A nine-year-old clinical trials service company, Radpharm, made a dramatic expansion on April 16, moving from 34,000 square feet at 103 Carnegie Center to 52,000 feet at Princeton Overlook. Radpharm has services for oncology clinical trials; it evaluates radiological images. In the last year Radpharm has grown from 180 to 250 employees, says Laurie Labaska, director or human resources.
One of the founders, Robert R. Ford, is a board-certified radiologist who went to Rutgers and Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School. The other founder, Donald P. Rosen, is a diagnostic radiologist who went to the University of Pennsylvania and has an MD from the University of Cincinnati.
President and CEO Ronald Berg, a Bucknell University graduate, joined Radpharm in 2002. He had worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and been chief financial officer of two E-com companies, including Deja.com, which sold to Google. Most recently he was vice president of Idealab, where he helped launch a company called Partsearch Technologies.
Ampersand Investors, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was an initial funder, and among the other funders is Chicago-based Adams Street Partners.
With this expansion Radpharm moves from one Mack-Cali property to another. At Overlook it occupies the fourth floor space formerly taken by Xerox plus some of the third floor. Otsuka, a pharmaceutical company, changed locations on the third floor to accommodate Radpharm’s move.
Radpharm, 100 Overlook Center, Third and Fourth Floors, Princeton 08540; 609-936-2600; fax, 609-936-2602. Ronald Berg, CEO. Home page: www.radpharm.com
Imus Repercussion Close to Home
Nassau Broadcasting Partners LP, 619 Alexander Road, Box 1350, Princeton 08540; 609-419-0300; fax, 609-419-0143. Louis Mercatanti, president and CEO. Home page: www.nassaubroadcasting.com.
As the controversy over Don Imus was escalating, Nassau Broadcasting joined the fray by firing one of its own disk jockeys, Gary Smith, for setting up a contest that required listeners to repeat Imus’ comments.
On Tuesday, April 10, WSBG-FM listeners in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, were told to use the racially-charged words for a “Phrase that Pays” contest. Those who won the contest received tickets to a NASCAR promotion.
Rick Musselman, Nassau’s executive vice president, has said that Smith was fired because he had “full knowledge of the reaction to Don Imus’ use of the exact same phrase.” Smith apologized in an interview with the Allentown Morning Call newspaper.
WSBG 93.5 is a 3,000-watt rock station located 40 miles northeast of Allentown. Nassau Broadcasting has more than 50 radio stations in seven states, including WPST-FM and WCHR-AM. Musselman did not respond to a reporter’s call by press time.
CMC Energy Services, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 235, Plainsboro 08536; 609-936-8900; fax, 609-936-0099. Denise Stein, operations manager. Home page: www.cmcenergy.com.
CMC Energy Services, which does energy audits of residences and small commercial establishments, moved from 43 Princeton-Hightstown Road to Plainsboro Road. It is based in Bethesda, Maryland.
Flaster/Greenberg PC, 200 American Metro Boulevard, Suite 126, Trenton 08619; 609-695-4000; fax, 609-695-5111. Michael S. Simon. Home page: www.flastergreenberg.com.
Last month Flaster/Greenberg moved its Trenton office from 441 East State Street to American Metro Center. The multi-disciplinary commercial law firm has eight attorneys here. It also has offices in Cherry Hill, Egg Harbor, Morristown, Vineland, Philadelphia, and Wilmington.
EPV (Energy Photovoltaics Inc.), 276 Bakers Basin Road, Box 7456, Princeton 08543-7456; 609-587-3000; fax, 609-587-5355. Scott T. Massie, CEO. Home page: www.epv.net
Energy Photovoltaics Inc. (EPV), a photovoltaic product firm, has expanded to a second location, a 63,500-square-foot industrial facility at 8 Marlen Drive. The 25-year-old building has 10,000 square feet of office space, four docks and an 18-foot clear height. EPV will occupy the property on a 10-year deal.
Steve Tolcash of GVA Williams/Buschman represented the landlord, Hamilton Business Center LLC. Bill Barish of Commercial Property Network Inc. represented EPV.
EPV is keeping its Bakers Basin Road location for R&D, and it will manufacture photovoltaic modules at Marlen Drive (U.S. 1, September 6, 2006). The same telephone and fax are being used for both locations.
Foster and Adoptive Family Services, 4301 Route 1 South, Princeton Executive Center, Suite 100, Box 518, Monmouth Junction 08852; 609-520-1500; fax, 609-520-1515.
