Mac Campbell Jr. – Former CEO, Shareholder, & Current Advisory Board Member for Campbell Oil Company.
In 1968, after graduating from UNC Pembroke with a BS in Business, Mac Campbell Jr. started full-time at Campbell Oil Company working, side by side, with his father, Mac Sr. He married his beautiful wife Sylvia in 1965 and they had four boys; twins Brian & Chris, McQueen, and Wesley. They currently have 14 grandchildren; 2 boys and 12 girls! In 1974, his dad became ill, and Mac, Jr. began running the business while his father recovered. Campbell Oil continued to grow and started acquiring land for its first Convenience Store. A few years later, before the first store was fully opened, Mac Sr. went in the hospital for surgery that was unsuccessful and later died on August 7, 1981 just before turning 65 years old. After his father’s death Mac Jr. took over as CEO of Campbell Oil Company. He grew the business to what it is today, and in 2011 retired the business to his boys. While Mac continues to be a major influence on the business, the 3rd generation of Campbell’s are running the business on a daily basis. Mac Jr. is an Elder and member of Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church, Eagle Scout, President of “Bladen We Care Foundation” Board, President of the NCSU Wolfpack Club, member of the UNCP Football Advisory Board, and formerly served as President of the UNCP Foundation Board, NC Department of Transportation Board, UNCP Broad of Trustees, Elizabethtown Airport Board, Bladen Blooming Board, and the Bladen County Committee 100.
Brian D. Campbell – President & CEO of Campbell Oil Company and Owner of Cape Fear Transport
Brian was born and raised in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. After graduating from high school in 1987 Brian attended Miller Motte Business College in Wilmington, North Carolina where he graduated with a degree in Accounting. Today, Brian serves as President & CEO of the Campbell family’s petroleum businesses. Brian has spent more than 24 years with the company as a full-time employee, but like many family businesses he took an interest in the business at an early age and has grown up in and with the company. At the age of 21, Brian started Cape Fear Transport which continues in business today as a common carrier hauling both petroleum and non-petroleum products throughout the Carolina’s, Virginia and Georgia. Brian has served in several petroleum industry organizations such as President of the North Carolina Propane Association and on the Board of Directors of the National Propane Gas Association. Brian has also served as President of the Elizabethtown – White Lake Chamber of Commerce and has also served on the Bladen County Economic Development Commission. Brian is an avid and active pilot with more than 27 years of flying both airplanes and helicopters. He has accumulated more than 4,500 hours of flight time in more than 20 different aircrafts.
Sylvia B. Campbell – Shareholder Campbell Oil Company
Sylvia is the wife of Mac Campbell, Jr. and the mother of Brian, Chris, McQueen, and Wesley. She was raised in Dublin, NC and attended Elizabethtown High School, Campbell University, and UNC Pembroke. She and Mac, reside in Elizabethtown, a town that she is passionate about and loves. Presently she serves as Mayor of Elizabethtown. Prior to becoming mayor she served on the Town Council for 15 years. She also serves on the Board of Directors of First Citizens Bank. From a young age she started playing the piano and is currently the Music Director and organist at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church. Her true passion and joy is her large family; she and her husband, Mac have 14 grandchildren; 12 girls and 2 boys.
Chris Campbell – Owner/ Vice President & Sales Manager for Lubricant Division of Campbell Oil Company
Chis Campbell was born and raised in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. After graduating from East Bladen High School Chris attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Chris serves as Vice-President & Sales Manager for the Lubricant Division of Campbell Oil. In addition to his responsibilities as Sales Manager, Chris also helps manage the Lubricant Brand Programs with our customers and our vendors. Chris has spent the majority of his 24 years with the company in the Lubricant Division and during this time this Division has experienced tremendous growth. Chris has a passion for sales and enjoys being out and meeting both existing and new customers. Chris is an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoys the outdoors.
Wesley S. Campbell – Owner & Vice President of Retail Operations
Wesley graduated from North Carolina State University in 1998 with a BS in Business Management. He has worked in the family business all his life, so it was only fitting that after graduation he moved straight home to start working as the head of the retail division. He is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer of 12 years and they have three children; Ella-6, Holt & Emily-2. Wesley is very involved in the community serving as an Elder for Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church and is a foundation board member for “Bladen We Care”. He has also served, past and present, on the following boards and organizations; Former President of Elizabethtown/White Lake Chamber of Commerce 07’/ 08’, Former President of North Carolina Petroleum and Convenience Marketers 13’, Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Coach – 8 yrs, Bladen Community College Foundation Board Member.
Garry Rooney – Vice President of Lubricant Division
Garry comes to Campbell Oil with 40 years of experience in the petroleum industry and with a BS degree in Marketing and Logistics and a MBA degree in Marketing and Management. Garry joined the Union Oil Company in 1976 and over the next 25 years held numerous positions to include retail and commercial sales, sales management, tactical and strategic planning, marketing activities, management of R&D activities, technical support, and manufacturing and logistical management. In 1997 he was named President of The 76 Lubricants Company. During his tenure as General Manager and as President of The 76 Lubricants Company, Garry oversaw a period of sustain to include the purchase of the Kendal Motor Oil Company. Until his departure in late 2001 he served as President of both the 76 Lubricants Company and Kendal Motor Oil Company. Additionally, Garry has served on and/or headed numerous industry groups to include the Auto/Oil Industry Working Group, API’s Used Oil Committee, ILMA’s Auto and Commercial Oil Committee and ILMA’s Government Relations Committee. Since leaving Union 76 Garry has remained active in the industry and has held positions of COO and President of several other smaller lubricant related organizations.
Lance Eslyn – Operations Manager of Minuteman Food Mart
Lance started with Citgo Petroleum while attending the University Of Wisconsin and majoring in Marine Biology. Lance has an extensive background in training and developing people. With two years spent as a recruiter for multi-store supervision, he understands the importance of putting the right person in the right job. Lance brings over 30 years of convenience store experience while continually striding for outstanding guest service and only selling the best products.
Tracy Hardin – Fuel Products Division Manager
Tracy is a native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina. After graduating from East Bladen High School, Tracy attended North Carolina State University where she received a double major in B. S. in Biological Life Sciences and Secondary Science Education in 1994. She spent the next four years teaching Chemistry and Physics in the public school system where she was awarded the Tandy Technology “Champion of the Classroom” Honor. In 1998, Tracy joined the Transport Division of Campbell Oil Company. As the company has continued to grow, she has worked in nearly each business division. She currently serves as the Division Manager for the Fuel Oil and Propane Divisions of the business that continue to expand and grow. Tracy and her husband Wilt, have 3 daughters and are active members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown.