Tris Pharma, 2031 Route 130 South, Brunswick Business Park, Suite D, Monmouth Junction 08852. 732-940-2800. Ketan Mehta, president. www.trispharma.com.
Tris Pharma, a biotech company that specializes in drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has named Paul Rogers as its new chief commercial officer to lead its brand business.
Rogers previously led commercialization efforts for Nexium, Crestor, Vyvanse, and Linzess.
“Paul has a unique perspective having launched and led several successful brands in different therapeutics categories,” said Ketan Mehta, CEO of Tris. “His track record of creating and developing high-performing, dedicated teams and bringing results in the most challenging situations is what Tris needs today.”
“I am excited to join the Tris Team. The entrepreneurial spirit and can do attitude is infectious,” Rogers said. “I look forward to contributing to the success of the lead brand Dyanavel XR, as well as, the pipeline of innovative product candidates.”
Sharon Clarke who until recently served as CCO, will transition to a newly created position of senior vice president, corporate development of pediatric business.
Tris’ products include chewable and strip dosage forms of medications so patients do not have to swallow a pill. The company’s Nobuse technology provides abuse deterrence for opioids and other abuse-prone drugs, by making pills in a form that release their medication slowly even if crushed and snorted or dissolved in alcohol.
New Jersey Economic Development Authority, 36 West State Street, Box 990, Trenton 08625. 609-858-6700. Melissa Orsen, CEO. www.njeda.com.
Thomas Scrivo, chief counsel to Governor Chris Christie, is leaving the administration to return to private practice and become chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. He is replacing former PSE&G president Al Koeppe, who died last year.
Scrivo, an experienced trial lawyer, is also founding a new law firm, O’Toole Scrivo, together with State Senator Kevin O’Toole and James DiGiulio, senior counsel to Christie, who is also stepping down.
Before joining the Christie administration in 2015, Scrivo was managing partner of the Newark office of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter. He is a graduate of Fairfield University and has a law degree from Seton Hall.
New in Town
Arecon LTD, 2633A Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Hamilton 08690. 609-298-0770. www.areconltd.com.
Arecon LTD, an environmental consulting, engineering, design, and project management firm, has opened on Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road. The company has been in business since 1989.
Halsey L. Allen III, 86, on March 9. He was a physicist who worked at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Nicholas Angelo, 46, on March 10. He was a general contractor and painter in Hamilton who owned Distinctive Touch Painting.
David Labaw, 80, on February 27. He owned an excavating business in Lawrenceville for more than 40 years and worked for other local companies after retiring.
Lynn B. Wolff Wieser, 72, on March 9. She worked for J. Rosebloom & Sons, which became Trenton Foods, Kraft Foods, and eventually US Foods, breaking the “glass ceiling” to become one of the first female salespeople and one of the only women to become a sales manager.
John F. Hagaman, 69, on March 6. He was a cardiologist with a practice in Princeton.