ERI’s John Shegerian Shares Insights at VerdeXchange on Protecting the Planet through Innovation and a Circular Economy

LOS ANGELES--()--Last week, 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 Los Angeles.

First, Shegerian contributed to a panel discussion titled “Circular Economy Solutions to California's Waste Crisis” alongside Jean-Christophe Lambert of Lithion Recycling. The discussion was moderated by the Deputy Director of Los Angeles County Public Works, Coby Skye. During the presentation, Shegerian shared why e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world today and how Circular Economy strategies are the only solution to the issue.

Later, Shegerian was featured as part of a special Luncheon Plenary event called “Game Changers: Meet the Innovators” in which he was joined on stage by Myrna Bittner, CEO of RunWithIt Synthetics; and Mark McGough, President & CEO of H2U. Moderated by Jim Kelly, the Director of S&C Electric, each panelist engaged with Kelly and the audience in a spirited discussion, sharing their stories and insights on providing solutions to the planet’s most challenging environmental issues.

“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 impact 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 timely event.”

“John Shegerian, ERI’s CEO, powerfully conveyed at VX2022 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 of the VerdeXchange Institute and VX2022. “The VX audience ‘heard’ his message; were impressed with ERI’s successes; and, fully resonated with his values.“

For 15 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 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 eight 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


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ERI’s John Shegerian shared insights at VerdeXchange on protecting the planet through innovation and a circular economy.


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