Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the food & beverage, packaging and material handling industries, has named Dan Lydigsen as national sales director. In this role, Mr. Lydigsen will manage all sales team members for Brother Gearmotors throughout the United States and Canada.

During his thirteen-year tenure with Brother’s Business Machine Group, Mr. Lydigsen accrued an exemplary reputation while rising through the ranks. Most recently, he was director of sales, machine group for the company’s direct market reseller channel. Before that, Mr. Lydigsen served as key account manager, machine group for OfficeMax.

“Dan’s sales success and leadership qualities made him a natural choice to lead our team of talented sales professionals,” said Matthew Roberson, vice president of Brother Gearmotors. “Inter-company talent transfer is refreshing and motivating – it helps the entire Brother group grow and develop. It’s an exciting time for the company, with several new products, and we’re confident that Dan’s stewardship will lead to continued market growth for Brother Gearmotors.”

Brother Gearmotors is one of the world’s largest fine-pitch gear manufacturers and meets industry demand for smaller, lighter, reliable and energy-efficient power transmission components. Among other offerings, the company has recently introduced a line of Brushless DC electric gearmotors (BLDC) ideal for environments requiring virtually maintenance-free operation and accurate speed control as well as operation over a wide speed range.

Mr. Lydigsen earned a B.A. in Business Administration & Anthropology from Illinois Wesleyan University. He is a founding board member of the Sgt. Thomas M. Gilbert Memorial Foundation. A father of two, he resides in St. Charles, IL with his wife.