Leadership

Our leadership team brings passion, enthusiasm, determination and teamwork to everything we do. Together, we are committed to making Johnson Brothers one of the leading wine, spirits and beer distributors in the country, with outstanding customer service and known for our family values. Learn more about our leaders below.

Corporate Leadership

Mark Hubler

President

Mark Hubler joined Johnson Brothers in August 2015 as President, where he leads the Executive Team. Previous to this role, Mark spent 17 years in various leadership roles at Diageo North America including most recently serving as President of North America US-Spirits. Mark spent significant time in Non-Alcohol CPG including both Coca-Cola and Quaker Oats where his career track included commercial roles as well as Business Analytics and Marketing. Mark has a Management Degree from the University of Wisconsin and resides in North Oaks, Minnesota with his wife and two adult-daughters.

Doug Peters

Executive Vice President of Finance

Doug Peters joined Johnson Brothers in 2017 as Executive Vice President of Finance.  Prior to joining Johnson Brothers, Doug spent seven years with Reyes Holdings out of Chicago as the CFO of Great Lakes Coca-Cola and CFO of Reinhart Foodservice.  Prior to Reyes Holdings, Doug spent thirteen years with Kellogg Company with his last position being the CFO of Kellogg International.  Doug received his BBA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Doug has been married to his wife, Karen, for thirty years, and he has two adult children, Sidney and Jake.

Victoria Synder

Executive Vice President, Operations & Chief Strategy Officer

Victoria Snyder joined joined Johnson Brothers as Executive Vice President, Operations & Chief Strategy Officer in February 2020. Victoria oversees operations and supply chain for Johnson Brothers, as well as driving the Company strategy development and execution, together with the executive team. Victoria brings more than 15 years of experience in the wine, spirits & beer industry, having served in a broad range of roles spanning General Management, Supply Chain, Strategy, Sales and Finance at Treasury Wine Estates/Foster’s Group. Most recently, Victoria was President of the Americas for Treasury Wine Estates. She began her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and holds a PhD in Engineering from Northwestern University.

Jessica Schilling

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jessica joined Johnson Brothers in 2019 as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, she helps Johnson Brothers to attract and develop strong talent and leadership, grow team members' capabilities, build a high performing organization, and provide a great place to work, with an inclusive culture and stong family values. Previous to this role, Jessica spent 18 years in a series of HR leadership and employee communications roles at Heineken and Diageo. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgetown University. Jessica is passionate about developing winning teams and unlocking the potential of people to deliver extraordinary business results. She and her husband have two children and love living in the Twin Cities.

Kevin Loegering

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin has been with Johnson Brothers since 1994; he started as our Corporate Controller and transitioned to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Prior to Johnson Brothers Kevin spent five years working as a Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and three years as Director of Corporate Reporting with Lend Lease Trucks. Kevin received his BS in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. He has two adult children and resides in the Twin Cities area with his wife of 30 years.

Steven Reeves

General Counsel

Steven Reeves joined Johnson Brothers in 2019 although his carreer in the hospotality industry began at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Management. After reciving his BS in 1997 he became the Assistant GM and Assistant Maitre’d of Le Circque restaurant in Manhattan. Steven received his JD from the University of Minnesota in 2004. After law school Steven worked in private practice, first at Gray Plant Mooty and then at Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP). Steven become a corporate partner at Faegre in 2013 where he gained signifant expertise in cross border M&A and other complex commercial transactions. In 2017 Steven joined Optum, a UnitedHealth Group subsidiary and helped them sell their Canadian EAP business unit to LifeWorks, a UK company, which he later joined in 2018 as General Counsel. LifeWorks was acquired by Morneau Shepell, a Canadian consulting company in 2018, and Steven stayed on as Vice President of Legal until joning Johnson Brothers as its General Counsel in 2019. Steven lives in Victoira, MN with his wife of 20 years and their two children.

Andrew Deloney

Vice President of External Affairs

Andy joined Johnson Brothers as Vice President of External Affairs in 2019. Prior to coming to Johnson Brothers, Andy served as Chairman of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) for eight years after being appointed by Governor Rick Snyder in 2011. He also served on the Board of Directors for the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2017. Prior to his time at MLCC, Andy was a lobbyist in Lansing, MI for almost 20 years, representing a small business orginization and then the Michigan Restaurant Association as it's chief lobbyist. Andy earned a B.A. from Albion College in Albion, MI. He lives in White Lake, MI with his wife and two daughters.

Jeff Gerber

Chief Information Officer

Jeff joined Johnson Brothers in 2018 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to Johnson Brothers, Jeff was Chief Information Officer for the Valspar Corporation and spent 17 years in various department and leadership roles within IT at Johnson Controls in Milwaukee. He began his career working as an IT consultant for Keane Inc. Jeff received his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from Marquette University. He currently resides in Plymouth, MN with his wife and two daughters.

Sales Leadership

Doug McIntosh

Executive Vice President & Chief Sales Officer

Doug McIntosh joined Johnson Brothers in 1997 as Vice President. He is currently the Executive VP/Chief Sales Officer for Johnson Brothers. Doug started his career in the wine and spirits industry with a distributor in Boston, MA after graduating with a BA degree from University of MA, Framingham, MA. Later, Doug joined E&J Gallo Winery where he spent 16 years in numerous sales leadership and marketing positions to include his last assignment Vice President of Sales Western Region based in Modesto, California.

AJ Atta

Vice President & General Manager, Minnesota

AJ Atta is General Manager of Johnson Brothers of Minnesota where he leads the Minnesota Sales, Operations and Customer service teams in addition to continued leadership of our US National Accounts team. AJ joined Johnson Brothers in November 2016 as our VP of National Accounts, taking on additional responsibilities in 2018 in leading key Minnesota businesses until 2020 when he was named General Manager. Prior to joining Johnson Brothers, AJ had a 17-year supplier career working across Beam Suntory, PepsiCo, and Diageo in escalating cross functional leadership roles including Sales & Distributor Management, Marketing, National Accounts, Category Management and Commercial Strategy. Most recently, AJ led Diageo’s US Commercial Activation and Planning teams across Beer, Wine and Spirits as Vice President. AJ received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in political science and marketing at Illinois Wesleyan University. He resides in the Twin Cities area with his wife of 8 years and their son.

Chris Hunt

Midwest Regional President

Chris began his career at Johnson Brothers in 2000 as a Sales Representative in Madison, WI and later moved to Minnesota to become a Gallo District Manager. He currently serves as Region President for our midwest region. Chris graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and lives in Hudson WI, with his wife Meghan and two girls, Allison and Samantha

Gary Charmel

Western Regional President

Gary began his career at Johnson Brothers in 2004 as general manager of Johnson Brothers of Nevada. Prior to Johnson Brothers, Gary held a number of sales leadership roles in the northeast during a 14 year career with E&J Gallo Winery. Prior to Gallo, Gary started his beverage sales career with Pepsi Bottling Group in New Jersey. Gary received his BA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Las Vegas with his wife.

Frank Galante

Eastern Regional President

Frank started his career at Johnson Brothers in 2005 as General Sales Manager of Johnson Brothers of Florida. He is currently our Region President for the East. Prior to joining Johnson Brothers, Frank held numerous sales leadership roles with the E&J Gallo winery in Europe, Texas, and throughout Florida. Frank received his BA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife of 28 years.