Foster and Adoptive Family Services has added 3,700 square feet across the hall from its existing office. The agency does education and advocacy for foster parents and foster children.
RCP Management Company, 30 Wall Street, Princeton 08540; 609-683-7980; fax, 609-683-5495. Richard J. Fry & Mary Faith Radcliffe, principals. Home page: www.rcpmanagement.com.
RCP Management, which manages community associations as well as apartment complexes and commercial properties, has added 1,030 square feet to its Princeton office. The firm, which has a second office in Elmwood Park, has a staff of 40 professionals and manages over 65 communities, with more than 15,000 homes.
One In, One Out For eBay Companies
iSold It, 178 Orlando Drive, Raritan 08869; 908-707-8087. Tony Perovich, manager. Home page: www.i-soldit.com
Auction Mojo, 9 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro Business Center, Suite 710, Plainsboro 08536; 609-716-8900. Scott Feder and Michael Cohen. Home page: www.auctionmojo.com
Auction Mojo, 510 Route 130, Royal Plaza, East Windsor 08520; 609-371-0300. Scott Feder, owner. Home page: www.auctionmojo.com
A franchisor for ISoldIt, a national eBay sales firm, had had two franchise locations for ISoldIt, a national eBay sales firm, one at 4120 Quakerbridge Road and the other in Freehold (U.S. 1, March 29, 2006). The franchisor, Mark Figuerora, closed both of them, and Tony Perovich, manager of the next nearest franchise in the Raritan Mall, says he is getting the traffic from that store. His location is 15 miles north on Route 206, near the Somerville Circle.
The Somerville store is selling donated items to help Princeton GirlChoir with fundraising. Like most eBay businesses, this eBay store gives sellers 60 percent of sales for items that sell for more than $30. Charities get 65 percent. Items that don’t sell are donated to rummage sales and penny auctions.
Meanwhile a second location for another franchise, Auction Mojo, has opened in Plainsboro. “Our new store is also a showroom,” says owner Scott Feder. “We are in a high traffic area and we decided to put some of the items on shelves. When you walk in, it is a consignment shop, not just a drop off site. Some items, such as fur coats and less expensive jewelry, sell better in the store.”
Clients reap from 60 percent to 75 percent of the sale price, and Feder says he does house calls. He cites an instance where he was called to dispose of two rooms of ham radio equipment. “We rented a U-Haul and sold it for $7,000.”
Auditopia Consulting LLC, 32 Normandy Drive, West Windsor 08550; 609-672-8140; fax. Tejus Trivedi. Home page: www.auditopia.com.
Tejus Trivedi’s brand new firm, Auditopia, is a compliance-based consulting company. She has been in the industry for 10 years, with the multinational Hoechst Pharmaceuticals in India, with Nextel in Northern Virginia, and with Dow Jones in Princeton.
Much of her business is with United States companies who have offshore operations that may not be compliant with American laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or local statutes. Auditopia provides training either at the home company or its offshore operation. The firm also performs compliance audits on behalf of United States companies and offers business process documentation.
Trivedi received her bachelor’s in commerce from the R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics in Bombay and is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India. She is also a certified information systems auditor from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. She moved to the United States in 2002 and to New Jersey in 2005.
Carrigar, 12 Roszel Road, Suite B 103, Princeton 08540; 609-936-0300; fax, 609-514-0226. Jivan Coelho, president. Home page: www.carrigar.com.
Carrigar, an importer and distributor of promotional products, recently moved to Princeton. The firm has been importing promotional items from China, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh for six years. Items run the gamut from pens to bags to leather goods, golf pouches, and luggage bags.
Registered as a minority vendor, Carrigar started the project side of its business about five months ago, distributing nonwoven, throw-away caps; disposable gloves; and environmentally friendly bags, made from cotton not treated with pesticides. Customers include organic food stores, state and federal government, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics companies, hospitals, and large retail stores.
With six people in the office and four outside, the firm hopes from $4 million in sales to $15 million over the next two years.
Cornerstone Educational Center, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 605, Princeton Office Center II, Plainsboro 08536; 609-275-4515; fax, 609-716-1010. Jane Li, managerial director. Home page: www.cornerstoneeducate.com.
Cornerstone Educational Center, which has afterschool enrichment and help for struggling students, opened its doors on March 1 with two partners and four additional teachers. It offers help for students in grades K-12 plus SAT preparation.
