Pensacola, Fla.-based Gilmore Services, a provider of information storage, imaging and secure document destruction services, has named Jim Beran, former director of business development at a large privately held information destruction company in Minneapolis/St. Paul, as its new director of sales and marketing. He will begin his role Feb. 1, 2013.
Beran spent the past 17 years working for Shred Right, advancing from an account executive to director of business development. “Jim established the legacy at Shred Right of uncompromising security and unwavering customer service,” says Don Drapeau, president of Shred Right.
Beran also has served on the board of directors for National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), the Phoenix-based trade association representing the information destruction industry, including serving as president in 2010. “NAID has been very fortunate to have someone of Jim’s integrity, intelligence and compassion to lead it through a period of great change and expansion,” Bob Johnson, CEO of NAID says. “The association and the industry are better specifically due to his involvement on the board of directors over the past years.”
“Gilmore’s systems, technology and customer service is second to none,” Beran says. “I’ve been in the industry for nearly 17 years, and there’s no firm better in the panhandle than Gilmore Services. They’ve taken integrity and protection of private and corporate information to the highest level. I was so impressed when I met them, I couldn’t wait to come aboard. Gilmore Services is leading the industry. I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic, thriving and family-oriented company.”
Ronnie Gilmore, president of Gilmore Services, says, “We hire experience and passion. Like Jim, we believe in uncompromising security and unwavering customer service. Jim embodies this with his dedication to colleagues, clients and to our industry; this aligns completely with our company values.”