David Sherman, vice president of tax and internal audit for mattress major Sealy, died Oct. 17 after being struck by a car while bicycling in Greensboro, N.C. He was 55.
Sherman worked for Sealy for more than 11 years and was a key contributor to the company’s financial improvements, a news release from the Trinity, N.C.–based manufacturer said. He played a significant role in Sealy’s mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions, including its initial public offering and recent refinancing, the company said.
Sherman was an avid athlete and competed in many marathons and cycling events. He also was a musician who learned to play the violin as an adult. He spent summers working in the U.S. national park system. He enjoyed travel and as a young adult lived in Africa and Europe.
Sherman was born in Washington, D.C., and received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting and taxation from the University of Tennessee.
Survivors include his wife, Ann; daughters Rebekah and Elizabeth; and a sister, Laurie Pearl. His family requests that any donations made in his name go to the Greensboro Symphony or New Garden Friends Meeting in Greensboro.