Flint-area distributor wins award from MillerCoors

Beer distributorship John P. O’Sullivan Distributing Inc. won the national “MillerCoors President’s Award.”

Beer distributorship John P. O’Sullivan Distributing Inc. won the national “MillerCoors President’s Award.”

FLINT — Family owned beer distributorship John P. O’Sullivan Distributing Inc. has won the national “MillerCoors President’s Award,” which recognizes sales excellence by rewarding the top performing distributors from the five MillerCoors sales regions during 2014.

This is the second time that the second-generation family business has won the award in the last four years.

“We are very proud to receive the MillerCoors President’s Award for 2014, and we want to say thank you to each of the hard-working men and women who gave us their all every day to help us achieve this recognition,” said O’Sullivan Vice President Joanie O’Sullivan-Butler (pictured left, with husband and company Vice President of Operations Sean Butler.)

“This is a team award, and we have one of the best teams of employees around!”

“The distributors who win this award represent the best of the best in our business,” said MillerCoors President Tom Long. “

O’Sullivan Distributing is a distributor of premium beer products, including products by MillerCoors, Pabst Brewing Co., Mikes Hard Lemonade, Sam Adams and Corona, as well as Michigan craft beers by Arcadia, Griffin Claw, Jolly Pumpkin, Kuhnhenn, Saugatuck Brewing, Uncle John Cider, and other Michigan, domestic and import suppliers.

O’Sullivan Distributing delivers products to supermarkets, stores, grocers, bars and restaurants, and other retail outlets in Bay, Genesee, Gratiot, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Shiawassee counties.

The O’Sullivan family has operated a beer distributorship in the Flint area since 1976.

With more than 100 employees and state-of-the-art operational systems, O’Sullivan Distributing navigates 20 delivery routes per day, servicing the needs of over 1,700 stores, bars and restaurants. Employees work in a variety of positions, including administrative personnel, sales, warehouse, delivery drivers, recycling and merchandisers.

O’Sullivan Distributing received the award at the MillerCoors Distributor Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on March 11-12. — G.G.

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