Brother International Names New VP of Industrial Products Division

By Dustin Shrader , Managing Editor

April 3, 2023

Brother International Corporation, Bridgewater, New Jersey, recently named Lawrence Davenport as Vice President of Industrial Product Division (IPD).

Lawrence Davenport. Photo courtesy of Brother International.

He succeeds former Vice President Pete Holland who retired in December 2022.

The Industrial Products Division includes Brother’s Industrial Sewing Machines (ISM) and Direct to Garment (DTG) printers. IPD also handles sales and distribution for all the Americas including North, Central and South America.

“With his experience, knowledge, and insights, Lawrence has been a key player in the growth and success of our Industrial Products Division,” says Don Cummins, President, Brother International Corporation, Bridgewater, N.J. “With a number of new product and service offerings on the horizon from the division, we look forward to what the future will bring under his leadership.”

Davenport, who has been with Brother for 26 years, has managed teams on both the technical and sales side of IPD, and his extensive background as a technician drives Brother’s core “At Your Side” philosophy.

“The Industrial Products Division has always been a leader in our respective fields for quality, performance and service,” says Davenport. “It is my goal to build on this tradition and continue to improve our equipment while expanding into the industrial printing market. I’m excited to tackle the challenges and push for new developments that will benefit our customers for years to come.”