Nick Karos – National Sales & Marketing Director Shred-X Document Destruction was founded by Nick Karos. Nick has owned and operated successful businesses in the service industry for over 25 years and established Australian Paper Recycling in 1999. With changes to Federal Privacy Laws, Nick identified the need for a more secure, professional and competitive document destruction organisation that could offer this secure service nationwide. From this idea, Shred-X was born. Nick currently directs Sales and Marketing ensuring that the high levels of personalised service that have made Shred-X so successful are instilled within the Shred-X culture.
Van Karas (BSc. Dip Ed) - General Manager Van Karas has a Bachelor degree in Science and a strong background in education. Van has over 10 years’ experience in the secure document destruction & paper recycling industry. As General Manager, Van oversees the senior managers in the management & operation and growth of the Shred-X business and is responsible for the financial and operational performance of Shred-X nationally. As the Global Board member for National Association of Information Destruction (NAID), Van is actively involved in championing industry certification standards for registered members of NAID Australasia through conference presentations and liaising with the Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner. Van is passionate about growing the Shred-X business and protecting the environment through the Shred-X paper fibre recovery and recycling program in which many innovative transport and processing technologies are constantly being developed.
Gordon Hockly - Victorian Branch Manager Gordon has been with the company for over 6 years and started off overseeing the Document Storage department as well as selling Shred-X’s securing destruction services. Gordon’s extensive knowledge in information management, specifically relating to client’s document and media storage requirements enabled Shred-X to grow their document storage division from a few hundred boxes to in excess of 7000 boxes in a relatively short period of time. Gordon moved on to head up the Sales team before being transferred to Melbourne to take on the “caretaker” role as the Branch Manager in 2009 and has since been appointed as the Victorian Branch Manager. Gordon’s knowledge in industrial design and manufacture has enabled the Victorian team to improve productivity and develop new value add grades of recycled paper. The Branch, with its group of positive and committed staff, continues to meet budgeted expectations.
Andrew Odisho - QLD State Sales Manager Andrew commenced his career with Shred-X over 8 years ago starting in the production department before moving into Logistics as a Document Destruction service operator. Andrew has always displayed his willingness to learn and progress within the company. In 2006 Andrew moved from Logistics and joined Gordon Hockly in the Document Storage department. Andrew quickly mastered the O’Neil’s Document Storage software system and became an integral part in the department’s expansion. Andrew indicated that he was interested in a Sales role and when an opportunity became available he moved across to the Sales Division. Andrew’s enthusiasm, passion and keen attention to detail soon saw him become the Sales department’s top achiever and was recently rewarded by being appointed as the QLD State Sales Manager in 2011.
Renèe Pryor - National Account Manager Renee has been in the recycling industry for over 10 years and with Shred-X for 9 of these years. Throughout her time at Shred-X, Renee has worked in various areas of the business including administration, executive assistance to the Managing Director, logistics, customer care, quality assurance and account management. Renee has also worked closely with Shred-X Senior Management for many years assisting with national projects and acquisitions. In her current role as National Account Manager, Renee is responsible for many of the Key Shred-X Accounts and has extensive experience with liaising with Facility Managers and clients, implementation planning, transition and implementation management and delivery of service, maintaining key performance indicators and reporting requirements.
David Brewer - Operations Manager David has worked in management roles in the security and service industry for over 23 years. David has a wealth of experience in operations and logistics and manages a team of over 27 staff including the Shred-X drivers and logistics team and has been a member of the Shred-X team since 2004.
Robert Aminde - National Projects Manager Robert has been in the Supply Chain and Operations industry for over 25 years. Specifically within the Records Management / Document Destruction industry, Robert has been in senior management positions as National Operations Manager & Business Manager. In 2001, Robert joined the Shred-X team in the role of National Projects Manager to introduce national structures and facility enhancements and also works with branch managers at each Shred-X Secure Destruction Facility.
Christopher Spyropoulos - NSW Logistics Manager Christopher Spyropoulos began with Shred-X over ten years ago as a foundation employee after having owned and operated his own business within the hospitality industry for many years. Throughout his time at Shred-X, Chris has worked in many areas of the business from being a service operator, Area Sales Manager and now to heading up the Shred-X operation in Sydney. In this role, Chris is responsible for the daily management of the branch through to Shred-X’s provision of service throughout New South Wales.
Marva Mills (BCom, CA, FCCA) - Financial Controller Marva began her career with the accounting firm Ramm Louis and Co. in London, and has been working in finance for 20 years. After qualifying with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and also working in a broad spectrum of industries, she relocated to Australia. Marva is also now a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, and joined Shred-X in 2007 when the company became part of the NZ listed ‘Freightways Group’. With a strong background in management, financial reporting and strategic planning, particularly with companies experiencing dynamic and sustainable growth, Marva manages the Accounts teams at head office and Shred-X’s satellite offices.
Paul Bartlett - Production Manager Having migrated from the UK 5 years ago Paul joined Shred-X in March 2006 and has 22 years management experience in production management in the cardboard box packaging industry. Paul is now responsible for the Shred-X group of production methods procedures and the supply and disposal of recycled paper fibre to various paper mills in Australia.
Nadia O’Connell - Customer Relationship Supervisor Nadia commenced her employment at Shred-X over 5 years ago. Nadia’s expertise within the organisation is focused on Customer Service. Within this time, originally employed as a Customer Care Administrator, Nadia has had a vast range of positions gaining complete knowledge of the organisation which has benefited her current role as a Customer Relationship Supervisor. In this time she has worked closely with National Account Managers assisting with Shred-X Major Clients with transition planning, implementations and service provision. Nadia also manages Shred-X national sub-contractors & channel partners ensuring the day to day running of services, reporting & quality management is met to Shred-X standard.
Nik Papadimitriou – North Queensland Branch Manager Nik Papadimitriou is the Shred-X North Queensland Branch Manager having been in this role for over 6 years as the foundation staff member and manager of this branch. Nik manages the whole Shred-X North Queensland business including operations, administration and production.
Randall Clayton – Western Australia Branch Operations Manager Randall Clayton has worked with Shred-X for approximately 5 years beginning at the Queensland Head office in roles which included client servicing, production and logistics. Randall was recently, chosen to assist in the set-up of the new Shred-X facility in Perth and to manage the production and logistical operations of Shred-X Western Australia.