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Press Release from our long time members NexTech
Posted by Mario Biemans on June 26th, 2019


IT Services Firm, NexTech, Advances Electronic Waste Disposal Solutions
with R2:2013 Standard Certification to Protect Environment and Personal Data


Pearl, MS – NexTech Operations, LLC, a MS-based IT services firm is pleased to
announce that it has obtained R2:2013 Standard certification, which is the industryleading
certificate for e-waste disposal that provides for quality, transparency, and
environmental and social responsibility.

NexTech, founded in 2008, works with clients in healthcare, legal, defense, banking,
financial services and manufacturing industries by providing specialized IT services
known as ITAD – Information Technology Asset Disposition. ITAD services encompass
the removal and disposal of e-waste that includes decommissioned and discarded IT
assets/equipment such as network servers, laptops, monitors, and almost anything
that plugs into an outlet. The ITAD process involves reverse logistics, data destruction,
and recycling of those discarded IT assets/equipment. R2 certification requires
adherence to proper and legal standards for IT disposal, and it is the leading
certification for demonstrating best practices and commitment to the protection of
customer data and environmental responsibility.

Data breaches increase in frequency with each passing day, and the cost of these
breaches is skyrocketing. In the United States, the average cost of a data breach was
$7.91 million per organization. At the same time, more than 12 million tons of e-waste
is produced in the U.S. each year – a number that’s expected to increase by 33% by
2020. Of those 12 million tons, only 15%-20% is recycled, which means electronics
are steadily piling up in landfills and harming the environment with numerous toxins as
well as potentially exposing personal and sensitive data that remains stored on
devices. The improper handling of e-waste exposes a company to increased risk
including significant legal liabilities, substantial fines and subsequent public relations
crises. NexTech is committed to partnering with customers to ensure they are
protected and achieving R2 is a key indicator of those capabilities.

NexTech CEO, Brad Cohen, discussed the reasons behind the R2 effort, "Our clients
and partners depend on us to deliver best-in-class services, and we are dedicated to
evolving our company, processes and facilities to meet and exceed standards in our
fast-paced industry. As to why we chose to obtain the R2 certification, we saw the
ITAD landscape changing and knew R2 certification was crucial to our customers’
business strategies and core values. R2 demonstrates our commitment to providing
the most reliable and trusted methods for handling e-waste disposal. While it may
sound simple in theory, the fact is that proper IT asset disposal is quite complex,
involving legal compliance pertaining to data and environmental issues. It also requires
339 Cross Park Drive Pearl, MS 39208 601-326-4368 nextechpartners.com
a significant investment in facilities and capital equipment, as well as hiring and training
the right employees. Though it’s a complex process, our goal has been to make it
simple for our customers, and that’s what we’ve done. From a client standpoint, we are
a turnkey ITAD solutions provider and are well-positioned to manage complex reverse
logistics needs to reduce their exposure as they replace and upgrade millions of IT
devices. It gives them peace of mind knowing they are disposing of equipment the
right way.”

Mike McDade, COO at NexTech, led R2 efforts and commented on the certification
process. "The entire NexTech team excelled at developing and implementing the
policies and processes to support ISO 9001:2019, ISO 14001:2019, OHSAS
18001:2019, and R2 certifications. We implemented preeminent quality control and
compliance systems at our facility, and I believe NexTech has the most optimized
program for both cost and quality efficiencies and scalability in this industry.”

About Nextech:
Headquartered in Pearl, MS, NexTech is a full-service, international resell and reverse
logistics business focused on the IT and electronics sectors. NexTech partners with the
leading law firms, manufacturers, carriers, lessors, retailers, resellers, and large
corporate accounts to handle their regional reverse logistics needs. With a state-of-theart
processing center in Mississippi, NexTech serves as a single-source solution for its
partners, offering the full range of reverse logistics capabilities, including takeback,
collection, inventory, data sanitization, repair, recycling and resell.
In June 2018, Evolution Capital Partners completed its acquisition of NexTech in
partnership with the company’s co-founder and CEO, Brad Cohen.


The R2 Standard is the premier global environmental, worker health and safety
standard for the electronics refurbishing and recycling industry. For more information
on NexTech, please visit www.nextechpartners.com.

