Breakthru Beverage South Carolina
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Breakthru Beverage South Carolina

Breakthru Beverage South Carolina was formed in 1935 and is the largest beverage distributor in the state, with distribution locations in Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head.

Formerly known as: Ben Arnold Beverage Company


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

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Kevin Dunn

President, East U.S. Region

Kevin Dunn serves as East U.S. Region President of Breakthru Beverage Group.

Kevin thrives on challenges and has a great passion for the industry, which he has been a part of for over 35 years.

Prior to joining Breakthru Beverage Group, Kevin served as President of Reliable Churchill – Charmer Sunbelt Group’s Maryland Operation. There he drove P&L, supplier partnerships and all state sales efforts for the market.

An industry veteran, Kevin has also held a number of positions at Washington Wholesale – Charmer Sunbelt Group’s District of Columbia division – including President and General Sales Manager.

Kevin serves as a board member of the Licensed Beverage Distributors of Maryland. In addition, he is very active in numerous local community programs and drives his team to participate in various food drives, school supply drives, Thanksgiving dinners, partnerships with local military bases and blood drives.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.

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Sean O'Connor

Executive Vice President, South Carolina
Sean Thomas O’Connor brings nearly 30 years of industry experience to his role as Executive Vice President of Breakthru 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

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


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.

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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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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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