In The News @ Dowd and Guild
New Account Manager Hired for Southern California and Utah

Richard Nighswonger has joined Dowd and Guild Inc. as Account Manager for Southern California and Utah. He has extensive background in chemical sales having worked for manufacturers as well as distribution selling to markets including CASE, Composites, Personal Care, and Pharmaceutical. Richard graduated from Californina State University Long Beach with a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry. He resides in Seal Beach, California with his wife Tish and their children.

Lanxess Material Protection Product (MPP) appoints Dowd and Guild Inc.

LANXESS Corp.'s Material Protection Products (MPP) business unit has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. as its distribution partner for the western United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, effective June 1, 2017
LANXESS MPP business unit is a leading manufacturer of biocidal active ingredients and formulations for numerous applications, supported by a global technical and regulatory network. With an extensive portfolio of antimicrobial active ingredients, preservatives and disinfectants, LANXESS delivers customized solutions for many market sectors, including: wood protection, paint and coatings, construction, disinfection, water treatment, and the beverage industry.

New Senior Account Manager hired for Western Region

Jeff Moore has joined Dowd and Guild Inc. as Sr. Account Manager. He graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from the Metropolitan State University of Denver in Colorado, and has extensive international business management experience. He attended the Kellogg & Wharton International Masters of Management Program in Bangkok, Thailand in 2001; and speaks conversational Indonesian & Thai, and is a beginner level speaker of Vietnamese. Jeff was a Sales Executive, Sales Manager and District Manager for Ashland Chemical in Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR. Jeff founded and managed his own company: Axis Asia Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, China from 2005 to 2009. His last international assignment was in Jakarta, Indonesia where he resided the past four years before returning to California to join Dowd and Guild Inc.

Dowd and Guild Inc. Celebrates 30 years!

We are excited to share we achieved the milestone of our 30th year in business. Owners and staff celebrated the special occasion at the Blackhawk Country Club with an evening of sharing memories and expressing our sincere gratitude to our loyal team for their professionalism, commitment and dedication that made this milestone possible. We are also thankful to our principals and customers for believing in us and helping us achieve this milestone. Dowd and Guild Inc. is well positioned as a super regional specialty chemical distributor serving the Western region and South West region of the United States to continue to serve the needs of our customers and principals.

New Account Manager hired for South Western Region

Effective October 31, 2016, Dowd and Guild Inc. hired Tim Ewton as an Account Manager to support our expanding business in the South Western region. Tim will focus his efforts on customers in northern Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Tim is a graduate of East Texas State University and has worked in the Chemical Industry for the past 24 years. In 2008, Tim began selling commodity chemicals to a variety of applications which evolved into selling specialty chemicals to the CASE markets.

PCI Magazine - Trends and Challenges Impacting Distributors

PCI recently reached out to a handful of distributors to find out more about their business, including current drivers and trends, industry consolidation and other challenges, and the value that distributors bring to the coatings industry. Howard Guild, President of Dowd and Guild, Inc. was the featured prominently in the article. Click on the image on the left to review the article.

Emerald Kalama Chemicals Appoints Dowd and Guild Inc.

Emerald produces and markets technologically advanced specialty chemicals for a broad range of consumer and industrial applications. Its products play a variety of roles in the products that are consumed and used every day enabling them to last longer, look, smell, taste or perform better. Emerald® products are used in aerospace, food, beverages, cosmetics, toothpaste, household products, paint, automobiles, sports gear and many other applications. Emerald has three business groups, six operations and approximately 700 employees.

Silver Hawk Appoints Dowd and Guild Inc.

Shandong Gaomi Silver Hawk Chemical Fiber Co.,Ltd. is a large-sized enterprise which is organized on the basis of integrating textile industry, chemical industry, and light industry. It is the largest cotton linters pulp producer in Asia and the largest cotton linters pulp exporter in China. The main products of the company are cotton linters pulp (110,000t/a capacity) and viscose staple fibre (30,000t/a capacity). In addition, it also produces cotton yarns, spun rayon grey fabrics, plastic woven fabrics, polypropylene BCF yarns, household tissue, epoxy cyclohexane, and anhydrous sodium sulphate, etc. The company also has its own thermal power plant with an annual capacity of 200 million kwh of electricity and 1.6 million tons of steamilver Hawk focuses on cotton purification and deep-processing of nature cellulose. Cotton linters pulp is widely used in such fields as cellulosic man-made fibres, paper-making, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Cappelle Pigments Appoints Dowd and Guild Inc.

Capelle Pigments was started by the Cappelle Family back in 1889 and since then grew to an international recognized pigment producer, known for his high quality standards in products and services. In 2013, the management team at Cappelle purchased the business and now it's a privately owned company. Cappelle Pigments NV, originally known for their lead chrome and standard organic pigments, is evolved over the years in producing high grade organic pigments, transparent iron oxides & Bismuth Vanadate pigments, which are used in many applications in the ink, coating & plastics industry.

Invotec LLC Appoints Dowd and Guild Inc.

Invotec is leader in corrosion inhibiting pigments and specialty inhibitors targeted for the coatings and adhesives marketplace. Effective June 1, 2016, Dowd and Guild will distribute and represent Invotec in the eleven U.S. states west of the Rocky Mountains. Dowd and Guild will stock product in its two California locations as well as Arizona.