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Get Adobe ReaderJoanne Goodman Sherman Named 2010/2011 NAPW Professional Woman of the Year
NORTHVALE, New Jersey – September 9, 2011
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Joanne Goodman Sherman Named 2010/2011 NAPW Professional Woman of the Year

Contact: Joanne Sherman
Industrial Rivet & Fastener Company

Joanne Goodman Sherman

Joanne Goodman Sherman, co-owner of Industrial Rivet & Fastener Co., located in Northvale, New Jersey, is being honored as a 2010/2011 Professional Woman of the Year in Manufacturing by the National Association of Professional Women, a prestigious distinction awarded by the 200,000-strong membership of NAPW who join together to develop innovative business and social relationships.

Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, Ms. Sherman is currently the third generation of the Goodman family to lead the firm that her grandfather founded nearly a hundred years ago. Industrial Rivet & Fastener is the rare family enterprise that has continued to grow and flourish in spite of the challenges presented by turbulent economic cycles, evolving technologies and demanding business requirements.

Ms. Sherman was still a teenager when she began to work in her family's business. Working part-time throughout high school, Ms. Sherman joined the firm in 1974. Today, Ms. Sherman is the Secretary and Treasurer of the company that she now co-owns with her brother. She has overseen the extensive expansion of Industrial Rivet & Fastener Co.'s product line, and the company's innovations in inventory management have enabled the company to grow into a global distributor with eight international locations and 10 U.S. distribution centers. In her day-to-day function as the firm's administrative and operational executive, Ms. Goodman meets with clients across the country and around the world. In addition, Ms. Sherman is responsible for the company's many brands and copyrights, working directly with patent attorneys to manage and protect Industrial Rivet's proprietary products and services. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor for ISO Procedures.

Ms. Sherman's success is born of her determination to excel, her ability to adapt to an ever-changing industry, and her expert management of a precious family legacy.


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