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Paul Hixson Named Recipient of 2013 UNEDA Rothschild Award


MINNETONKA, MN - June 20, 2013 – World Data Products, Inc. (WDPI), a leading independent provider of on-demand new and OEM-quality refurbished IT hardware including servers, storage and networking equipment, announced today that Paul Hixson, Cisco Sales Manager at World Data Products, has been named the fourth annual UNEDA Rothschild Award recipient. Created in honor of Robert “Bob” Rothschild, a 21-year industry veteran and one of the founding Board members of UNEDA (United Network Equipment Dealers Association) as well as the inaugural Chairman of UNEDA’s Dispute Resolution Committee, the Rothschild award is presented annually to an individual who best exemplifies the high ethical standards of UNEDA.

“I am honored to receive the 2013 Rothschild award,” said Hixson. “Bob Rothschild was an influential leader in our industry who championed integrity, ethics and good business practices within the secondary IT hardware market. There is no greater honor than to receive this award, created in his memory.”

A founding member of UNEDA who served on the organization’s Board of Directors from 2007-2009, Hixson has served as the Chairman of UNEDA’s Counterfeit Abatement Committee and has been trading on the secondary market for thirteen years at World Data Products. UNEDA is an alliance of more than 300 top used network equipment dealers worldwide that work together to promote industry best practices, ensure the highest standards of product quality, and eradicate counterfeit and fraud in the secondary market.

About World Data Products, Inc.(WDPI): Founded in 1987, World Data Products, Inc. (WDPI) is a world-class independent provider of on-demand new and OEM-quality refurbished server, storage, and networking hardware for enterprise level Information Technology (IT), healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing and government organizations. By taking a brand-agnostic approach and focusing on each organization’s unique hardware requirements, WDPI is able to offer flexible, customized solutions that save customers up to 50% or more on their hardware investment. WDPI sells leading hardware brands such as Cisco, DELL, IBM and HP. More information is available online at www.wdpi.com, by phone at 888-210-7636 or on our blog, The IT Hardware Forum.