Breakthru Beverage South Carolina

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Breakthru Beverage South Carolina

Breakthru Beverage South Carolina is a progressive company serving customers through distribution locations in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. Formerly known as Ben Arnold Beverage Company, the organization was formed in 1935 and is the largest beverage distributor in the state.

Leadership

Supporting the company's core operations and strategic vision are the Breakthru Beverage leadership team.

Sean OConnor

Sean O'Connor

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.


Gene Hall

Gene Hall
VP of Sales Operations

Alex Edgemon

Alex Edgemon
Region VP Human Resources

RD Quickel

RD Quickel
Sr. Manager Finance

Chris Brunecz

Chris Brunecz
Regional IT Business Partner, East

Paul Williams

Paul Williams
VP of Sales- Dynasty Division

Tim Daning

Tim Daning
VP of Sales- Elite Division

Barry Thompson

Barry Thompson
VP of Sales- United Division

Robert Gist

Robert Gist
VP of Operations

Darterian Moore

Darterian Moore
Trade Development Manager

Experts

Across the country, we employ the industry's most premier specialists. Their expertise and talents far-reaching and diverse, scale the full complement of wine and spirits.





Our Brands

Whether looking for wine or spirits, we've got what you need. Peruse our portfolio of the most eclectic, sought-after and best-tasting beverages around.

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Wine

Spirits

Beer

Craft

Japanese Beverage

Non-Alcoholic

Become a Customer

Backed with a portfolio that is unrivaled, Breakthru Beverage is proud to call the industry’s elite suppliers our partners. Investments in facilities, technologies and our people ensure best-in-class service of the brands you want, when you need them. Learn more about how we can do business together.

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