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Shred-it founder Greg Brophy dies in plane crash

With deep sorrow, Securit Information Security has announced that its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Bro...


With deep sorrow, Securit Information Security has announced that its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Brophy, was killed Sunday September 30, 2007 in a small plane crash in Alaska. Three others, including Gregs eldest brother Sean Brophy, also died in the crash.

Securit extends its condolences to Gregs wife Tracey, and their three children, Christopher, Megan and Kirsten, to Seans wife and family, and the families of the other two who were aboard.

Greg Brophys passion for business and desire to create a highly successful enterprise led him to found Shred-it, the document destruction division of Securit, in 1988. As President and CEO, Brophy built Shred-it into one of the worlds leading on-site document destruction companies.

Greg Brophy was the 1993 winner of the Federal Business Development Bank Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Ontario. He was selected for his innovative spirit, business success and community involvement. Brophy was honoured as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year in 1994 by Ernst & Young, and in 1995 he was recognized as one of Canadas Top 40 under 40. Securit was one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in 2003, 2004 and 2005. In 2003, Brophy created the Securit Foundation and dedicated over one million dollars to charity and education in markets served and developing countries.

The members of the companys Executive Committee are continuing to manage Securits business affairs. Securit assures all associates, franchise owners, and customers that, despite this terrible news, the company will continue to provide industry leading customer service and unmatched information security.

For inquiries relating to sending condolences, donations etc., please call 905-491-2304 or email Barbara.Ducasse@securit.com


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