Yesterday, City & State New York recognized John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider, as a recipient of its inaugural Above & Beyond: Innovator award.
Shegerian is one of 40 who were honored with Above & Beyond awards for helping to improve society through innovation.
A serial entrepreneur, Shegerian is being recognized for his groundbreaking work leading ERI, the largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction and electronic waste recycling company in the United States. Thanks to its industry-pioneering proprietary technology solutions and systems, ERI has the capacity to responsibly process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI also has partnered with New York City to create the city’s award-winning residential e-waste collection program.
“What a tremendous honor to be named alongside this list of visionary innovators from my home town of New York City,” said Shegerian. “We’re proud of what we do at ERI – protecting people, the planet and privacy…and keeping millions of pounds of toxic e-waste out of landfills. Being recognized by the good people at City & State at this important event is a powerful reminder that we’re doing the right thing and helps inspire us to continue with our commitment to do more. I am truly grateful and humbled.”
City & State’s inaugural Above & Beyond: Innovators designation recognizes the transformative work that leaders in government, business and the nonprofit sector have done to improve the lives of New Yorkers across the state and beyond.