John Dempsey Named General Manager, Johnson Brothers Service Distributing of Virginia

Johnson Brothers, a leading distributor of wine, beer and spirits, has announced the appointment of John Dempsey as General Manager, Johnson Brothers Service Distributing of Virginia, effective June 1, 2022.

Johnson Brothers acquired Service Distributing, Inc. in April 2022. Dempsey will play a pivotal role in carrying on Service Distributing’s more than 60-year history in northern Virginia, providing a strong family culture for team members and ensuring outstanding service to customers and supplier partners.

“John brings tremendous leadership and experience,” said Michael Johnson, Chairman of Johnson Brothers. “Over the past decade in Nevada, John has successfully grown our business there, and we are excited to have him now further advance our newest business and team in Virginia.”

Dempsey joined Johnson Brothers in 2001 and has held a number of key leadership roles across the commercial organizations in both Nevada and Hawaii. For the past four years he has served as General Manager, Johnson Brothers of Nevada.

“Service Distributing has built a strong and impressive family culture and today still lives up to their name by servicing and putting the customer first,” said Dempsey. “I am excited to build on this strong foundation and continue to grow our people and business in Virginia.”

Prior to joining Johnson Brothers, Dempsey began his career with the E. & J. Gallo Winery in California.

About Johnson Brothers:

Johnson Brothers is a leading distributor of wine, beer and spirits in the United States. As a third-generation family company, Johnson Brothers is driven by the same values established by its founder in 1953: work ethic, passion, innovation, teamwork, excellence, and integrity. Through partnering with the best suppliers in the world, Johnson Brothers delivers outstanding brands and services to customers across 21 states. To learn more about Johnson Brothers and its supplier partners, visit, or connect on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.