May 15, 2012
FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, and its Chairman and CEO, John Shegerian, were both named to the International Green Industry Hall of Fame at the annual induction ceremony on Friday night at Fresno State University. In an unprecedented move, both ERI as an organization, and John Shegerian himself, as an individual Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, have been inducted into the Hall in the same year.
The mission of the International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) is to promote ecological sustainability excellence worldwide. IGIHOF’s mission is to recognize individuals and organizations for excellence and outstanding achievements in green industry. Induction ceremonies are held at various locations all over the world.
“It is a great honor to be inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame for our efforts as a green and sustainable organization,” said John Shegerian, ERI’s Chairman and CEO. “And it is truly humbling to receive a similar honor as an individual. It’s really all a testament to our constant commitment to the proper disposal of electronic waste and the hazards it presents to our environment. We are passionate about doing everything we can, beyond our industry-leading e-waste recycling efforts, to be a green and sustainable organization as well. To enter this Hall of Fame beside sustainability and green industry legends is added motivation for us to continue our mission in new, innovative and industry-changing ways. The green business revolution is here to stay and we are proud to help lead the charge!”
'The ERI story is truly amazing,' said Sam Geil, Chair of the Board of Directors for the International Green Industry Hall of Fame. 'In 2002, John and his team pioneered electronic recycling on a national and international level and built a socially responsible company earning a place in the Hall of Fame. ERI is an example of what can be accomplished with great people, hard work, disciplined commitment and innovation. The best part of this story is that they are just getting started.”
About Shegerian the individual Hall of Famer, Geil added, 'John has also earned a place in the International Green Industry Hall of Fame as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for his tireless work as Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of ERI, Co-Founder and CEO of 1-800-Recycling, Co-Founder and Host of Green is Good, and Co-Founder of Addicted.com. John is truly an industry icon as an entrepreneur, advocate, and innovator. He has no equal when it comes to success and passion in the Green Industry.'
Shegerian established ERI’s headquarters in Fresno in 2005 and since then, under his stewardship, the company has fast become the largest and most efficient recycler of electronic waste in the world. With longstanding private sector and government contracts and relationships, ERI is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers, and virtually all other types of electronic equipment with a cord.
ERI developed and houses the largest e-waste shredder in the world and processes more than 120 million pounds of electronic waste annually at its locations in California, Colorado, Indianapolis, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas, Washington State and Washington DC.
It was announced Friday that as inductees into the Hall of Fame, ERI and John Shegerian are enshrined into the Hall permanently and will be members for life.
Now the largest privately held recycler of electronic waste in the US, and the world’s first dual-certified electronic waste recycler, Fresno-headquartered Electronic Recyclers International is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers and other types of electronic equipment.ERI serves public sector clients via GSA contract GS-10F-0051Y and processes more than 120 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations in seven states, including California, Washington, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Texas and North Carolina.For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.