John Shegerian

  • "The way we recycle electronics takes protecting our environment to the next level. A massive amount of energy is saved when recycling metals, plastics and glass, and new jobs are created. A triple bottom line is created. And everyone wins."
  • "The importance of digital security cannot be overstated. That’s why we developed the world’s most efficient shredding technology for the destruction and recycling of e-waste."
  • "Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world today and there is no end in sight as we are about to see an explosion of new segments in electronics such as wearables (watches, glasses, and clothing), personal drones and robots. These items, as with all consumer electronics, MUST be recycled responsibly."
  • "In a space where nobody was recycling electronics the right way, we were able to develop a new paradigm that we wanted to create and scale. At Electronic Recyclers International we approach our mission as a growing team of creative innovators who relentlessly thrive on developing collaborative solutions for our customers. "
  • "Sustainability is a journey. There is no perfect beginning - and no end. It is ever evolving and we can change the world for the better, if we work together."
  • "Our DNA and corporate culture is to always put the customer first, listen to them and respond to their needs. The more we practice that mission the more they reward us with their loyalty and increased business."

Current News

Major Events

  • May 14, 2020

    John Shegerian Publishes First Book Named #1 Amazon Best Seller

    101 Tips From The Marketing Masters: Ways To Supercharge Your Marketing And Expoentially Grow Your Business by Brendan M. Egan and John S. Shegerian hit the #1 Amazon best seller in the categories of internet marketing, advertising, and web marketing.

  • May 23, 2019

    The World Has an E-Waste Problem

    John Shegerian, and ERI, featured in Time Magazine.

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  • October 11, 2018

    ERI/EnviroServe Strategic Partnership

    ERI and EnviroServe form strategic partnership to provide global electronic recycling and data destruction solutions.

  • October 10, 2018

    John Shegerian & Team Launch Engage

    Engage announced the beta launch of their proprietary platform on October 9, 2018. The online platform digitizes the process of booking talent for various types of events and engagements. Learn More.  

  • January 23, 2018

    John Launches Som Sleep

    John Shegerian is co-founder & CEO of Som Sleep, a NSF certified sleep supplement.

  • May 2, 2017

    ERI Launches Electronic Recycling Box Program With City of Los Angeles

    ERI launches the first of it’s kind mailback program for residents of Los Angeles to recycle their electronic devices.

  • November 1, 2016

    Electronic Recyclers International Rebrands As ERI

    Electronic Recyclers International officially rebranded as “ERI”.  The change comes as the company has continued expansion into more than just recycling, including reuse, repurposing, refurbishing, ITAD, and more.

  • July 16, 2015

    e-cycleNYC Serves 1 Million People

    e-cycleNYC, a program between the City of New York and Electronic Recyclers to recycle e-waste, now serves over 1 million people.

  • June 1, 2015

    John Launches RecycleNation

    In 2015, John re-branded ERI’s subsidiary digital brand, 1-800-Recycling, into RecycleNation.

  • December 25, 2014

    ERI Continues To Grow

    Last month, ERI recycled nearly 25 million pounds of e-waste – staggering growth from the 10,000 pounds per month when ERI launched in April 2005.

  • December 31, 2011

    Electronic Recyclers International’s Indiana Facility Debuts Its Shredder

    ERI debuts a state-of-the-art electronics shredder at its Plainfield, Indiana recycling facility.

  • March 2, 2011

    Alcoa Takes Ownership Stake In Electronic Recyclers International

    Alcoa, the world’s leading aluminum producer, became a minority investor in ERI, the largest U.S. recycler of electronic waste.

  • December 31, 2010

    Electronic Recyclers International Unveils Electronics Shredder At Its Holliston, MA Facility

    In 2010, ERI debuted its first shredder on the East Coast at its recycling facility in Holliston, MA.

  • December 31, 2009 Debuts

    In 2009, John founded ERI’s second subsidiary digital brand, The site offers an ever-growing collection of news articles and original content about the urban mining process, wherein compounds and elements are reclaimed from products, buildings and waste. The site launched in May 2010.

