Southeast Bottling & Beverage is the Leader in the Beverage Co-packing Industry.
Southeast Bottling & Beverage provides a number of services to our clients on both the co-packing and manufacturing levels. Simply provide the materials and we will turn them into shelf-ready, finished products. We also offer Turnkey Solutions, making us both a bottling company and a beverage manufacturer. We can handle the needs of any client who is in the industry of ready to drink beverages and liquid dietary supplements with our USA based contract manufacturing and co-packing services.
Our spacious 150,000 ft2 facility is equipped with the latest in beverage manufacturing and co-packing technology. The new co-packing facility has hot fill lines, 2 liquid filling rooms, and an AC warehouse. We specialize in plastic bottles that range in sizes between 8 ounces and 32 ounces. At the heart of our operation is a knowledgeable and experienced team that can efficiently transform your idea into a shelf-ready, fresh and functional beverage product.
Southeast Bottling and Beverage is a ready to drink manufacturer that manufactures a wide variety of ready to drink (RTD) for beverage marketers including:
- Functional Drinks
- Sports Drinks
- Energy Drinks
- Juice Drinks
- Flavored Water
- Liquid Dietary Supplements
Meet the Senior Management Team
Southeast Bottling & Beverage is led by a knowledgeable and experienced senior management team that is highly regarded throughout the beverage industry. You can trust in us to efficiently transform your idea for a new functional beverage into a shelf-ready product.
Tom Ewing, CEO
Previously, Tom served as President & CEO of SMB Machinery Systems, a leading supplier of Beverage Machinery and Services. Prior to joining SMB Machinery in 2005, Tom was the Vice President of Operations and Engineering for the US, at Cott Beverages, based in Tampa Florida. Other experience includes, The Coca Cola Company Engineering Group, Pepsi Cola Operations Team and Ernst & Young as an auditor in the Privately Owned Business group. Tom received B.S in Accounting from John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University.
Crista Francis, Director of Quality
Crista has over 15 years of experience in food and beverage manufacturing including government and regulatory compliance in the dairy, deli, distilled spirits and juice industries.
Prior to joining SEBB Crista mostly recently held a role as a Global Food Safety Manager Subject Matter Expert where she was contracted as a consultant for National Brand companies to conduct onsite and offsite facility assessments. Onsite facility assessments included operational and food safety risk assessments of the Quality Management System, Facility Layout and Hygienic Design, Sanitation Effectiveness, Allergen Control, cGMP, and HACCP processes. Offsite facility assessments included Supply Chain Management, Document Control and Record Keeping, Recall Program and FSMA preparedness. Additional responsibilities included presenting in public forums and conducting food safety training as well as acting as a Recall Coordinator liaison between client and regulatory agency during National Recall Crisis Events.
Previous leadership roles include: Food Safety & Quality Manager, Complaint Regulatory Supervisor, HACCP Coordinator and Food Safety Team Leader for GFSI certified facilities. In her role as a Quality Manager Crista became well versed in conducting Root Cause Analysis and determining Corrective and Preventative Actions to maintain conforming products and prevent deviations. Her role as HACCP Coordinator included developing and implementing numerous HACCP plans in compliance with FDA, USDA and TTB regulations including process flow, risk assessment & hazard analysis. Crista was also responsible for applying and maintaining the Organic Labeling requirements according to the USDA – NOP for private and contract label customers. During her role as Food Safety Team Leader she prepared, led and conducted Quarterly Mock Recalls from supplier to customer including all areas of operation throughout manufacturing.
Crista earned her Associate in Arts Degree in Microbiology before perusing her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary of Natural Sciences with an emphasis in biology, chemistry and geology from the University of South Florida. She is a Certified Professional in General Industry with several years in OSHA compliance in addition to being a Certified HACCP Manager and a Certified Food Safety Manager.
Alisa Cessna, Business Development Manager
Alisa has served in many capacities at Southeast Bottling and Beverage over the last 12 years. For the last years 6 years Alisa has taken the Business Development lead. She has been instrumental helping customers fulfill their needs by bringing their products to market. At Southeast Bottling and Beverage she previously held positions in Purchasing, Accounting and Human Resources. Prior to joining SEBB, Alisa spent 6 years as an Advertising Account Manager at The Tampa Tribune. She started he career as the Accounting Manager for local retail business.