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Greg Brophy

1963 – 2007
Founder Shred-it Document Destruction
Securit Records Management

In 1988, Greg Brophy’s passion for business and desire to create a highly successful enterprise led him to found Shred-it, the document destruction division of Securit. 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.

In 2002, recognising a need for enhanced information security services; Mr. Brophy expanded his business to include state of the art records management and storage facilities. Throughout Canada and in selected US markets, Securit offers its customers integrated records management, data protection and Shred-it document destruction solutions.

Today, Securit employs over 2,600 people at more than 140 locations throughout the world. Securit services more than 150,000 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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About Shred-it
Shred-it specialises in providing tailored document destruction services that allow businesses to comply with legislation and ensure that the client, employee and confidential business information is kept secure at all times. Through our strict chain-of-custody processes, reliable on-time service and a global network of local service centres, Shred-it provides the most secure and efficient confidential information destruction service in the industry.

ISO Certified
Shred-it Limited has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and EN15713.
BSIA Principal Member
The British Security Industry Association is the trade association for the private security industry in the United Kingdom. Shred-it has been a Principal Member of the Information Destruction Section since 2005.