Calvin Campbell (born 1934)

Was a DOW Chemical CEO - was the CEO who worked with LP Gise for the rocky flats handover

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Calvin A. "Tink" Campbell, Jr. Calvin A. "Tink" Campbell, Jr., 82,passed away peacefully at his Dataw Island home with his wife, Paula, by his side. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:30 am at Saint Peter's Catholic Church with a reception to follow at Dataw Island Club from 1:30 Pm to 3:30 pm. Tink was born Sept. 1, 1934 in Detroit and grew up in Midland, MI. He is the son of the late Calvin "Tink" Campbell and Alta (Koch) Campbell. (The name, "Tink" was a family hand- me- down). Growing up in that company town (home of Dow Chemical)had a profound influence on Tink. While he later earned three degrees from Williams College, MIT, and a law degree from the University of MI, Tink often said that his greatest classroom was at the dining room table in Midland. Tink began his career in manufacturing management at Exxon (then Enjay Chemica)l in New York City in 1961. In 1971, he pursued his entrepreneurial instincts by acquiring Goodman Equipment Corporation in Chicago. Tink was a mentor to many employees at Goodman and took an extraordinary interest in their career development and families. Tink was also involved in many business and civic organizations including the Commercial Club, Illinois Institute of Technology, and World Presidents Organization.

He served as Chairman of the Illinois Manufacturers Association. He was the first small company CEO to be elected chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers. Tink was a director of Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Mine Safety Appliance (MSA) and several small companies in Chicago. Tink was married for 37 years to Rosemary (Phoenix) who predeceased him. In 1998, Tink married Paula Burke. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Georgia Lundgren of Denver, CO, grandson, Erik Lundgren of Denver, and granddaughter, Serena Rose Lundgren of East Longmeadow, MA. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Paddon of Middlebury, VT and nieces Christine Chase of Larchmont, NY and Katie Werthmann of Panton, VT. After retiring, he and Paula moved to Dataw Island and eventually became full time residents. Tink lived for summers with family in Glen Lake, MI where he owned a home for many years and played golf at Crystal Downs Country Club. He loved golf, Williams College, Univ. of Michigan football, and international travel. Even as he struggled with Alzheimer's disease, he never forgot what it is to be a gentleman. Tink had a deep love for family, unwavering principles and a kind word for all. Tink did not see the glass as half full-- he thought it overflowed. His legacy of uncommon decency, integrity and warmth set him apart, but he was always connected to others. Tink's was a life lived well, and his family and friends treasure his days among us. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Beaufort, P. O. Box 1514 Beaufort, SC 29901 or Franciscan Center, P.O. Box 682