Lawson Brown

Regional Director East
Fire Protection

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.

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. Earlier in his career he was responsible for market channel development at The Home Depot Supply. He began his business career at General Electric Company, where he last served as a national account sales manager to Home Depot. Brown served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps.

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.


About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. Operating more than 250 branches nationwide, the company combines local expertise with a national supply chain to provide contractors and municipalities innovative solutions for new construction and aging infrastructure. Core & Main’s 3,000 plus associates are committed to the safe distribution of water and fire protection to help communities thrive. Visit to learn more.

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