SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI & BERLIN, GERMANY
Phillip Karig | Managing Director
Phillip Karig has worked for over 20 years in the plastics industry, most recently 9 years as Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and then Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at Spartech Corporation (portions currently Spartech LLC and formerly PolyOne) a US $ 1 billion company that performed sheet and rollstock extrusion, injection molding, profile extrusion, calendaring and blown film extrusion, as well as compound and color concentrates production.
Previously, he led the procurement and logistics functions for 11 years at Uniroyal Technology Corporation (Uniroyal Plastics), which produced Royalite brand extruded sheet products, Naugahyde brand vinyl coated fabrics and Ensolite brand foam products.
Prior to Uniroyal, he was at Leaseway Transportation Corp. (Currently Penske), a US $ 1 billion public company, for 5 years as a Strategic Planner before assuming Profit and Loss responsibility for a network of bulk plastics warehouses and rail to truck plastics transfer facilities.
During his career he has purchased multi-million lbs. quantities of plastic resins, including: ABS, ASA, SAN, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, APET, PETG, PVC (suspension and dispersion), Polystyrene, Polyethylene, Polypropylene and more.
Mr. Karig earned his Master’s degree at Harvard University and his Bachelor’s at the State University of New York. He is a National Science Foundation Undergraduate Fellow, has taught Game Theory and Decision-Making, and has also worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee. He is board member of the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division and speaks English and German.