President, South Region
Bob Drinon is Regional President of Breakthru Beverage Group’s South Region. His responsibilities include aligning market strategies between the company’s operations in Florida, South Carolina and Virginia. He also serves as President for Breakthru Beverage Florida.
Bob previously served as the President and CEO of Premier Beverage, Charmer Sunbelt Group’s Florida operation, since 2004. During his tenure at Premier Beverage, Bob held multiple leadership positions, including Executive Vice President, Managing Director and General Sales Manager.
His career in the beverage industry spans over 30 years, with the last 21 years spent working with the Charmer Sunbelt Group. Prior to that, he held positions at Blair Importers and Carillon Importers.
Bob is a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Broward Workshop, and CEO Council Member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. He is also an avid supporter of several charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Junior Achievement, and Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Arizona State University and an executive master's degree in business administration from Harvard University.
President, South Carolina
Sean Thomas O’Connor brings nearly 28 years of beverage alcohol-industry experience to his role as President of Breakthru Beverage South Carolina. Prior to joining Breakthru Beverage, Sean spent 24 years with Brown-Forman in a variety of sales, marketing and executive leadership roles. Prior to joining Breakthru Beverage Sean served as both Senior Vice President and National Sales Director for North America.
Sean serves as current President of the South Carolina Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Association. He is a Board Member at the Cardinal Newman School in Columbia as well as President of the booster club.
Sean is a graduate of Marietta College in Ohio with a Certificate in Management from the John D. Anderson School of Business of the University of California.