ERI’s John Shegerian Shares Circular Economy and Tech Innovation Insights at VerdeXchange VX2023 Conference

LOS ANGELES, May 04, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI, the nation’s largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider, was featured as a speaker on two panels at the VerdeXchange annual conference at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles this week.

First, Shegerian contributed to a panel discussion titled "Circular Economy Solutions for Waste & Recycling Markets" alongside Rachel Wagoner, who is the Director of CalRecycle; and Yoshimi Yamamoto of Resonac Corporation, who was visiting from Japan to share the latest on chemical recycling. The discussion was moderated by Coby Skye, Deputy Director of Los Angeles County Public Works.

Later, Shegerian was featured as part of an e-waste technologies panel in which he was joined on stage by Brad Haydel of USC and Shinya Shimizu of Elephantec. The conversation was moderated by former California State Senator Robert Hertzberg, and Shegerian and his fellow panelists shared stories and insights on the best and most innovative solutions for responsibly recycling e-waste.

"It was a great honor and privilege to be on stage with the innovators and thought leaders at VerdeXchange this year," said Shegerian. "David Abel and his team at VerdeXchange produce vitally important events, providing decisionmakers, investors and policymakers with critical thought leadership and an opportunity for experts to share what they know and discuss vital best practices. Communication and education are vital if we are to problem-solve and work together to create solutions that protect our planet. We’re grateful to our long-time friend David and VerdeXchange for including such critical dialogue at this important event."

"John Shegerian once again powerfully conveyed at VX2023 the size of our e-waste problem, as well as the still daunting challenges of moving the globe and North America to a more sustainable circular economy," said David Abel, Chairman and founder of the VerdeXchange. "The VX audience ‘heard’ his message; were impressed with ERI’s successes; and, fully resonated with his values."

For 16 years, VerdeXchange's annual cross-platform California conference has gathered accomplished clean and green tech entrepreneurs, energy & water companies, blue economy mavens, advanced vehicle manufacturers, soft & hardware developers, public policymakers as well as: procurers, innovative financiers, and environmental stewards under-one-roof to assess what's in-market, about to be in-market, and what's needed in market to propel the global, trillion dollar green economy.

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. It is the first and only company in its industry to achieve carbon neutrality at all its facilities nationwide, and the first to achieve SOC 2 certification for security and data protection. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its nine certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect people, the planet and privacy. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit