DALLAS, TX – March 1, 2012 Republic National Distributing Company, America’s second largest wine and spirits wholesaler, is pleased to announce several newly created regional positions.

In May 2011, Tom White was promoted to Region President of RNDC Florida, Maryland and Washington, DC. Due to the success of the markets led by Tom, his region will now include Virginia and South Carolina. Tom began his career in the retail tier. In 1999, Tom was named president of National Distributing Company– Maryland, and in 2004 was appointed president of RNDC–Florida. Tom brings more than 31 years’ experience in the beverage alcohol industry to his new role. He will remain based in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Similarly, Jay Johnson was appointed Region President of RNDC Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana in May 2011. Due to the positive results of a regionalized focus, Jay’s region will expand to include Colorado and National Distributing Company–New Mexico. Jay has been in the wine and spirits business for more than 22 years and began his career in the supplier tier with E & J Gallo and became part of the RNDC team in 1991. He will remain based in Grand Prairie, TX.

Commenting on the new positions, Bob Hendrickson, Executive Vice President—Sales & Marketing, said, “RNDC continues to demonstrate its ability to be innovative when it comes to market strategy. Our commitment to build the finest sales and management team in the industry ensures a more effective market focus. As a result, RNDC delivers the highest level of service to our customers and suppliers.”

These two men bring over half a century of combined experience in the beverage alcohol industry across the retail, wholesale, and supplier tiers. They will each report to Bob Hendrickson.