The Dowd and Guild Team
Tom Dowd and Howard Guild
Tom Dowd and Howard Guild founded Dowd and Guild Inc. in 1986 and built it up to become one of the premier specialty distribution companies in the U.S. In September of 2018, Tom and Howard transitioned ownership of the business to the current management team and today they provide consulting and advisory support.
Tim Fetters - CEO
Tim has 30 years of sales, marketing, operations, and business management experience in distribution and manufacturing businesses. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and also attended Indiana University Kelley School of Business for their executive development program. Tim is a past president and an active member of the Los Angeles Society of Coatings Technology. He lives in Ladera Ranch, California with his wife, Carissa, and their two children.
Patrick Kelly - President
Patrick has been in the chemical distribution business for 30 years. Prior to joining Dowd and Guild in 2005, he was Director of Sales for Ashland Chemical where he worked for 15 years in various roles of increasing responsibility. Patrick is from Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Miami University. In addition, he attended the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Executive Development program. Patrick is a member of the American Coatings Association and active on various committees. Patrick lives in Danville, CA with his wife and three kids. His interests include golfing, skiing and spending time with his family.
Tina Onderbeke - Executive Vice President
Tina is one of the founding members of Dowd and Guild Inc. and has held positions as Office Manager, Inside & Outside Sales. In 1996, she was promoted to VP of Administration and became Executive Vice President in May of 2007. Tina has 37 years of experience in sales and administrative management in the chemical distribution industry. Tina and her husband Clint live in Pleasanton, California.
Jeff Moore - Vice President, Commercial Development
Jeff has worked in the chemical distribution industry for 30 years. Prior to joining Dowd & Guild in 2017, he worked for 22 years in the Asian specialty chemical industry, primarily in South East Asia managing diverse large scale distribution operations. Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State University of Denver and attended the Kellogg International Masters of Management Program in Bangkok, Thailand. Jeff lives in Fullerton, CA with his wife, Hien, and has one grown son.
Steve O’Donnell - Account Manager
Steve is responsible for accounts in Southern California and Arizona. Steve formerly ran his own distribution business which he sold to Dowd and Guild 1992. Steve is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Liberal Arts degree. He lives in Placentia, California with his wife, Donna
Nick Motto - Account Manager
Nick is responsible for covering accounts in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Northern Nevada. Nick graduated from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Nick and his wife, Gail, have three children and live in Elk Grove, California.
Dick Wildman - Account Manager & Inside Sales
Dick is responsible for select accounts in Northern California, Southern California and Arizona. Dick is also responsible for Inside Sales, financial analysis, marketing and special projects for Dowd and Guild Inc. He graduated from St. Mary’s College with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and University of California Davis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Dick lives in Alamo, California.
Tim Ewton - Account Manager
Tim Ewton is responsible for accounts in the South Western region, specifically northern Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas & Colorado. Tim has been in the Chemical Industry since graduating from East Texas State University. He began his career at an automotive chemical packaging company gaining experience in the procurement of chemicals and packaging components, formulating and batch processing, scheduling, sales and much more. In 2008, Tim began selling commodity chemicals to a variety of applications which evolved into selling specialty chemicals for the CASE markets. Tim and his family live in Ovilla, TX.
Richard Nighswonger - Account Manager
Richard Nighwonger is responsible for accounts in Southern California and Utah. He has an extensive background in adhesive and chemical sales having worked for manufacturers as well as distribution selling to markets including CASE, Composites, Personal Care, and Pharmaceutical. Richard graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry. He resides in Seal Beach, California with his wife Tish and their children.
We are always looking for professional, experienced sales people interested in a career with our rapidly growing company. Interested sales people should email their resume to for consideration.