Leadership Team

John Eckstrom


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

Stan Sessler

Chief Financial Officer

Stan Sessler is responsible for the financial and HR activities at CBE. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the company from his thirty years of previous public accounting experience. Stan graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1982, majoring in accounting and finance, and has… 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

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

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

Buck 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. Buck got his… Read More