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Meet Our Shredding Specialists
A founding partner of Royal Document Destruction, John Daly has a unique blend of finance, sales management and operations management experience which he brings to the ownership team. John has also passed the Certified Secure Destruction Specialist Exam (CSDS). This makes John one of just a select group of individuals in the country to have taken and passed the highly specialized, rigorous CSDS exam. This exam qualifies him as an expert in the shredding industry and his knowledge and expertise is of tremendous value to our customers. His experience assures customers that they are working with the very best, as a result of his knowledge of the shredding industry as well as the regulations that govern it.
On a personal note, John grew up in Carmel, Indiana and graduated from Miami University with a degree in accounting. He and his wife, and business partner Laura, have three great sons – David, Jared and Jack.
John gained experience across a broad array of industries before becoming a founding partner of Royal Document Destruction. John's first job after college brought him to Columbus, Ohio where he began his career at Bank One (now J.P. Morgan Chase) in the internal auditing department. After three years at Bank One, John and Laura moved to Champagne, Illinois where he was hired as the controller for Collegiate Cap and Gown, a division of Herff Jones.
In 1995, John, Laura and Jason founded Royal Document Destruction. With that leap of faith, John and Laura moved back to Columbus, where John began following his dream of business ownership. John spends the majority of his time at Royal Document Destruction's facility managing the day-to-day operations, finances and sales for the company. He is very proud that his company has been recognized by Business First as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in Central Ohio for six years in a row, as well as nationally recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the best private businesses in the country for 3 years in a row.
Besides his very busy work schedule, John prioritizes his three sons' activities as well as community involvement. John has been actively involved as a coach for baseball, basketball and soccer in the New Albany recreational league, and an assistant coach in the travel baseball division. In addition, John serves on the New Albany Little League Board, is the Treasurer for the New Albany Little League, and has served on the New Albany Community Finance Advisory Committee for the local schools.
In his spare time, John enjoys golfing and is a big Indianapolis Colts and Columbus Blue Jackets fan.
As a founding partner of Royal Document Destruction, Jason Radtke brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the paper recycling and document destruction industry.
Jason was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Bishop Watterson High School in 1989 and went on to get his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Miami University in 1993. Upon graduation, Jason joined Royal Paper Stock as a sales manager in the field of paper recycling. He worked with companies throughout Central Ohio and the entire Midwest to develop comprehensive recycling programs while marketing the material generated by this work. The background in paper recycling helped propel Jason, along with his sister Laura Daly, and brother-in-law John Daly, to found Royal Document Destruction. In 1995, while the shredding industry was still in its infancy, Royal Document Destruction began offering their confidential shredding services to businesses in Ohio.
Over the past 20 years, Royal Document Destruction and Royal Paper Stock have worked together to provide companies a full range of services to handle the needs of their clients including confidential shredding, paper recycling, product destruction, hard drive destruction, landfill diversion and plastic and metal recycling. The collaboration of these two companies has allowed Royal Document Destruction to provide the best, bonded and guaranteed shredding services at the lowest price to our customers.
Jason married Pam (Comer) in 2004. She is also a graduate of Miami University and they have two children. Zach was born in 2007 and Abby rounded out the family in late 2009. They spend their free time watching Ohio State Football, Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey, golfing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
Laura Daly is the final member of the ownership team and she brings marketing and advertising experience to the group. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Laura graduated from Bishop Watterson High School and then from Miami University with a degree in Public Relations/Communications. Prior to co-founding Royal Document Destruction with husband, John, and brother, Jason, she spent three years working for an advertising agency in Columbus and one year in the marketing department for a hospital in Champagne, Illinois. She has also continually coordinated marketing efforts at affiliate and family-owned Royal Paper Stock. As a partner in Royal Document Destruction, Laura has experience in every aspect of the business, but now focuses on the company's marketing and advertising opportunities.
Laura's primary occupation and joy of her life are her three sons– David, Jared and Jack. You can find her at various sporting fields/venues many evenings and most weekends around Central Ohio cheering on their teams. It is her favorite pastime!
Laura is dedicated to volunteerism in the community. She has previously been a member of The Junior League of Columbus and of the Pleasure Guild, which raises funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital. She now spends time volunteering in her local community. She is especially involved at their sons' New Albany schools and at the Church of the Resurrection in New Albany. Laura and John live in New Albany with their boys, and dogs C.C. and Clover. In her free time, Laura enjoys reading, exercise and travel.
Rob Grubaugh joined Royal Document Destruction in May of 2011 as the company's Sales Manager. A 2009 graduate from The Ohio State University, Rob brings a strong background in business-to-business sales and customer service. He continually strives to grow and enhance current customer experiences, as well as creating new partnerships with clients. Rob has been an important part of expanding Royal Document Destruction's community involvement where he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Worthington Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, Rob was named Worthington Chamber Volunteer of the Year. He is also a participating member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce as well as The Greater Powell Chamber of Commerce. With his outgoing personality, Rob is a common staple among community networking events. As part of his Sales Manager role, Rob spends a few Saturday's a month, helping host Shred Days for local non-profit's and area businesses.
In 2009, Rob began his customer service career at The Harbor Town Golf Links, in Hilton Head, SC. His desire for excellence, and of course golf, launched him into a top sales associate. It was in Hilton Head where Rob met his wife, Karaline. They married in 2011 back in Ohio and shortly after, purchased their first home in Powell, Ohio. In 2012, Rob and Karaline welcomed a beautiful, energetic daughter, Rowan. In his free time, Rob enjoys golf, the Cincinnati Reds, spending time with family and friends, and trying new restaurants in the Columbus area.
George Stephenson is Royal Document Destruction's plant manager, and he oversees a staff of 10 people. He has been with the company for almost 20 years, and his job responsibilities have grown and developed along with the progression of Royal Document Destruction.
For the last 12 years, George has served as the plant manager of the now 25,000 square ft., highly secure and automated shredding facility. As he has helped the company's plant grow, George places top priority on his personal career goals of providing the upmost in security, safety and productivity on a daily basis. Under George's supervision, Royal Document Destruction's Columbus plant now operates a dual, high speed, cross-cut paper shredding system, automated baler, dust system and a 24-camera, high-tech digital security monitoring system to provide the best technology and safekeeping in the paper shredding industry. In 2014, Royal Document Destruction added a new 150 horsepower, high speed, product destruction shredder to expertly handle the destruction of clothing, uniforms, media, hard drives, obsolete product, recalled items, packaging overruns and more. George's job responsibilities continue to grow as the company expanded its plant operation to include three specialized shredders to best service the needs of Central Ohio businesses.
George and his wife, Pam, have been married for 20 years. In his spare time, George enjoys family vacations and travel with his wife and four children. The Columbus Crew and the Ohio State Buckeyes are his favorite local sports teams.