Did you hear?...Saying goodbye to Captain Cordura

SNEWS® has learned that C. Joel Campbell, a career employee at DuPont, passed away suddenly on April 17 at the age of 64.

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

Saying goodbye to Ed

Sometimes, a Monday morning email can hit between the eyes like a cold, steel hammer, leaving its reader dazed and wondering what he or she just read or if it could really be true. Such was the case with an email that arrived in our computer mailbox informing us that Ed Fisher, ...read more

Saying goodbye to Dad

By Michael Hodgson, President of SNEWS® How do you say goodbye forever? For 48 years, I've been sharing casual goodbyes with my father, knowing right around the corner would be another hello by phone or a visit or an unexpected letter or email. On Thursday morning, August 9, at ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> OIA and Outdoor Retailer are offering a new benefit to OIA members. Beginning with Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, all OIA members will receive a 3 percent discount on exhibit space. Savings on a 20x20 booth space, for example, is more than $400 per year, businesses with 30x50 ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

Mammut and the outdoor world lost a dynamic and charming man last week -- Rudi Ehret, who only a few weeks ago returned to Europe to take over as the Mammut brand manager at Mammut headquarters in Seon, Switzerland. Ehret collapsed in his office the afternoon of Oct. 6 and passed ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Panoptx and L.L. Bean are loving the New York Times right now. In the June 8 Sunday Style page, the Times ran a Father's Day gift story with the tag: "Even if the paterfamilias can't find the Diaper Genie, Dad's bound to appreciate a Father's Day gift with maximum utility." ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Despite rumors to the contrary, Outdoor Retailer show management confirmed with SNEWS that Winter Market remains a four-day show. Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Director Peter Devin told SNEWS that, "while there is strong interest in exploring a three-day show, there is by no ...read more

Saying goodbye to Chip Webster

Colorado-based sales representative Chip Webster died Dec. 29, 2006, of unknown causes in the driveway of his home located in the mountains west of Boulder, Colo. Greg Hine and George Knaggs penned the following tribute to Webster: Born in Nashville, Tenn., on April 29, 1949, ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of March 8-14 >> One new technical apparel company, Westcomb, from Vancouver, British Columbia, showed up at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, holing up in a small room in the Marriot and enticing buyers and media to come take a look-see (we didn't mention the company ...read more