Regional Director East
Lawson Brown is regional director – East for Core & Main, a leading distributor of waterworks and fire protection infrastructure products in the U.S. Brown is part of the leadership team of the company’s Fire Protection business, an industry-leading distributor and fabricator with approximately 35 branch locations and 15 fabrication centers nationwide. He is responsible for expanding our business in the East and is active with NFSA and AFSA at both national and local affiliation levels.
Brown brings more than 25 years of experience in profitable sales growth and strategic planning in a range of industrial markets. He joins us from HD Supply’s Facilities Maintenance group, where he served most recently as regional vice president of field sales teams for eastern U.S. multifamily, and prior to that, held the role of regional vice president of strategic and national accounts. He began his business career at General Electric Appliances, where he last served as account manager to The Home Depot. Brown served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps before beginning his business career.
Brown earned his MBA from Bellarmine University and his bachelor’s degree from North Georgia College and State University. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a member of the Shepherd’s Men team, raising donor support for Combat Veterans suffering Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD.
About Core & Main
Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, to municipalities, private water companies and professional contractors across municipal, non-residential and residential end markets nationwide. Core & Main’s specialty products and services are used in the maintenance, repair, replacement and construction of water and fire protection infrastructure.
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