History

Ron Breckner

In 1973, after a successful career at IBM, Ron Breckner founded Data Sales Co. to serve a new market: buying and selling used IBM mainframe computer equipment. The company provided wholesale distribution of reconfigured, reconditioned and recertified IBM mainframes and peripherals, offering customers a turn-key solution that included everything from hardware and services through delivery and installation. IBM parts sales was a natural derivative of this base business, and Data Sales Co. grew to become the largest reseller of used IBM parts in the US, with many OEMs as core customers.

The growth of these businesses led to an expansion of operations, including facilities, transportation and technical services, refurbishment and the staff to support these capabilities. In 1979, Data Sales Co. began offering Technology Leasing, providing top-tier solutions to businesses ranging from start-up and emerging companies to multinational Fortune 500 corporations. This has since become our primary focus.

Today, Data Sales Co. employs more than 100 people at its Burnsville, MN and Scottsdale, AZ locations, with more than 220,000 square feet of office and warehouse space. We own and operate a custom fleet of local and over-the-road trucks, providing business technology services to clients in all 50 states. With over four decades of experience in IT hardware and more than 40 years of experience in Technology Leasing, Data Sales Co. is uniquely positioned to meet your business technology needs.