October 20, 2016 9:02 PM ET


Company Overview of Houghton International Inc.

Company Overview

Houghton International Inc. is engaged in the development, production, and management of specialty chemicals, oils, and lubricants. It offers heat treatment, metal cleaning, metal finishing, metal forging, metal forming, metal protecting, metal removal, non-ferrous products, specialty additives, specialty hydraulic fluids, and steel mill products; and water-based metal removal fluids for use in automotive honing operations. The company also provides chemical management services, such as fluid management, inventory and procurement, environmental health and safety, fluid recycling and waste minimization, and water and waste water management services; and technical support services. It serves a...

945 Madison Avenue

Norristown, PA 19403

United States

Founded in 1865





Key Executives for Houghton International Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Chairman and President
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Senior Vice President, President of Houghton Americas and President of Global Strategic Businesses
Senior Vice President, President of Global Mining & Metals and President of Asia
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Houghton International Inc. Key Developments

Houghton International Inc. Launches Advanced Fluid Monitor and Control Systems

Houghton International Inc. has launched two new fluid equipment solutions that provide manufacturers with significantly greater control of fluid quality and concentration. The Houghton GREENLIGHT™ Continuous Concentration Monitor and the Houghton® ACTS™ Fluid Monitor and Control System provide significant advances in the control of vital water-based metal cutting fluids, cleaners, aqueous quenchants, water glycol hydraulic fluids, and offshore fluids. The GREENLIGHT Fluid Monitor is a completely self-contained measurement system that sets a new industry standard for continuous concentration monitoring of metalworking fluids. Its small, modular design enables easy, reliable, and low-cost continuous monitoring of fluid concentration using state-of- the art refractive index sensor technology with a user-friendly interface. The Houghton ACTS Fluid Monitor and Control System is a fully integrated system which also measures pH, temperature, conductivity or other fluid properties in addition to concentration via refractive index. It provides automatic concentration control capability by independently controlling six separate programmable relay outputs for additions of water, fluid concentrates or additives.

Houghton International Launches New Semi-Synthetic Metal Removal Fluid Platform for Machining and Grinding

­ Houghton International has launched a new semi-synthetic metal removal fluid platform based on a new technology for machining and grinding that provides significant performance and environmental benefits. HOCUT 4440 is the first product to be introduced from the new platform, delivering a cutting edge metal working fluid for automotive, general machining and grinding applications. The new semi-synthetic platform also has an excellent EHS profile. It is free of boron, formaldehyde releasing agents, secondary amines, chlorine, phenols, and nitrites.

Houghton International Inc. Appoints Kevin Smith as Senior Vice President, Houghton International and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Global Automotive and Aerospace

Houghton International Inc. announced the appointment of Kevin Smith to the positions of senior vice president, Houghton International and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Global Automotive and Aerospace, effective February 1, 2016. Smith will be based in the company’s Manchester, UK office and report to CEO Mike Shannon. Smith will assume responsibility for the general management of Houghton’s EMEA region and the global leadership of Houghton specialty product lines for the major transportation industry segments, including automotive and aerospace. He will become a member of Houghton’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining Houghton, Smith held the position of chief executive officer, EMEA for Arysta Lifescience.

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