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CSDS Exam Results – New Exam Dates Announced

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The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), the global trade association for the secure destruction industry is proud to announce that 44 industry professionals successfully passed the Certified Secure Destruction Specialist exam held at the NAID 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition.

According to NAID CEO Bob Johnson, “Becoming a CSDS is a major accomplishment, and something each of these individuals and their colleagues should be proud of.”  Johnson adds, “The rapid growth of the program shows that this industry consists of committed professionals eager to demonstrate their expertise and knowledge to the consumer. We expect the number of Certified Secure Destruction Specialists to continue to grow, and the consumer as well as the public at large will benefit from accredited, recognized experts protecting their data.”

NAID created the CSDS accreditation to promote and acknowledge a comprehensive understanding of the broad range of disciplines related to secure destruction.  The examination itself consisted of 230 questions from 7 separate areas.  All of the new class of CSDS recipients participated in the 10-week CSDS webinar series held last fall or the recent two day immersion training hosted by NAID at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in March.

“Continuing the trend we have seen at past examinations, over 25% of those who took the examination did not succeed,” says NAID Deputy CEO Dustin McKissen. “The test is not something you can pass without considerable study, even with the training.”

Effective immediately, the following individuals join the 24 other successful accredited professionals by rightfully displaying the CSDS designation.  The designation will also be acknowledged on the NAID website:


  • Don Adriaansen, CSDS

TITAN Mobile Shredding

  • Michael Avignone, CSDS

Absolute Shredding, LLC

  • Staci Bailey, CSDS

Allshred Services

  • Brad Bennett, CSDS


  • Chris Black, CSDS

RK Black Inc.

  • Courtney Bobbitt, CSDS

AccuShred NW

  • Chris Butler, CSDS

BookendZ, LLC

  • Maxim Carpenter, CSDS

Shred-Tech Corporation

  • Loudovic Cartright, CSDS

Goodwill Industries of South Florida

  • Larry Cockman, CSDS

Texas Security Shredding

  • Kevin Cole, CSDS

Allshred Services

  • John Daly, CSDS

Royal Document Destruction

  • Heather Fitzanko, CSDS

AAA Certified Confidential Security Corp

  • Todd Hansen, CSDS

Confidential Shredding

  • Todd Henderson, CSDS

Record Keepers, LLC

  • Stephen Humphrey, CSDS

Shred-it (Cambridge, ON)

  • Steven Innerfield, CSDS

Quality Shredding

  • Anthony Iovine, CSDS

Gateway Recycling

  • David Isham, CSDS

Data Shredding Service of Texas, Inc.

  • Brian Kaffee, CSDS

ShredX by Rentacrate

  • Michael Kelly, CSDS

RK Black Inc.

  • Stephan Koblos, CSDS

PC Recycler Inc.

  • Sarah Koucky, CSDS

Cintas Document Destruction

  • David Kruger, CSDS

Recall North America (HQ)

  • Lambert Landry, CSDS


  • Mark Lydon, CSDS

Citadel Information Management

  • Mark McKenna, CSDS

Shred-Tech Corporation

  • Brock Miller, CSDS

Accushred NW

  • John Miller, CSDS

Lincoln Archives, Inc.

  • Rick Moe, CSDS


  • Jason Moyessian, CSDS

Northeast Record Retention

  • Lori Nommensen, CSDS

Ag Medical Systems, Inc.

  • Brian Nowak, CSDS

Citadel Information Management

  • Taylor Oberst, CSDS

Ohio Mobile Shredding

  • Lou Ann Owens, CSDS

Classified Shredding Services

  • William T. Palisam, CSDS

Lincoln Archives, Inc.

  • Ann Pederson, CSDS

Apex Shredding

  • Ashton Reis, CSDS

Central Texas Secure Shredding and Recycling

  • R. Stephen Richards, CSDS

Richards & Richards Office Records Management, Inc.

  • Steve Schneider, CSDS

Cintas Document Destruction

  • David Van Mullen, CSDS

SecurShred (Shred This Inc.)

  • David Wallace, CSDS

Ohio Mobile Shredding

  • Seth Whitten, CSDS

Friendship Secure Document Services

  • Joe Wismer, CSDS

Shred-Tech Corporation

The next CSDS examinations will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 19, 2011 and on May 5, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

Contact NAID at for complete details, including registration information.

CSDS Exam Registration