MPC Wins Esteemed Tekne Award for Innovative IT Safety and Security

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MPC recognized for TRACE, a complete suite of off-network IT risk mitigation services.

MPC: 2013 Tekne Award Winner for Safety and Security

MPC: 2013 Tekne Award Winner for Safety and Security

With growing awareness of the dangers associated with off-network IT equipment, customers are relying on us to eliminate those risks.

Innovative IT services firm MPC was awarded the 2013 Minnesota High Tech Association’s (MHTA) Tekne Award for Safety and Security ( The award honors innovative products or services used to improve, enhance or secure networks, computers or systems from unintended or unauthorized access. Winners were announced at the 14th annual dinner and awards ceremony last night at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The company was recognized for their recent launch of TRACE, a complete suite of risk mitigation services to help organizations prevent problems associated with end-of-life (EOL) and end-of-current-use (EOCU) electronic equipment. TRACE safely streamlines the disposition process through execution, efficiency, data flow and vendor management — giving customers confidence in the secure elimination of company data and the responsible handling of IT assets and other electronic equipment. The foundation of TRACE is built on cutting edge security technology and industry best practices governed by formal certifications.

"We are extremely proud to be recognized for this prestigious award,” said David Kutoff, MPC’s President and CEO, "Over the past two years, the MPC team has been dedicated to building this new service platform for our customers and their hard work has paid off. With growing awareness of the dangers associated with off-network IT equipment, customers are relying on us to eliminate those risks.”

The Tekne Awards shine a spotlight on Minnesota’s technology industry, recognizing companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world. The fifteen Tekne Award recipients were chosen from over 100 applications by a committee composed of outstanding business leaders ranging from legal professionals to entrepreneurs and past recipients.

About MPC
MPC is an IT services firm focused on mitigating risk surrounding off-network electronic equipment. We provide strategic programs that safeguard our customers against needless threats such as data security, financial, environmental, legal, brand and loss of operational efficiency. Founded in 1983, MPC proudly holds ITAR registration, R2, e-Stewards, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and NAID AAA certifications to support IT asset recovery and disposition (ITAD) services, and is a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher. Learn more about us at

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
MHTA is a non-profit innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at

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