About Us

e-End is one of the most respected companies in the Maryland, Virginia, & Pennsylvania regions due to having achieved NAID's AAA requirements in specialized destruction services such as hard drives/SSDs, optical, film and all other non-paper media destruction - which only 3 other companies world-wide have successfully done. Because of this, we are constantly the top choice in Electronics Recycling and Data Destruction Services that has a reputation of well exceeding expectations.

We even take it a step further and encourage our clients to watch us perform our services to show how cutting edge the process is. We want our clients to be 150% satisfied - because 100% is not enough for us.

We cover a large range of recyling and destruction services including Secure Data Destruction, Electronic Recycling, Equipment & Device Destruction and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD). We are validated by the highest electronic certifications to keep you compliant with GLB, SOX, FACTA, FISMA, HIPAA, COP

At the Center’s 30th Annual Awards Ceremony, e-End’s CEO, Arleen Chafitz, and President Steve Chafitz were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for their “Exemplary Efforts” in support of the Center’s Computer Tech/Analyst Program. e-End has supported this program for the past several years by providing many work study programs for students plus a variety of other support initiatives. Presenting the award was the Center’s Principal Greg Solberg, far right and Jim Dorsch far left, Computer Technician Analyst.

e-End recognized for Outstanding Contribution to The Frederick County Career and Technology Center


To protect our environment, thoroughly educate our clientele, provide the best service they can get and do it honestly, while always exceeding their expectations. By Adhering to our Mission State, we enhance the environment knowing that obsolete equipment should be turned into new products or see a new life in a new application. Focus Materials (examples: batteries, circuit boards, bulbs, etc.) shall be controlled both on-site and through the entire downstream process until they are finally re-used or recycled through an overall cradle-to-cradle process. Downstream due diligence will take place through desk audits, on-site visits, etc. to ensure that all materials are handled properly, and that communication between all parties is effective and appropriate. Everyone at e-End is dedicated to the betterment of our environment. All our practices are structured to have the most positive environmental impact. We constantly strive to teach our clients, affiliates, and our team members how to perform a variety of everyday tasks in a manner to enhance and benefit the world around us.


Owner & CEO

Arleen is the owner of e-End, a Certified Woman Owned Small Business. She provides overall management and direction for the company and she is engaged in strategic planning, marketing strategies, and advising on sales activities. She also directs the Human Resources department.

In the early ’70s Arleen was the co-founder, with her husband Steve, of a marketing and retail enterprise which dominated the consumer electronics market when that industry segment was in its infancy. Arleen was involved in all areas of operations, was instrumental in identifying products, and directed trade show exhibits for the company’s electronics game division. Arleen was a major factor in their company successfully negotiating agreements with leading programmers and world champions in the electronic board game arena.

Her varied background and experience is an integral part of e-End’s stewardship and recycling programs. Arleen’s ability to create a solid team of employees is a major factor in her company’s growth and success. As Owner and CEO, Arleen’s concern for the environment and love of nature sets the overall mission and direction of e-End.


Steve has been involved in electronics and communications all of his life. He has over 20 years of experience in the recycling of various materials including electronic equipment. Utilizing his recycling and electronic background, he has helped to establish programs covering recycling e-waste plus electronic data destruction and sanitization for numerous federal agencies and private companies. He is a subject matter expert on the safeguarding and sanitization of data residing on equipment and devices taken out of service, plus the recycling of computers and other electronic equipment.

Steve assists federal and state agencies and NGO’s in establishing and implementing policies and procedures required to be compliant with the numerous federal regulations related to safeguarding confidential and Personal Identifiable Information (PII) that resides on equipment being taken out of service. Steve has spoken before numerous groups on how to prevent data breaches from media residing on end-of-life equipment and authored a variety of articles on data security.

Some of the team

Luke LaPenotiere

Director of Information Technology

Terri Rue-Woods

Compliance Officer

Matthias Hamm

Developer & Marketing

Cathie Alexander

HR/Accounting Manager

Ellie Crum

Customer Relations Specialist

DeJuan Hawkins

ReMarketing Manager

Steve Kidwell

Warehouse Manager