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NAID Launches Asian Chapter

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The NAID Board of Directors has approved the creation of the NAID-Asia Region.

“We’ve seen membership numbers in the region increasing steadily over the years,” says NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “Recently, however, interest in both membership and in NAID Certification simply reached the point where action was warranted.”

The decision for the association to establish operations in the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region follows a series of meetings between NAID officials and over 75 industry representatives in Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok earlier this month.

According to NAID President Ray Barry, “The forming of NAID-Asia was bound to happen. The region’s economies are thriving, and service providers, as well as the businesses they serve, are beginning to realize that they need to take data destruction more seriously.  Under those circumstances, it is inevitable that vendor qualifications will become a bigger issue.”

NAIDDirect-ASIA COMING: In January, NAID will begin publishing a monthly NAIDDirect e-bulletin with region-specific content.  The periodical will be published in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and English, with additional languages added in time.

Associate Members wishing to advertise in the Asian version of NAIDDirect should contact Tracy Tarlton.