About

Leadership Team

John Eckstrom

President/Owner

John Eckstrom brings more than 30 years of multifaceted business experience to his role as President and Owner of CBE. John earned his BS in Accounting from the University of South Carolina in 1983 and began his career doing tax work at a CPA firm and as an auditor at the South Carolina… Read More

Andrew Eckstrom

Sales Manager

Andrew Eckstrom began working part-time at CBE when he was still in college at the University of South Carolina. After graduating in 2003, he launched his career with the company as a Junior Sales Consultant. He was promoted to Sales Team Manager in 2007, gaining the responsibility of… Read More

Harris Eckstrom

Sales Manager

At USC, Harris graduated with a BS degree in Accounting and while he did not go into public accounting, he has put those analytical skills to good use. After graduating, he began his career at CBE. As a sales representative at CBE, he continued his training and education from a… Read More

Bert Richardson

Service Director

As the son of a founding principal, Bert Richardson was raised with a passion for CBE and the industry. In fact, he has spent the entirety of his 20-year career with the company. Driven by a desire to learn about all aspects of CBE’s products and services, he has worked in the delivery,… Read More

Kurt Beasley

Chief Information Officer

Kurt Beasley began his career at CBE’s sales department in 1995. In 1998, he developed and worked in the role of Sales Engineer. Now, he serves the company as its CIO and IT Director. When the multifunctional copier trend was just in its infancy, Kurt developed strategies to make CBE… Read More

Shannon Boyd

Controller

Shannon graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in accounting. She went on to work for a local CPA firm in Columbia, SC performing audits for various entities including publicly held companies, local… Read More

Bob Thompson

Manager of Operations, Charleston SC

Bob has over 25 years of experience in the office equipment business. Bob has worked for large national dealerships in locations across the U.S. In 2002, Bob started his own Charleston, SC-based office equipment dealership that he sold to another company in 2007. He then joined CBE’s… Read More

James Buck

Director of Sales Operations

Jim serves as director of sales operations for Carolina Business Equipment, based in Columbia, South Carolina. The company has operations across South Carolina, northern Georgia and southern North Carolina, and represents multiple lines including Kyocera, Toshiba and Sharp. Jim got his… Read More