SNEWS® has learned that C. Joel Campbell, a career employee at DuPont, passed away suddenly on April 17 at the age of 64. Campbell was very well loved by many outdoor industry veterans -- so much so he was known to more than a few as Captain Cordura -- a moniker his teammates at the company bestowed on him. Campbell retired from DuPont as a marketing manager after 36 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Linda M. Quigley Campbell; their son, Kevin Campbell, and his wife, Susan, of Wilmington; two brothers, Marvin Campbell, of Amelia Island, Fla., and Ted Campbell, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Clay and Nicole. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1501 Casho Mill Rd., Ste. 1, Newark, DE 19711; or to the National Kidney Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter, 400 Market St., Ste. 1025, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Skip Yowell, vice president of global public relations for JanSport, said this of Campbell: "Joel was truly a genuine outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, fish, golf, and tied that into his branding of Cordura. Joel had textile smarts, street smarts, and was truly a fun person to do business with. Many of us old timers appreciate his great effort, non-profit giving, and friendship; a true textile person."
Did you hear?... Bob Carr says goodbye to the daily grind
On Aug. 31, Bob Carr, the wit and vinegar behind Sporting Goods Business' Daily Dispatch, retired after 37 years of working as a news hound for the trade. Carr has seen it all in the New York trenches, from the glory days to recent years of trial and tribulation. Through it all, ...read more