Stephen King's The Mist Wiki has a more comprehensive article on the same character. For it, see http://stephenkingsthemist.wikia.com/wiki/Bud_Brown
Bud Brown was manager at the Federal Foods Company supermarket in Bridgton, Maine. Bud Brown is also the real life founder of C.N. Brown Company of South Paris, Maine which operates convenience stores and heating oil offices in Northern New England.