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John Campbell earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1974 and began his career as a process engineer with Conoco in Ponca City, OK. He transferred after two years to the instrumentation design group, moved to Houston in 1995 and retired in 2012 as a Principal Engineer, Instrumentation and Control Systems for the company.

John has been a member of ISA, the International Society of Automation, for 34 years. He has held a variety of leadership positions on the Section, District, Division, and Society levels. John is a voting member of two ISA standards committees and seven standards working groups. He is also the current Vice President of the Industries and Sciences Department. He received the Distinguished Society Service Award from ISA in 2008 and the ISA Standards and Practices Department Award in 2009 as a technical editor in the development of ISA 18, the standard for alarm management.

John has been a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma since 1979. He is a Certified Automation Professional, ISA84 SIS Expert and TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Expert.

John and his wife of over 33 years, Sharon, are the proud parents of three rescued animals: their cat, Ariel; a Golden Retriever, Laci; and an American Eskimo, Allie.