Industrial heat transfer fluid manufacturer Kost USA Inc. inked an agreement for the automotive market. Kost USA will manufacture the STP automotive and heavy-duty lines of antifreeze/coolants at their manufacturing plant in Cincinnati. Kost USA is the exclusive licensed manufacturer and marketer of STP’s new line of antifreeze/coolant products in the United States. The full lineup includes both automotive and heavy-duty applications. Learn more at

Asahi/America Inc., Lawrence, Mass., promoted Michael J. Hansen to vice president of the western region and international operations. For the valves maker, Hansen has handled reporting and strategic planning of Asahi/America’s sales operations in South America, the Pacific Islands and Australia.

Brice Lemaire was promoted to sales manager, European market, for ACD Cryo, Muenchenstein, Switzerland.

Martin Naughton stepped down as president and from the executive board of Glen Dimplex Group, but he remains on as chairman of shareholder supervisory board. Seán O’Driscoll will serve as president of the group, and Fergal Naughton succeeds O’Driscoll as CEO. Michael Maher becomes COO. On the executive board, Martin McCourt joins as non-executive chairman, and Neil Naughton serves as deputy chairman. Martin Naughton founded Glen Electric and acquired Dimplex Group in 1977, forming Glen Dimplex. The company’s brands include Dimplex, Koolant Koolers and Reidel.

Blasdel Enterprises, Greensburg, Ind., hired Kathy Long as marketing manager. Long has a varied background in sales and marketing in the consumer packaged goods and logistics.

Verona, Pa.-based Conco released a market-focused catalog highlighting its tube-cleaning services and products for the chemical, petrochemical, refinery and other industrial markets. Request a catalog by calling 800-345-3476 or send an email to

Ideal Industries Inc., a manufacturer of industrial tools, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016. The Sycamore, Ill.-based company credits a focus on innovation and quality for its success. Learn more at

Gas Technology Institute (GTI), Des Plaines, Ill., is collaborating with experts from industry and government on a hydraulic fracturing test site (HFTS). The effort targets horizontal shale wells to reduce or minimize potential environmental impacts, demonstrate safe and reliable operations, and improve the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing. This GTI-led program will validate and advance fracture diagnostic technologies such as microseismic acquisition and analysis techniques for more accurate determination of fracture dimensions. Learn more at

Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd. has purchased the Dry Cooling business of Charlotte-based SPX Corp. for approximately $48 million. The Dry Cooling business, which is headquartered in Brussels with facilities in China and the United States, accounts for approximately 10 percent of the revenues of SPX’s Power Segment. This business includes SPX’s ownership interest in its joint venture with Shanghai Electric. The deal, however, did not include SPX’s South African subsidiary, DBT Technologies (Pty) Ltd.