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ERI’s John Shegerian Describes the State of Electronic Recycling and Data Destruction as Featured Speaker at NAID 2019 Conference

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John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI,
the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company, was a featured speaker last week at the NAID & PRISM
International 2019 Conference and Exposition at the Gaylord Rockies
Resort & Convention Center in Denver.

As part of a featured two-presenter panel on the current state of
electronic waste recycling titled “Trends in the Electronics Disposal
Industry,” Shegerian was joined on stage by Jerry Powell, founder and
executive editor of Resource Recycling, Inc., which publishes Resource
Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News. The two experts,
introduced to the crowd by NAID organizers as “two titans of the
electronics recycling industry,” shared the latest intel on the industry
from two different perspectives.

In his featured part of the presentation, Shegerian
described and shared insights on what types of private and potentially
dangerous content can be easily accessed on discarded – even on “wiped”
hardware. He also explained key concerns relating to e-waste recycling
and ITAD, such as new regulatory issues, the importance of establishing
a circular economy, and the very real threat of hardware hacking.

“It is an honor and privilege to once again share our insights with
NAID’s audience,” said Shegerian. “We’re particularly proud, as
AAA-certified NAID organization ourselves, to be able to set an example
of adhering to and even exceeding the strictest standards of effective
and responsible data destruction, protecting the privacy of people and
businesses – and to be able to share our experience and best practice
protocols with our industry colleagues here today. Proper destruction of
private digital data has become a crucially important issue and NAID
certification is the best way to demonstrate that you are doing it

NAID and PRISM International annually present the Conference &
Exposition, offering a comprehensive collection of industry education,
networking opportunities and an exhibit hall boasting the newest

All eight of ERI’s facilities have received AAA certification from NAID.

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company in the United States. ERI is
at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security
oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every
type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI
has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic
waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code
in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people
and the environment.
For more information about e-waste recycling
and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit