration Services division, is a leading provider to the commercial AV industry. Herman partners with customers nationwide to provide products, procurement and logistics, and installation labor services under one roof.


To learn more about Herman’s history and 50th Anniversary events, visit www.HermanProAV.com.


About Herman

Herman (www.hermanproav.com) is the leading provider of professional AV products, procurement services and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial AV and broadcast industries. Celebrating 50 years in business, Herman has leveraged its industry experience to help customers improve operational efficiencies and achieve cost savings related to the procurement and management of project materials and labor resources. Herman corporate offices are located in Miami, Florida, with three additional distribution facilities located in Georgia, New Jersey, and Nevada. To learn more about Herman’s products and services, visit http://www.herman-IS.com or http://www.hermanproav.com.



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