Family Owned and Operated Since 1967


Meet our team.

Barry L.  Bowers



Although Barry was only ten years old when his grandfather and father went into business together, he was right there from the very beginning, learning the ropes of the oil and gas business. It wasn’t until 1979 that he actually went on the payroll, but his knowledge and experience in the field goes way back to the beginning of Huffman-Bowers, Inc.  Barry has dedicated endless hours and worked diligently to uphold the integrity of his family’s business. It’s his livelihood and he loves what he does. You might even say that oil runs through his veins, rather than blood. Barry is always looking for a way to improve the company and take it to the next level.

Involvement in the community has always been important to Barry.  He volunteered as a firefighter on the New Lexington Fire Department for almost twenty years and even served as the assistant chief for many years. He is currently serving as the President for the Perry County Agricultural Society and has been a member for 13 years. He also serves as a member of the Perry County Republican Central Committee, the local Eagles, SOOGA and OOGA.

Joshua L.  Bowers

Northern Production Supervisor


Josh is the Supervisor of Northern Production at Huffman-Bowers, Inc. He pumps and maintains about 30 wells.  Josh has been working for Huffman-Bowers for over 15 years. After graduating high school in 2000, he enrolled in The University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio and received his Associates Degree in Diesel Auto Technology in September of 2002.

Outside of the family business, Josh keeps himself busy working on and pulling his 94 Dodge Diesel in the COTPC sanctioned pulls all over the state of Ohio. He is also a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau and SOOGA.

Jared D.  Bowers

Southern Production Supervisor


Jared is the Supervisor of Southern Production Huffman-Bowers, Inc. He pumps and maintains approximately 30 wells between New Lexington and Athens. Jared has been working for Huffman-Bowers, Inc. for 11 years. He attended The University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio and in 2006, graduated with an Associates Degree in Diesel Technology and an Associates Degree in Agricultural Equipment Technology.

Following his father’s footsteps, Jared serves as a volunteer firefighter for New Lexington Fire Dept. and   He also collects antique John Deere tractors and is a member of the Perry County Old Iron Club. In 2008, Jared joined the Masons and in 2011 the Sons of the American Revolution (SARS).

Jacob V.  Bowers

Field Operations Supervisor


Jacob is the Supervisor of Field Operations at Huffman-Bowers, Inc. He has been on the payroll at Huffman-Bowers, Inc. since January of 2005, but like his father, he spent most of his time working around the shop since he was about ten years old.  Following his older brothers footsteps, he too attended The University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio and obtained an Associates Degree in Diesel Mechanics and an Associates Degree in Agriculture Mechanics.

Jacob is a member of the Perry County Old Iron Club and enjoys working on and playing with his antique Farmall collection. He also collects guns and shoots trap as a hobby.

Rhonda S. Kottyan

Office Manager/Corporate Secretary


Rhonda started working for the company in July 2008 as office assistant/bookkeeper and has recently assumed the duties of office manager and corporate secretary upon the retirement of Barry’s Mother, Judith Bowers.  Prior to joining the team of Huffman-Bowers, Inc. Rhonda worked in the auto industry for 30 plus years in various positions, but mainly as Office Manager and Bookkeeper.

Rhonda was born and has lived her life in the New Lexington, OH area. When not working, Rhonda enjoys reading, gardening crafts and just spending time with her husband Bob, her family and friends.

Jordan Lindsey

Office Assistant


Jordan has been assisting us in the office since December, 2011. She graduated from The Ohio State University in June of 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences. Shortly after, she decided to join her brothers and father in the family business.

Jordan serves as an active member of the New Lexington FFA Alumni and the New Lexington Baptist Church. She enjoys working with youth, especially in ministry, as well as spending time with her husband John and their many animals.

Doug Watt

Rig Operator


Doug joined the Huffman-Bowers team in June 2013 bringing with him, years of experience in the oil and gas field. Prior to Huffman-Bowers, Doug worked as a rig operator for Altier Brothers, Inc. for nine years. He was also self-employed under Watt Well Services for several years and worked at Buckingham Coal for four years.

When Doug is not busy working on old oil wells, either for work or hobby, he enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Joni, for fifteen years and they have three children together.