OAKVILLE, ON, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - With deep sorrow, Securit Information
Security announces 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 Greg's eldest brother Sean Brophy, also died in the crash.
Securit extends its condolences to Greg's wife Tracey, and their three
children, Christopher, Megan and Kirsten, to Sean's wife and family, and the
families of the other two who were aboard.
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, in 1988. As President and CEO, Mr. Brophy built Shred-it
into one of the world's 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. Mr. Brophy was
honoured as the "Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year" in 1994 by Ernst & Young,
and in 1995 he was recognized as one of Canada's "Top 40 under 40". Securit
was one of "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies" in 2003, 2004 and 2005. In
2003, Mr. 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 company's Executive Committee are continuing to manage
Securit's 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.
Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Securit is a world-leading
information security company, an international success story with a network of
more than 140 branches and 2,600 employees serving 150,000 customers in 16
countries. Securit provides integrated information security solutions that
manage and mitigate risk for our clients. Securit offers three service lines:
Records Management, Data Protection and Shred-it Document Destruction.
For more information, please call: (905) 491-2304
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