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Johnson announces award recipients at NAID 2013

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At the conference in Nashville, Tenn., NAID CEO Bob Johnson announced the 2012 Member of the Year was Tony Tanti and that Gary Noland received the President’s Award.

Tanti is the owner of The Secure Document Destruction Company in Lidcombe, Australia and has served as the chair of the NAID-ANZ regional chapter for the past two years. During Tanti’s term, NAID-ANZ member locations increased to 58, which is double the number of member locations at the time he took office.

“The Awards Committee considered a number of worthy candidates,” said Johnson. “However, Tony’s success in growing membership and recognition of NAID Certification in Australia and New Zealand made him a clear choice.”

Having completed the two-year term as the chapter’s chair, Tanti will now occupy the NAID-ANZ Director’s seat on the NAID Global Board of Directors until March 2015.

Noland of American Mobile Shredding in Sacramento, Calif., was the recipient of the President’s Award. Unlike the Member of the Year, the President’s Award is not necessarily presented annually but rather at the discretion of the NAID President as a way to acknowledge a long history of dedicated service to the industry and association. Noland has served as the chair of the NAID Complaint Resolution Council (CRC) for five years. 

“The CRC is responsible for evaluating ethics complaints under the association’s due process rules,” said NAID Past President Scott Fasken. “It is probably the toughest and most thankless job a volunteer can take on and Gary has performed it with diligence and dedication.”

“We are very proud of our strong enforcement of our code of ethics, but very few understand how tough the job is,” Johnson added. “Few realize how busy they are as well. Meeting monthly to interview people who are upset is not fun, nor is sorting through all the claims and evidence to get to the truth.”

Both Tanti and Noland were presented with their respective awards in absentia since neither could attend the NAID 2013 Annual Conference in March.