2004 Marks Computer Equipment Wholesaler Company Milestone

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Cherokee Data Celebrates 15th Year Anniversary

Cherokee Data is proud to announce its fifteenth year as a leading wholesaler of computer equipment into the worldwide secondary market. Cherokee has been a major supplier of hard disk drives, tape drives, libraries and other storage products with sales in over twenty countries. Cherokee Data was founded in 1989, is headquartered in Oklahoma City with three additional facilities and a logistic facility in Munich Germany.

Ranking number ten in this year’s list of the fastest growing, privately-owned companies, this is Cherokee Data’s fourth year to receive this prestigious Metro award from the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Cherokee Data has increased revenues by over 400% over the last few years and is expected to reach record revenues again this year. Cherokee Data was this year’s recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s New Export Achievement award. Cherokee works exclusively with the largest and most well respected computer manufacturers and sells worldwide deriving half of its revenue from the international market.

Jim Askins, Founder and CEO of Cherokee Data started his company after a long career with major multi-national corporations, General Electric, Honeywell and Control Data. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree with an MBA and has done post graduate work at Columbia University, as well as being an MTP graduate from the General Electric Prestigious Management Training Program.

Cherokee will kick off the celebration at their annual holiday party. Several key staff people will be honored at that time. Cherokee is always looking for new business partners and has been working diligently this year to bring more products to the secondary market. Towards the end of the last quarter of this year, several new major business partners will be announced.

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