Martin Hershbein has been in the home furnishings industry in south Florida for more than 40 years. After working for Empire Rattan and Rosenbaum Fine Art for a combined 30 years, he moved on to Duralee Fabrics (now the Robert Allen Duralee Group) in 2006.
Martin’s very active involvement in ASID began in 1991 and three years later he served the first of many terms as Industry Partner to the Board. He has chaired and co-chaired many terms as Industry Partner to the Board. He has chaired and co-chaired many different events including DEA and Student Career Day. He has also served as Financial Director for 2 years and is currently Industry Partner chair. Honored by the Chapter as Board MVP on two different occasions, Martin was also a recipient of the National Industry Merit Award in 2004 and 2007, recognition that led to his being named to the National Board, on which he served for two years. He was also presented the prestigious Honorary Chapter Medalist Award in 2011 and is a member of ASID’s Hall of Fame for Business Practice/Industry Involvement and Manufacturing.