AAEI features members who personify the Association’s achievements, initiatives, projects and advantages. The Member of the Week spotlight shines on Ted Sherman of Medtronic.

Ted is AAEI’s new Chair, elected to the top position of the Board of Governors during this year’s governance election. Ted served as a member of the Board and the AAEI Executive Committee for many years and filled numerous roles, including key positions on the AAEI Audit Committee and Finance Committee.

Ted joined AAEI’s President and CEO Eugene Laney last week at AAEI’s 102nd Annual Conference and Expo in awarding his predecessor Julie Parks for her years of service as AAEI Chair. Julie will continue to work with Ted on transitioning to his leadership role.

At Medtronic, Ted is the Senior Director of the company’s Global Trade Operations. He is responsible for Enterprise-wide programs such as Export Controls, Country of Origin, Free Trade Agreements, Trade Systems, and Duty Strategy. Ted is the Trade Operations Enterprise Process Owner under Medtronic’s Supply Chain Transformation initiative, a multi-year effort to design and deploy a new operating model for Medtronic’s trade functions globally.

Prior to joining Medtronic, Ted led a team of 100 team members at Target, responsible for all trade operations and compliance activities for the second-largest importer of container freight in the US.

Ted’s term as AAEI Chair runs through June 2025.