Lyle Stutzman To Retire from Johnson Brothers of Iowa after 36 Years – Brian Grant Promoted to GM

St. Paul, Minn. – December 27, 2021 – After a distinguished 36 year career, Lyle Stutzman will be retiring as President of Johnson Brothers of Iowa at the end of 2021. Lyle began with Johnson Brothers in 1985 as a Sales Manager and was quickly promoted to General Manager in 1987. Under his leadership, the company grew to become the state’s largest wine, beer, and spirits distributor. In addition, he developed one of the top sales and operations teams in the industry, while serving as a mentor and leader who exemplified the Johnson Brothers values.

Michael Johnson, CEO of Johnson Brothers, added, “We are incredibly grateful to Lyle for everything he has done to support and grow our business over the past 36 years. It is nearly impossible to put into words the impact that Lyle has had on our organization, or the legacy that he leaves.”

With Stutzman’s retirement, Brian Grant has been promoted to General Manager of Johnson Brothers of Iowa and brings significant experience to the role. Grant started his career with Johnson Brothers as an On-Premise Sales Consultant 23 years ago and has since held several leadership roles, including On-Premise District Manager, On-Premise Sales Manager, and Division Sales Manager. In 2015, Brian was promoted to Vice President of Sales and has been managing all Sales Divisions for Johnson Brothers of Iowa since that time.

“We are excited to have Brian leading our Iowa business. He brings tremendous experience and great relationships across all our supplier and customer partners. His leadership will help to keep our Iowa business strong for many generations to come,” said Todd Johnson, COO of Johnson Brothers.

About Johnson Brothers:
Johnson Brothers is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company has been providing world class service to customers throughout the United States since 1953 and now operates in 21 states. To learn about their story, services, and locations, please visit