New in Town
HCR America LLC, 5 Mapleton Road, Suite 200, Princeton 08540; 609-987-1700; fax, 609-987-1701. Michael Willett, directory of regulatory affairs. www.harrisonclinical.com
HCR America, a division of Harrison Clinical that handles outsourcing for clinical research, has opened an office at 5 Mapleton Road.
Michael Willett, who holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the office’s senior director of regulatory affairs. Willett also holds a bachelor’s in pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and began his career as a pharmacist in 1987, straight from college.
He has worked in executive positions at several pharma companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ready Clinical. He joined HCR in 2009
Dumond Chemicals Inc., 104 Interchange Plaza, Suite 202, Monroe 08831; 609-655-7700; fax, 609-655-7725. John J. Petroci III, president and CEO. www.dumondchemicals.com
Dumond Chemicals, the manufacturer of PeelAway paint remover and similar products, has opened an office at Interchange Plaza in Monroe. The company’s solvents and coatings are used by city governments to remove and deter graffiti.
The company’s president is John Petroci III, who took over last year after Hy Dubin, Dumond’s founder (1981) and longtime president and CEO, retired. Petroci served under Dubin as vice president of sales and marketing and has been in the paint and coatings industry for nearly 30 years.
Kumon Learning Center, 217 Clarksville Road, Village Square Shopping Center, West Windsor 08550; 609-799-5866; fax. Rucchi Vyas, operator. www.kumon.com
The area’s newest Kumon Learning Center, which provides after-school math and reading enrichment programs for grades K-12, has opened on Clarksville Road.
The center will host a pair of open houses, the first on Wednesday, June 8, and the second on Wednesday, June 22. Both sessions run from 7 to 8 p.m.
For information, call Ruchi Vyas at 609-799-5866, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Community Center of the Delaware Valley, 4 Princess Road, Suite 206, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-219-9550; fax, 609-219-9040. Michael Wise, interim executive director. www.JCCtoday.org
The Jewish Community Center (JCC) has named Michael Wise its interim executive director, succeeding Drew Staffenberg.
A 20-year veteran of the national JCC organization, Wise previously headed the JCC in Atlanta. He also has held high-ranking positions at chapters in Ohio and South Carolina, where he has overseen major construction and expansion projects and managerial reorganizations.
A search committee is seeking a permanent executive director to guide the organization through the construction of the new JCC campus on Clarksville Road. “We expect to be interviewing candidates soon and concluding our work by mid-late-summer,” said Howard Cohen, co-chair.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (IART), 313 Enterprise Drive, Plainsboro 08536; 609-936-3600; fax, 609-275-5363. Stuart M. Essig, CEO. www.integra-ls.com
Integra, a maker of medical devices for the treatment of cranial and spinal disorders, soft tissue repair, and orthopedics, has signed a long-term lease for 36,393 square feet at 103 Morgan Lane.
The lease signing marks an expansion for Integra, which will now occupy a little more than half the building. Ward Greer, a senior managing director with Colliers International New Jersey, represented the tenant in the transaction.
Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton 08541; 609-921-9000; fax, 609-921-0235. Kurt F. Landgraf, president. www.ets.org
ETS has been ordered to pay the federal Department of Education an additional $1.4 million under a settlement involving the company’s billing practices, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.
The company had previously paid the department $3.2 million after a federal investigation concluded that ETS had overcharged the government on contracts that allowed the company to be reimbursed for performance costs.
Kathleen Tighe, the Department of Education’s inspector general stated “This case demonstrates the importance of contract monitoring.”
Invidi Technologies Corporation, 750 College Road East, Suite 175, Princeton 08540; 609-759-3580; fax, 609-759-3581. David Downey, president and CEO. www.invidi.com
Invidi Technologies, a provider of targeted advertising for broadband TV services, has filed a patent infringement suit in Delaware against Cablevision.
Invidi states in the complaint that it developed software that allows multi-channel video providers to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of television advertising by making ads addressable to individual households and claims that Cablevision is using the technology without permission.
There is no word on the damages Invidi seeks.
Hanan M. Isaacs PC, 4499 Route 27, Kingston 08528; 609-683-7400; fax, 609-921-8982. Hanan M. Isaacs, president. www.hananisaacs.com
Attorney Hanan Isaacs, who practices civil and criminal trial law and alternative dispute resolution, has moved his firm from Princeton Professional Park to Route 27 in Kingston. The move coincides with the firm’s 30th anniversary.
Isaacs, a 1975 graduate of Rutgers College, has a master’s in American legal history and earned his J.D. from the University of North Carolina. He represented inmates in North Carolina for two years then opened his practice in New Jersey with Bob Felmeister. Felmeister & Isaacs operated for about eight years, and it was a memorable tenure. The pair ran afoul of the New Jersey Supreme Court for the way they advertised the firm. “We were these two legal eagles who wanted to go on the airwaves and test the new marketing techniques,” Isaacs said. “They dropped a ton of bricks on the two of us. We ended up obeying the rule. But we won the ethics proceeding.”
Isaacs these days does little advertising, saying he is satisfied with the business he gets through client referrals, speeches, and his work with the state bar.
When he took on the practice himself, Isaacs focused more on arbitration. “Most people don’t want to resolve the matter in court,” he says – particularly business clients, he says, who don’t want competitors to find out all about their businesses because there was a court filing.
Zargis Medical Corp. (SPDE), 2 Research Way, Princeton. John A. Kallassy, CEO. www.zargis.com
Zargis Medical, a co-developer of the Bluetooth stethoscope with the 3M Corporation, appears to have left its facility on Research Way.
The company, a subsidiary of Speedus, based in Stamford, Connecticut, has not returned calls requesting new contact information.
In 2007 the company developed the software that made the Bluetooth stethoscope possible. The system greatly increases the information that a stethoscope can pick up, making it a lifesaver for the millions of people who have “quiet” heart disease. It also has been a cost saver for the millions of people who are unnecessarily referred for sophisticated cardiac testing.
The software was developed in part by John Kallassy. Prior to joining Zargis, Kallassy was a founder and the CEO of American Data Consultants (ADC), a firm specializing in information services and market research.
He sold ADC to R.L. Polk in 1997 and continued his employment there for three years.
Kallassy holds a bachelor’s from the State University of New York, completed during a year of pharmacology studies at Leeds University in Leeds, England, and earned his MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.
Century 21 Melendez Realty Services LLC, 1369 South Broad Street, Trenton.
Century 21 Melendez Realty has left its location on Broad Street in Trenton. The firm’s telephone number has been disconnected as well.
Patricia Barta, 66, on June 1. She worked with the Center for Health Care Strategies in Hamilton to improve clinical and administrative practices in managed care health plans across the country serving Medicaid recipients.
James Trussell, 59, of Ewing Township on June 4. He was the assistant mall manager of Quakerbridge and Oxford Valley malls.
James Wade Walker, 64, on May 31, He was a teacher at Princeton Day School since 1976.