Brian P. Campbell was the founder and chief executive officer in 1986 of TriMas Corporation (then known as Campbell Industries, Inc.), a diversified manufacturer of proprietary, mission-critical industrial products. After the sale of TriMas Corporation in 1998, Mr. Campbell joined Kaydon Corporation as its president and chief executive officer, and subsequently also assumed the role of chairman. Upon departing Kaydon Corporation in 2007, he re-incorporated Campbell Industries, Inc., as a vehicle to pursue investments in privately-owned industrial companies. He serves as its chairman and chief executive officer, as well as chairman and chief executive officer of an affiliated company, Kingsley Acquisition Corporation.
Brian is also the chairman of The Campbell Fund, a foundation focused on providing support to medical and educational institutions. In 2007, The Campbell Fund endowed the David A. Bloom Professorship in Urology in the U-M Medical School. Since then, The Campbell Fund has been a notable supporter of the Kim A. Eagle Professorship and Endowed Research Fund in Cardiovascular Medicine, both also within the U-M Medical School. Brian and his wife, Mary, have also supported The Ross School of Business, the U-M Museum of Art, and the University Musical Society.