I broke the executive by putting cellophane in it.. ( my Mistake ) or it would still be working.. I bought this o0ne after doing the research.. it works better than the executive and is much quieter.. The design of this one is better also. Both the old and new shreader are micro cross cut, but the new one is even finer.. Dont think anyone could put together shreader from either. I have to empty this one less frequently.. Iv had the shreader for about a month and it seems to be very good.