Vernon Philbrook

      Board Member, Optimum Plastics

      Specialty Industrials (Specialty Chemicals)


      Bud has more than 25 years of experience in the packaging industry, with a strong background in plastic films and flexible packaging. With previous positions in operations, manufacturing, engineering and management, Bud brings a diverse skill set to the Optimum Plastics Board.

      Bud previously served as President and CEO of IGI Corp., a manufacturer of paper and film-based application tapes and custom extruded films. Prior to IGI, Bud was President and CEO of Atlantis Plastics, a middle-market manufacturer of custom films, stretch films, injection molded parts and profile extrusions used in a variety of applications, including food packaging, storage, durable goods and transportation. The films business is now a part of AEP Industries. Earlier in his career, Bud held management and operations positions at Plassein International Corp, Huhtamaki Packaging Worldwide and The Chinet Company.


      B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine; Certificate in Pulp & Paper Technology from the University of Maine; Advanced Management Program (INSEAD) and Registered Professional Engineer (Retired).

      Board Affiliations

      Bud served as a Director of Optimum Plastics.