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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 is repsonsible 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.
Tom Bunten is responsible for accounts in Southern California. Prior to joining Dowd and Guild Inc., he was a Research and Development Associate at PPG Aerospace and he brings with him 10 years of formulation experience in solventborne and waterborne epoxy and urethane coatings. Tom is a proud member of LASCT. Tom graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. He lives in Fountain Valley, CA with his wife Kam and daughter.
Caryl Caskey is responsible for accounts in the South Western region, specifically Northwest, West, South, Central and South East Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Caryl has been in various parts of the chemical industry, including but not limited to: CASE, O&G, HI&I, Lubricants and Commodities, for both distribution and manufacturers. She began her career 15 years ago. Caryl and her family live in Nassau Bay, Texas.
Marcia joined Dowd and Guild Inc. in October 1995 as an Administrative Assistant supporting the Account Managers within the Southern California region. Having worked in various customer service positions prior to Dowd and Guild Inc., Marcia's experience allowed her to excel in her position and has evolved to Inside Sales/Sales Support. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, reading, vacations to Indiana to see her family and her two cats.
Nancy joined Dowd and Guild Inc. in 2016 as Sales Support for the Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Southern California regions. Nancy has extensive managerial experience including Office Services Supervisor, Customer Service Supervisor and Manager of Customer Service during her employment at Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., Humana Health Care and Archway Sales, Inc. a specialty chemical distribution company.
Traci Smith joined Dowd and Guild Inc. as Inside Sales/Sales Support. Her career at Dowd and Guild Inc. initially began in April 2017. Prior to Dowd and Guild Inc., Traci worked as a Project Manager at Corporation for Standards & Outcomes in Laguna Hills as well as a Implementation Coordinator at ProxyMed Inc.
Traci graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Sociology, and she received her AA Degree at Orange Coast College. Her hobbies include traveling, watching movies, listening to music, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and attending sporting events.
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