  • December 17, 2009

    LS-Nikko Copper Invests In Electronic Recyclers International

    One of the world’s largest copper smelters, Seoul-based LS-Nikko, obtains a minority investment in ERI.

  • December 31, 2008

    John Launches

    In 2008, John founded ERI’s subsidiary digital brand, 1-800-Recycling, a dynamic recycling and green living-focused website that makes recycling, conserving, reusing and living wisely easy.

  • December 17, 2008

    Electronic Recyclers International Debuts Fresno, CA Mega-Shredder

    In 2008, ERI debuted the largest and most efficient electronics shredder in North America.

  • December 10, 2008

    John Wins The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

    John Shegerian wins the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his work at Electronic Recyclers International.

  • December 31, 2007

    John Starts Green Is Good Radio

    John founded the award-winning “Green Is Good” radio program in 2007. What started as a regional FM radio show, with former co-host Mike Brady, has now become the nation’s #1 ranked environmentally themed radio show.

  • December 31, 2004

    John Co-Founds Electronic Recyclers International

    In 2004, John took over a struggling electronic recycling business, then based out of San Diego, moved it to Fresno, CA and re-branded it Electronic Recyclers International.

  • October 1, 2004 Sold To CIT

    In October 2004, Shegerian and his partners sold and all the aforementioned affiliated properties to Education Lending Group.

  • December 31, 1998

    John Co-Founds

    They followed up that success with, and The sites were sold to CIT in 2004.

  • December 31, 1997

    John Co-Founds Bulldog Brewing Company

    Bulldog became a popular bar and grill near the campus of Fresno State University. The company became famous for its Bulldog Root Beer.

  • January 1, 1994

    Bradbury Building Filming

    With John as the project manager of the building, Michael J. Fox and other celebrities filmed various pictures at the Bradbury Building.

  • December 31, 1993

    Bradbury Building Reopens

    John, while working at The Yellin Group, worked to renovate and reopen the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles in 1993.

  • December 9, 1992

    Tyler Shegerian Born

    Tyler would go on to study at Fordham University in New York, and with plans to study law in the future, Tyler served as a Field Organizer in New York City for President Obama’s successful 2012 Presidential Campaign.

  • October 5, 1992

    Grand Central Market Project

    While working at The Yellin Group, John helped revitalize Los Angeles’ iconic open-air Grand Central Market.

  • June 1, 1992

    John Co-Founds Homeboy Tortillas

    John co-founds Homeboy Tortillas in inner-city Los Angeles while still working at The Yellin Group. One of Homeboy’s chief goals was to give those involved in gangs and those incarcerated a second chance to work and get on the right life path.

  • December 31, 1991

    Rebuild LA Project

    John was involved in the Rebuild LA project, a program promising $6 billion in private investments to help create 74,000 jobs.

  • December 31, 1991

    John Named Senior Vice President Of The Yellin Group

    John becomes the Senior Vice President of the Los Angeles-based real estate firm, The Yellin Group.

  • October 1, 1986

    Cortney Shegerian Born

    Cortney would later go on to graduate from law school and work at Shegerian & Associates, an employment law firm founded by John’s brother, Carney Shegerian.

  • October 25, 1985

    John and Tammy Wed

    John and Tammy are married on October 25, 1985.

  • May 31, 1984

    John Graduates From NYU

    In the Spring of 1984, John graduated cum laude from New York University (New York, NY) with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.

  • December 31, 1979

    John Breaks The World Record For Fastest 5/8-Mile Dash

    At just 17 years old, John became the youngest harness racer to hold the world record for the fastest 5/8-mile dash. The win was recorded at Liberty Bell Park Racetrack in Douglassville, PA.

  • June 25, 1979

    Playing Monopoly, Only With Real Money

    In 1979, John’s father, John Shegerian Sr., purchased the most expensive colt ever for its time.

  • December 31, 1977

    John Wins His First Horse Race

    At 15 years old, John wins his first harness race as the youngest driver in America.