LEADERSHIP

Peter W. Busch

OWNER

As the proud owner of Southern Eagle Distributing and father of six, Peter has molded his business into an industry leader, community partner and family business.  “Knowing that my son Philip will spark growth for the next 29 years here at Southern Eagle reinforces why my family was so successful at growing Anheuser-Busch.  It’s just who we are” said Peter.

Philip A. Busch

PRESIDENT

Philip, President of SED, is committed to making SED the best workplace for his team members. He knows that they are foundation for the success of SED, and he is dedicated to providing a positive work environment. Philip takes pride in having high standards for his company, believing that “we should be the best in our industry and maintain the highest quality of standards and performance.”

Having been raised in Vero Beach, Philip is committed to the Treasure Coast community, and his company will continue to work on behalf of the charities and people in the community.  The Boys and Girls Club of SLC, The 100 Club, The Navy Seal Museum, Our First Responders, Treasure Coast Hospice & The Busch Wildlife Sanctuary are a few of the charities Philip is committed to.

Paul Trabulsy

VICE PRESIDENT / CFO

Paul has been the Vice President/CFO at Southern Eagle since 1990. Prior to joining Southern Eagle, he worked for Peat Marwick Main accounting firm as a CPA within their auditing division. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 1984 and from there to become a Certified Public Accountant in 1987. His hobbies include all types of fishing, hunting, outdoor activities and socializing with friends and family.

Pat Sama

General Sales Manager

Pat joined Southern Eagle in 2004. Pat has held numerous positions at Southern Eagle. He started as a line cleaner, delivery driver, on premise salesman, brand development manager, and sales execution coordinator. Today, Pat holds the title of general sales manager, and oversees the day to day operation of the entire sales team.

Gerry has served as the Vice President of Human Resources, since 2013.  He has over 34 years of HR experience, with organizations within the Beverage, Banking, and Health Care industries.  He and his wife, Mendi, have been married for over 30 years.

Gerry Hoeffner

HUMAN RESOURCE

Steve has worked at Southern Eagle as one of our leading Mechanics for 23 years. In 2013 he took over the role of Fleet Manager which overseas our entire fleet consisting of semi loaders, draft trailers, and company vehicles. He is an expert in this field and has worked in the transportation industry for over 30 years. He is a huge asset to our company and keeps the wheels rolling so we can get the beer in the hands of our consumers.

Steve Butala

FLEET DIRECTOR

Willie joined Southern Eagle on April 1, 1984.  He has been a dedicated employee from day one.  He serves as our Operations Director.  Willie has held numerous positions at Southern Eagle.  He started as a Peddle Salesman and rose through the ranks to serve as Delivery Driver, Pre-Salesman, Team Supervisor, Sales Team Leader, Delivery Team Leader, Director of Account Services, Warehouse Manager and currently holds the title of Operations Director. He oversees the day-to-day activities to make sure Southern Eagle runs smoothly.

Willie Rountree

SAFETY Director

Gerrit has been at Southern Eagle since 2011. He has held multiple positions at Southern Eagle including Delivery Helper, Administration Cashier, and Delivery Manager. Gerrit is now our Operations Logistics Manager and controls the efficiency of our freight. He was born, raised, and resides in Vero Beach with his wife Stephanie.

Gerrit Topp

Director of Delivery & Logistics

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