About Our Team

Breaktime Beverage is a full service vending company providing quality vending and enhancing employee productivity in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas for over 30 years. We are locally owned and operated with our offices centrally located in Bloomington Minnesota.

Our History

Breaktime Beverage began servicing vending machines in local apartment buildings in the late 1980s.

We have proudly grown our business to include many satisfied customers in:

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Large Businesses
  • Community Centers
  • Schools/Universities
  • Office Buildings
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Auto Dealerships

We are positive we can manage all of your vending needs. Please call today to find out more!

Sales Management Team

Chris Draper, Vending Machine and Service Sales Account Manager

Chris Draper, Sales Account Manager

Chris grew up in the food service industry working for his family business in Southern Minnesota.  Chris is a graduate of the University of Saint Thomas and has over 10 years of marketing and sales experience.  Chris is extremely excited to be a part of the Breaktime Beverage team and looks forward to continuing to contribute his service and sales expertise to a great organization.  Chris loves spending time with family and friends and he also enjoys the great outdoors; boating, hiking and riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles are a few of his favorites.    

Betsy Birnberg, Vending Machine and Service Sales Assistant

Betsy Birnberg, Sales Assistant

Betsy has been in sales and customer service for over 24 years. She provides solutions to help people solve any vending issues and concerns they may have. Betsy is involved in the community by volunteering her time at various charitable organizations. She was born, raised and lives with her family in the Twin Cities metro area.

Warehouse Management Team

Gary Arnold, Director of Operations

Gary Arnold, Director of Operations

Gary has worked at Breaktime Beverage for over 19 years. He is good at finding quick solutions for customer’s needs and is familiar with all facets of vending. Gary volunteers in the community by coaching baseball and enjoys spending time kayaking with his family on the local lakes. Gary is happy to be born and raised in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities.

Steve McCarron, Vending Route Manager

Steve McCarron, Route Manager

Steve has worked at Breaktime Beverage since 2005. He has been in the Twin Cities Vending Industry for over 18 years. Steve looks at your company's sales history for each machine and compares it to the trends in the Twin Cities and the nation to continually update the variety of products for your vending needs. Steve has called the Twin Cities his home for over 20 years.

Dick Gilkerson, Vending Service Manager

Dick Gilkerson, Service Manager

Dick has 34 years of vending experience, where he began as a driver. He then changed over to machine maintenance, and is now the Service Manager. Dick enjoys spending his free time with his wife, four children and 10 grandchildren. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and camping with his friends and family.

Brian Clemons, Vending Warehouse Coordinator and Vending Purchaser

Brian Clemons, Warehouse Coordinator and Purchaser

Brian has worked for Breaktime since 2005, where he started out as the swing driver. He is currently the Purchaser and Warehouse Coordinator. Brian’s goal is to help Breaktime grow by offering innovative and new products. Brian works closely with management and route drivers to ensure that the appropriate products are available to meet customer’s needs. Brian was born and raised in the Twin Cities Metro area. He enjoys traveling, attending professional sports events, spending time with family and friends and racing 1/5th scale Baja trucks.

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