The Ergonomic Group Inc., 125 Village Boulevard, Suite 250, Princeton 08540; 609-945-8600; fax, 609-419-0701. Home page: www.ergogroup.com.
Founded in 1984, the Ergonomic Group, Inc. has opened a regional office in Princeton. The firm combines business expertise and knowledge of leading technologies employed in six areas — networking, storage, security, compliance, capacity planning, and lifecycle management — to provide technology solutions to its customers. It partners with vendors including Cisco, HP, IBM, Network Appliance, Sun, and Symantec.
A women’s business enterprise with over 200 employees, the Ergonomic Group is headquartered in Garden City Park, New York, and has locations in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
Nanopv Corp, 1405 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing 08618; 609-530-0880. Home page: www.nano-pv.com.
Nanopv Corporation, which specializes in thin-film silicon technologies for photovoltaics, opened an office in Ewing. It focuses on thin-film silicon technologies for photovoltaics ranging from research and development to large-scale production.
Through the nanoscale engineering of the properties of PV materials, NanoPV is addressing improvements in performance and reliability and a reduction in production and installation costs in the solar electric energy market.
Active Homecare Services LLC, 312 Chestnut Avenue, Trenton 08609; 609-989-7299; fax, 609-989-8299. Francis Ejiogu, director. Home page: www.activehcs.com.
Active Homecare Services opened last fall to provided targeted nonmedical home support for elderly and disabled individuals. After reviewing a patient’s needs through discussions with the individual or involved family members, and consulting with healthcare and social service workers where necessary, the firm develops an individualized program to manage daily needs and finds a caregiver who best meshes with those needs.
After the agency has been in business the year required by New Jersey state regulations, it plans to make the required applications for providing medical homecare support.
Mail Boxes Etc., 302 Mercer Mall, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-243-9595; fax, 609-243-9797. Martin Senoff, owner.
The mailing store at the Mercer Mall has closed.
Advanced Market Development Company, 201 South Main Street, River Walk, Lambertville 08530; 609-397-4100; fax. Michael Forte, CEO. Home page: www.advancedmdc.com.
Advanced Market Development Company, formerly Advanced Clinical Communications, has closed in Lambertville. Though it has a listed number, the number is disconnected, and no web page is available. In 2004 this company won an employment law decision, at the New Jersey Supreme Court level. It fired an employee, Karol Maw, for refusing to sign a noncompete clause. The Supreme Court ruled that the state’s whistleblower rule was not intended to cover situations characterized as a private dispute between the employee and the employer.
Mascon/Fortuna Technologies Inc.. Home page: www.fortuna.com.
Fortuna Technologies, a 15-year-old IT consulting firm, has left its seven-person office at 196 Princeton Hightstown Road. At one point, in March 2007, the telephone answered with the message, “Mascon Global Consulting, formerly Fortuna Technologies.” That number is no longer in service, and Mascon’s address is in Oldbridge.
TNS: InfiniRoute Networks Inc. (TNS), 4365 Route 1 South, Suite 221, Princeton 08540; Home page: www.infiniroute.com.
Infiniroute has left the area after being purchased by Transaction Network Services last year. The company offered a voice over IP peering service, wireline and wireless, for carriers. The headquarters is in Reston, Virginia.
Infiniroute was formed by the 2004 merger of Proficient Networks (established in San Francisco) and IP Deliver (which had temporary offices in northern New Jersey).
When InfiniRoute moved here two years ago, it had 30 employees in 4,500 square feet and expected to grow, (U.S. 1, October 12, 2005). CEO Gary Tauss had hoped to take the company public at the end of 2007.
Bonnie L. Wagner on December 19. A founder of Crisis Ministry of Princeton, she had been an administrator at Princeton Ballet School. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Church.
Hanna Loewy, 81, on March 31. A psychiatric social worker, she helped to preserve the papers of Albert Einstein.
Ronald Appleby, 60, on April 5, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was director of Monroe Township’s construction department.
Lois Y. Hunter, 74, on April 6. She was associate professor of piano at Westminster Choir College. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., at the Wrightstown Friends Meeting, Wrightstown, Pennsylvania.
Josephine B. “Josie” Spivey on April 6. She had worked at Optel Electronics in South Brunswick and Princeton Gamma Tech.
Maturin L. Delafield, 74, on April 11. He founded Delafield, Harvey, Tabell, which was purchased by the United States Trust Co.
James Duthie, 42, on April 13, after a very brief illness. He was a sergeant in the Ewing Township police department.