Tornado Industries Campbell
Industry veteran, James Campbell, has passed away at the age of 63.

Industry veteran, James Campbell, formerly with Tornado Industries and Brady Industries, recently passed away at the age of 63 in Houston.

"Jim was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in August 2014," said Michael Schaffer, a longtime colleague and friend. "Because he was a Navy veteran he was originally treated at San Francisco VA Medical Center. His treatment was then transitioned to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he had undergone various treatments including a stem-cell transplant just 70 days prior to his passing."

Campbell started his career in the professional cleaning industry in 1980 when he was hired by Breuer Electric Manufacturing Co., which later became Tornado Industries. Based in Southern California, he represented Tornado in Southern California, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada. In time he was promoted to sales supervisor, in addition to maintaining his own territory.

After leaving Tornado, Campbell joined Brady Industries as an equipment specialist. He also held positions at Hild and EDIC.

"Jim retired in March 2014, just a few months before his diagnosis," added Schaffer. "He is leaving behind a large number of friends in the industry along with the many customers he worked with."

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