Meet the Guardian Team
We are the guardians of data — we don’t leave a shred behind
Guardian Data Destruction History
Guardian Data Destruction sprung from a simple customer request: could we wipe the hard drives of 300 computers in 5 US locations before packing and shipping the assets to the leasing company? Glenn Laga, Guardian’s founder and chief innovator, put together a mobile IT lab to do the DOD-compliant erasure.
The project was a success, the client was delighted and Glenn had a new business idea.
While continuing with his logistics business, Glenn began the search for a more efficient solution for erasure and shredding of hard drives. With a lifetime of tinkering and invention backing him up, he started testing and designing shredders. A final design, manufactured to fit on a truck, was ready to roll in 2006. Now mobile data destruction started for real in New York.
Guardian’s shredding, erasure, degaussing and pulverization services quickly expanded across the Northeast. By 2012, the operation was NAID AAA Certified and mobilized to dispatch a fleet of onsite data destruction units from major cities across the US and Canada.
Today, Guardian is the vendor of choice for VARs, MSPs and ITADs serving enterprise and Fortune 500 companies. With 23 service hubs in the US and Canada, Guardian Data Destruction is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive single source provider of data destruction services.
The catalyst: Guardian wipes 300 computers at 5 call centers
Guardian Data Destruction founded
Guardian offices open (New York, NY)
First mobile data destruction project
First fully operational mobile shred truck
First Earth Day shred event
Guardian offices move to Long Island City, NY
NAID AAA Certification
First of 6 data center takedowns (leading pharmaceutical company)
Move to Hackensack, NJ for increased warehouse (18,500 sq ft) and office space
First Verizon Super Bowl shred event
Glenn Laga elected NAID Board of Directors Developed
Introduce 2mm shred machine for SSD and circuit boards
Reach first 1,000,000 hard drives shred
NJ legislation signed permitting mobile onsite by EPA (final state)
Reached first 5,000,000 hard drives shred
Develops international network of data destruction providers
Reach 2,000,000 hard drives shred annually
Introduce online erasure service for remote workforce asset returns
Move to new headquarters for increased warehouse (45,000 sq ft) and office space
3,000,000 hard drives shred
Warehouse expanded to 55,000 sq ft
17 million total IT assets processed for data destruction
19.5+ million total IT assets processed for data destruction
Employee increase of 358%
250% growth in erasure services
National fleet of onsite data destruction trucks reaches 25
Special services group introduced
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