Core & Main Names Lawson Brown Regional Director for Fire Protection Business

ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2019—Core & Main, a leading distributor of waterworks and fire protection infrastructure products in the U.S., has named Lawson Brown regional director for its Fire Protection business. He will be responsible for driving business growth in the East. He is based in Atlanta.

“Lawson brings deep sales experience and inspirational leadership that will help grow our business in the East,” said Brad Cowles, president of Fire Protection and chief operating officer for Core & Main. “We see a lot of opportunity to expand our presence in the East, bringing both distribution and fabrication services to contractors who count on quality and expertise.”

Brown brings more than 25 years of experience in profitable sales growth and strategic planning in a range of industrial markets. He joined Core & Main 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 Brown 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 also served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps.

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.