Our Story

Serving Melbourne CBD and Suburbs since 1994

Alex Teregonis, CEO of Corporate Document Destruction was born to Greek migrant parents in the late 1960’s. He grew up in Northcote and in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

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In 1984, at the end of my HSC year I worked as a salesman in a picture framing store in Northcote where I cut my “customer service teeth” and learned great customer service skills that I still use each and every day.

Technology was changing rapidly, so a few years later I approached an electrical retailer in my neighbourhood for a sales position because I wanted to sell more technically challenging, higher ticket items. About 4 years into that role I sold a color television to a medical equipment sales representative who had an installation problem when it was delivered. Much to his and his wife's delight, I resolved his issue swiftly and he encouraged me to meet a colleague of his who was the General Manager of a medical equipment manufacturing company who subsequently offered me a sales representative position.

I successfully sold medical equipment as I climbed the corporate ladder for the next 12 years. My ultimate dream however was to work for myself, so in 2001 I put down all my savings, plus a little more and purchased Corporate Document Destruction from a family member who was responsible for its establishment in 1994.

I felt that I could bring a corporate approach to confidential paper destruction and offer responsible solutions to an environmental issue that was within my reach, whilst keeping the business in the family.

Today, the greatest pleasure and reward comes from the people's voices I recognise when I answer the phone who are calling back year after year because they trust us to securely manage and destroy their sensitive documents, products or electronic media. 

Thank you for recognising our efforts and our passion and respect for the environment!

Keeping your business, your business.®

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance with this project. It was quite demanding and required a fairly big effort from yourself the rest of your team.

I believe I will be contacting you again in perhaps 2-4 weeks with a view to destroying additional tapes. As the previous task was fairly large, I will endeavour to reduce the quantity per day of destruction, so we may have another 2 trips to plan. Nonetheless, as soon as we are ready, I’ll be in touch.

Consignment Security Manager, Printing Company, Melbourne
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