Media Contact
Beth Savage Zito
BSavage@NextechPartners.com
980-257-7260
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Press Release from our long time members NexTech
26/06/201907/09/2018


IT Services Firm, NexTech, Advances Electronic Waste Disposal Solutions
with R2:2013 Standard Certification to Protect Environment and Personal Data


Pearl, MS – NexTech Operations, LLC, a MS-based IT services firm is pleased to
announce that it has obtained R2:2013 Standard certification, which is the industryleading
certificate for e-waste disposal that provides for quality, transparency, and
environmental and social responsibility.

NexTech, founded in 2008, works with clients in healthcare, legal, defense, banking,
financial services and manufacturing industries by providing specialized IT services
known as ITAD – Information Technology Asset Disposition. ITAD services encompass
the removal and disposal of e-waste that includes decommissioned and discarded IT
assets/equipment such as network servers, laptops, monitors, and almost anything
that plugs into an outlet. The ITAD process involves reverse logistics, data destruction,
and recycling of those discarded IT assets/equipment. R2 certification requires
adherence to proper and legal standards for IT disposal, and it is the leading
certification for demonstrating best practices and commitment to the protection of
customer data and environmental responsibility.

Data breaches increase in frequency with each passing day, and the cost of these
breaches is skyrocketing. In the United States, the average cost of a data breach was
$7.91 million per organization. At the same time, more than 12 million tons of e-waste
is produced in the U.S. each year – a number that’s expected to increase by 33% by
2020. Of those 12 million tons, only 15%-20% is recycled, which means electronics
are steadily piling up in landfills and harming the environment with numerous toxins as
well as potentially exposing personal and sensitive data that remains stored on
devices. The improper handling of e-waste exposes a company to increased risk
including significant legal liabilities, substantial fines and subsequent public relations
crises. NexTech is committed to partnering with customers to ensure they are
protected and achieving R2 is a key indicator of those capabilities.

NexTech CEO, Brad Cohen, discussed the reasons behind the R2 effort, "Our clients
and partners depend on us to deliver best-in-class services, and we are dedicated to
evolving our company, processes and facilities to meet and exceed standards in our
fast-paced industry. As to why we chose to obtain the R2 certification, we saw the
ITAD landscape changing and knew R2 certification was crucial to our customers’
business strategies and core values. R2 demonstrates our commitment to providing
the most reliable and trusted methods for handling e-waste disposal. While it may
sound simple in theory, the fact is that proper IT asset disposal is quite complex,
involving legal compliance pertaining to data and environmental issues. It also requires
339 Cross Park Drive Pearl, MS 39208 601-326-4368 nextechpartners.com
a significant investment in facilities and capital equipment, as well as hiring and training
the right employees. Though it’s a complex process, our goal has been to make it
simple for our customers, and that’s what we’ve done. From a client standpoint, we are
a turnkey ITAD solutions provider and are well-positioned to manage complex reverse
logistics needs to reduce their exposure as they replace and upgrade millions of IT
devices. It gives them peace of mind knowing they are disposing of equipment the
right way.”

Mike McDade, COO at NexTech, led R2 efforts and commented on the certification
process. "The entire NexTech team excelled at developing and implementing the
policies and processes to support ISO 9001:2019, ISO 14001:2019, OHSAS
18001:2019, and R2 certifications. We implemented preeminent quality control and
compliance systems at our facility, and I believe NexTech has the most optimized
program for both cost and quality efficiencies and scalability in this industry.”

About Nextech:
Headquartered in Pearl, MS, NexTech is a full-service, international resell and reverse
logistics business focused on the IT and electronics sectors. NexTech partners with the
leading law firms, manufacturers, carriers, lessors, retailers, resellers, and large
corporate accounts to handle their regional reverse logistics needs. With a state-of-theart
processing center in Mississippi, NexTech serves as a single-source solution for its
partners, offering the full range of reverse logistics capabilities, including takeback,
collection, inventory, data sanitization, repair, recycling and resell.
In June 2018, Evolution Capital Partners completed its acquisition of NexTech in
partnership with the company’s co-founder and CEO, Brad Cohen.


The R2 Standard is the premier global environmental, worker health and safety
standard for the electronics refurbishing and recycling industry. For more information
on NexTech, please visit www.nextechpartners.com.

Media Contact
Beth Savage Zito
BSavage@NextechPartners.com
980-257-7260
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