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Greg Brophy

1963 – 2007
Founder Shred-it Document Destruction

In 1988, Greg Brophy’s passion for business and desire to create a highly successful enterprise led him to found Shred-it. As President and CEO, Mr. Brophy built Shred-it into one of the world’s leading on site document destruction companies.

Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit and vision, Mr. Brophy built a globally recognised company, where customers are highly valued and treated accordingly.

In 1993, Mr. Brophy expanded his business and launched a manufacturing division, now referred to as Securit Manufacturing Solutions (SMS). SMS manufactures security consoles and shredding trucks for Shred-it’s branches worldwide, and sells industrial shredding equipment to specialised markets.

Today, Shred-it employs over 5,000 people at more than 140 locations throughout the world. Shred-it services more than 300,000 customers, including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, banks and government departments and agencies. In 2003, 2004 and again in 2005 Shred-it was named one of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies”.

Mr. Brophy held both a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Ontario Canada.

In 2003, Mr. Brophy created the Shred-it Foundation and committed one million dollars over four years. The Foundation effects change by sponsoring specific projects in the developing world and strives to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

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