Sims Recycling Solutions achieves NAID AAA certification; launches subsidiary
Fleet of on-site destruction trucks now certified throughout U.S. / Converge Engineering starts up in California
Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a leading provider of global IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, has announced that it’s U.S. on-site destruction services are now nationally AAA Certified by the U.S.-based National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). NAID AAA Certification creates and verifies the qualifications of certified information destruction providers, like SRS. This rigorous process ensures that the data security needs of global enterprises meet numerous laws and regulations requiring protection of confidential customer information.
“Data protection regulations now require customers to verify and monitor specific aspects of their service provider’s capabilities and procedures,” says NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “By adding NAID AAA Certification to their qualifications, a company has validated that they meet those security and regulatory requirements. In that regard, their NAID Certification actually makes their customers compliant with their responsibilities.”
“We are pleased to have our on-site security services now certified to a standard that is recognized across the globe,” stated Steve Skurnac, president of SRS. “The whole certification process validates and, in some cases, improves the care to which we protect and destroy our client’s data regardless of where the data resides in an electronic asset.”
Skurnac continued, “It is our hope that this standard, in conjunction with our other security and environmental certifications, gives evidence of our commitment to keep moving the bar higher.”
Sims Recycling Solutions sees on-site data destruction as another tool that SRS can offer to help enterprises put together robust and safe data destruction programs. Most companies are able to provide a piece of the program while Sims is proud to offer an end-to-end “desktop-to-disposition” service offering.
The National Association for Information Destruction, Inc. (NAID) is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. NAID currently represents over1,900 member company locations globally. NAID's mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies. www.naidonline.org
Sims Recycling Solutions Launches New Subsidiary, ConvergeEngineering LLC
Sims Recycling Solutions also recently announced the startup of a new subsidiary, Converge Engineering LLC. Former Engineering and Technical Director of SRS, Rafael Reveles, will lead Converge as President and aims to use his team’s industry experience to service the recycling industry as well as develop data destruction devices to better serve the security and IT asset disposition markets (ITAD).
Converge is headquartered in Roseville, Calif. and also has engineers located in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Baltimore, enabling Converge to provide fully-integrated solutions nationwide. Services offered include providing seamless engineering support from beginning to end including design,fabrication, installation and maintenance.
“I’m excited to be involved in the evolution of the industry and share all we’ve learned over the years being involved both as the operator and builder,”stated Reveles. “Solutions for destroying and securing data storage hardware need to be portable, scalable, flexible and effective. Converge is currently developing solutions optimized for consolidated data locations to properly destroy platter, solid state drives and solid state memory.”
Besides their core offerings of designing, building and enhancing electronics and metals recycling plants on a large scale, Converge will offer smaller recycling plants to accommodate low volume applications and smaller electronic products. All shredding systems designed by Converge consider safety and environmental performance.
Converge Engineering’s diverse array of talents will incorporate consulting,system integration, 3D point cloud scanning and surveying, 3D drafting,mechanical engineering, electrical and controls design, UL508 control panel building, metal fabrication, and project management to offer a “one-stop shop”.
Sims Recycling Solutions (www.SimsRecycling.com) is a global leader in electronics reuse and recycling. We have over 20 years’experience in comprehensive IT asset disposition and mobile device refurbishment services either directly or through acquired businesses. Sims provides disposition services for all types of retired electronic equipment to local, national and global customers in every business sector including data centers, healthcare, financial service and technical organizations.
As a part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world’s leading publicly listed metal and electronics recycler, Sims Recycling Solutions has the global reach, expertise, and infrastructure necessary to ensure to our customers that all electronic devices are processed in a secure and environmentally responsible manner. Sims international footprint of operations across 21 countries, including Canada, enables us to offer a global scope of services on a myriad of local fronts.