Message from Jim Campbell

From Jim Campbell

“I’m happy to announce that Mild to Wild Pepper & Herb Co® (my evil corporate persona 🙂 has changed hands!  As many of you know, with my job change two years ago, the amount of time I could spend on the pepper business went to ‘zero’.  It has been a struggle trying to do 60 hours/week at the real Fire Department and then trying to find the time to take care of the ‘other’ fire department as well.  Fortunately, rather than see it continue on a rapid downward spiral, The Great American Spice Company (Ft Wayne, IN) has stepped in and taken over.  Mr Barry Tippmann is the new owner and folks should see some immediate improvements to both the web site and the customer service Barry is as nice a guy as you could care to meet, has a good business sense about him, and that will only mean great things for the continued availability of all your favorite sauces.  He is even talking about wanting to continue the “Open Fields” tradition though we are likely too late for this year.  Please be patient with us as we continue to work on the transfer!  You wil soon see a new face under the banner at the trade shows- please be sure and stop in, make yourself known, and tell him ‘hi’. Thanks again for an incredible 20 years in the pepper business!”

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5 thoughts on “Message from Jim Campbell

  • February 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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    Good luck Jim. I hope you find the time to visit us at some of the upcoming shows.

  • February 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm
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    Jim, Open Fields has many fond memories for Shirley & I. I Thank you for putting it all on and the hospitality and friendship you’ve shown all us chileheads (like I speak for everyone,lol, but maybe I do?). I may never have traveled to Indiana and met some of the nicest people in the US or camped in a Apple Orchid, without OF. I’m sorry to see you have to leave your company and move on. I hope Barry knows the standards he will be held to, that was set by you, he’s got some big shoes to fill!

  • February 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm
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    Always enjoyed your stuff Jim, and was saddened that Open Fields was ending since I never got to go. Maybe now I will.

  • February 24, 2011 at 10:36 am
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    Jim, I am so glad that I got into peppers in time to know you. You’ve done so much for everyone with your charities, sauces, knowledge and friendship. You will be missed and I do hope to hang out with you again.

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