William B. Tabler Company, Inc.
1331 South 15th Street
Louisville, KY 40210



James Boggess


Jim graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in chemistry. He began working for the Tabler Company in 1962. His first position was as a formulation development chemist, but later he transitioned into technical sales. Eventually, he became the sole owner of Tabler. Over time, the ownership of the company was transitioned to Eric Boggess.
Eric Boggess


Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the the University of Kentucky and has held multiple positions with the Tabler Company over a 25 year term. He runs the day-to-day operations of the company, but still actively participates in sales.
Director of Technology & Sales – Resins & Resin Modifiers
James (Bill) Watkins


Bill received degrees in both Chemistry and Biology from the University of Louisville. He worked for thirteen years as a development chemist at Celanese in Louisville. Research areas were epoxies, high solids acrylics, and urethanes with substantial waterborne experience. He worked on synthesis, applications, and tech service for products in automotive, general industrial, and can coatings markets and has received multiple patents. He has been with Tabler over nineteen years and coordinates resin sales and marketing for Tabler. Bill covers southwestern Ohio, northern KY and the eastern MO areas for Tabler. 
Customer Service Manager
Christi Downs


Christi Downs is well known to most of our customers by her voice and by her helpfulness even if she has not met them face-to-face. With more than 15 years experience in Tabler’s Customer Service department, she has proven herself to be invaluable in resolving issues involving both customers and principals. Christi’s efforts have always been focused on doing what is necessary to satisfy the customer’s needs while balancing that desire with the demands of suppliers and our own company. Sometimes it is a difficult act, but she has developed a real talent for it and performs it seamlessly without much notice, although it is well-deserved. Christi is also responsible for ordering and maintaining most of our raw material inventories, both in Louisville and remote warehouse locations.
Controller – Accounting

Bill Vetter


 Bill is responsible for management of accounting and HR.