Tim Fetters – CEO

Tim has 31 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 31 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, Lynda, and three kids. His interests include golfing, skiing and spending time with his family.

Jeff Moore – Vice President, Commercial Development

Jeff has worked in the chemical distribution industry for 32 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.

Dick Wildman – Marketing Manager & Inside Sales

Dick is responsible for Inside Sales throughout Dowd and Guild’s territory in the West and Southwest as well as select accounts in Northern CA and Nevada. He is also responsible for leading Dowd and Guild’s marketing efforts. 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 the Seattle, Washington area.

Cindy Watson – Director of Operations

Cindy has managed operations in chemical distribution for over 30 years. Prior to joining Dowd and Guild, in 2006, she was with Ashland Chemical for 15 years, managing Customer Service, Purchasing, and Inventory Control, for the Northern California and Northwestern regions.  She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, and lives in Pleasanton, CA.  Cindy enjoys time with her two sons, and grandchildren, and in her spare time can be found on her Harley Davidson, riding the beautiful backroads of Northern California.

Doug Emory – Account Manager

Doug is responsible for covering accounts in the Pacific Northwest. He is a 30 year distribution sales professional having experience at both Univar and Ashland, Inc. He graduated from California State Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Marketing Management. His professional affiliations include the Northwest Chemical Association and the Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology. Doug lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Glenda, and their two children.

Richard Nighswonger – Account Manager

Richard Nighswonger is responsible for accounts in Southern California. 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.

Tim Ewton – Account Manager

Tim Ewton is responsible for accounts in the South Western region, specifically northern Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado and Arizona. 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.

John Pitt – Senior Account Manager

John is responsible for covering accounts in Arizona, Southern California and Nevada.  John began his career in the coatings business in Toronto, Canada in 1972 with a focus on waterborne and industrial coatings.  He transitioned in to sales in 1978 and marketed organic and inorganic pigments with Dominion Colour and Sun Pigments.  John later transitioned in to the CASE distribution segment and has spent the last 25 years marketing pigment dispersions, resins, defoamers, biocides and other raw materials.  John resides in Maricopa, AZ with his wife, Yara.   He also has two grown daughters and 5 grandchildren.   His interests include golfing, ice hockey, bicycle riding and the enjoying the outdoors in Arizona.

Account Manager – Southern Texas and New Mexico

We are actively seeking a qualified candidate to fill the Account Manager Position for Southern Texas and New Mexico.

Marcia Bellovary – Inside Sales / Sales Support

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 Withey – Inside Sales / Sales Support

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 Francisco – Inside Sales / Sales Support

Traci Francisco joined Dowd and Guild Inc. as Inside Sales/Sales Support. Her career at Dowd and Guild Inc. initially began in April 2012. Prior to Dowd and Guild Inc., Traci worked as a Project Manager at Corporation for Standards & Outcomes in Laguna Hills as well as an 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.