Nation’s Service?

Readers of September 23’s New York Times might have seen a familiar name in connection with the White House fundraising investigations: John B. Torkelsen, principal of Princeton Venture Research at 5 Vaughn Drive, reportedly received a fundraising call in 1994 directly from Bill Clinton in the White House and subsequently made a $50,000 contribution.

Torkelsen, an alumnus of Princeton, Class of 1967, lives on Library Place and hosted a 1995 party for Senator Bill Bradley. Princeton Venture Research provides valuations and appraisals of both public and private companies its specialty is private and public financing, primarily of small technology companies (U.S. 1, November 25, 1992).

Start-Ups

McLane Environmental LLC, 707 Alexander Road, Suite 208, Princeton 08540. Charles McLane, partner. 609-419-4413; fax, 609-720-0560.

Both McLane and his cohort Jeffrey Whidden were employees of Environ before starting their own consulting practice; they moved to Daily Plan It’s shared office space in September.

McLane has a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University, Class of ’74, a master’s from Colorado State and a PhD from the University of Virginia. He had worked with a national consulting firm, Geraghty & Miller, in Virginia, and Rockwell International. Whidden went to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Class of 1992, and has a master’s degree from the same university.

Like law firms that take one side or the other on labor issues (choosing to either to defend corporations or to file against corporations on behalf of the government or an employee), environmental firms often elect either to support the Environmental Protection Agency in an enforcement action or work on behalf of corporate clients. McLane Environmental has chosen the latter.

It does environmental consulting for industry and law firms, strategic counsel in litigation matters, and advice in regulatory negotiation proceedings. Whidden is a specialist in environmental liability assessment and in consulting for the Industrial Site Recovery Act.

I come at it from the geoscience side, and Jeff comes at it from the engineering side. It’s a perfect complement of the geologist and the geological engineer, a nice balance for us, says McLane.

When I took my first geology course in school, it just took hold of me, says McLane. Studying the world around you and understanding how the earth was formed and how groundwater moves that was something I could really sink my teeth into.

VanLeeuwen & Company, 707 Alexander Road, Princeton 08540. 609-419-4403; fax, 609-452-1172.

Kenneth W. VanLeeuwen opened his own investment counseling firm at Daily Plan It this summer. He had been part of Integrated Financial Services at 300 Alexander Road, as had Donna Gavlick, who moved with him, and is now vice president. Janet Everett, the office administrator, also moved. VanLeeuwen majored in accounting from State University of New York at Binghamton, Class 1979, and has a CFP from Adelphia and a banking and financial markets certificate from NYU.

On a fee basis, the firm specializes in family wealth counseling those families with in excess of $3 million, including business interests and real estate and also manages assets through Linsco Private Ledger, a broker dealer. Virtually none of the clients live in Princeton; most are from the New York metropolitan area.

Expansions

Environmental Infrastructure Trust, 3131 Princeton Pike, Building 6, Suite 201, Box 440, Trenton 08625. Dirk C. Hofman, executive director. 609-219-8600; fax, 609-219-8620.

The independent state authority that provides financing for municipal wastewater treatment projects has changed its name and moved from 1333 Brunswick Avenue. Formerly known as the New Jersey Wastewater Treatment Trust, it now has broader coverage.

National Alliance for Autism Research, 414 Wall Street, Princeton 08540. David M. Maxson, executive director. 609-430-9160; fax, 609-430-9163. Home page: http://www.naar.org.

David M. Maxon, the new executive director of this nonprofit, has moved it from post box space to Research Park. The first organization of its kind in the country, it funds and promotes biomedical research on autism and related developmental disorders. Karen Margulis London is the founding president. A graduate of Princeton University, Class of 1967, Maxon had worked in development at Princeton University and also at the Franklin Institute, Harvard, Wellesley, and Oberlin.

As an entirely volunteer organization it had accumulated $900,000 of gifts and pledges. Now NAAR has received a half-million grant from a family foundation in Boston to expand its operation. They had been thinking about creating an organization that would promote systematic research on a sound foundation across the country and they found us, says Maxon.

Barton & Cooney LLC, 2560 East State Street Extension, Trenton 08619. Patrick M. Doyle, president. 609-586-7070; fax, 609-586-1733.

This privately held mail processing firm, print, and letter shop is buying the 120,000 square foot building on Lower Ferry Road, formerly owned by Educational Testing Service, and is consolidating three locations in Trenton. It will acquire new direct mail computer systems plus two Siemens/OCE model 2140 high speed laser imaging systems and a Bell & Howell Jetstar-3000 mail sorter (number four in the lineup). Each can sort 35,000 pieces of mail per hour and can be set on the fast forward speed.

Down-sizing

Custom Computer Applications, 45 Stonaker Drive, Lawrenceville 08648. Richard Kaufman, president. 609-883-0729; fax, 609-883-0420.

In August three employees of this custom programming firm moved from 1,000 square feet at 1613 Road to two locations, including 45 Stonaker Drive in Lawrence. An alumnus of Drexel, Class of 1964, Richard Kaufman was a consultant for Besselaar in the 1970s and then developed software programs dealing with everything from golf equipment sales to color matching.

Name Changes

Verio Northeast, 4390 Route 1, Princeton 08540. James Cunningham, president, northeast region. 609-514-3800; fax, 609-514-9010. Home page: http://www.verio.net/northeast.

GES Internet Verio Group is now doing business as Verio Northeast. This change represents the parent company’s move to uniting independently operated affiliates into a single national Internet services brand, says Buddy Cunningham, who was recently named president (U.S. 1, June 11). Verio is based in Colorado and has a network with a 24-hour customer service hotline.

King James Care Center, 1501 Route 33, Hamilton Square 08690. Lori Gabriel, administrator. 609-586-1114; fax, 609-890-8144.

The Arcadia Retirement Community Inc. has bought this nursing home from Health Care Properties, so it now has nonprofit status. It will be known as Arcadia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The home has received township approval for a new eight-bed rehabilitation unit and an expanded therapy room.

Management Moves

Triangle Reprocenter of East Windsor, 222 Dutch Neck Commons, Route 130, East Windsor 08520. 609-448-8161; fax, 609-448-9499.

Michael Cocciolillo has bought the East Windsor franchise from Joseph P. Teti, president of Triangle, Your Creative Center of Lawrenceville. Cocciolillo had previously worked at the Triangle franchise on Route 206. Services include high speed copying, Canon color copies, engineering and large format copies, ammonia free blue-line prints, Big Color & BLT prints, and transparencies. Pick-up and delivery is available.

Alzheimer’s Association, Central NJ Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Suite C-203, Princeton 08540. Kenneth C. Zaentz, executive director. 609-514-1180; fax, 609-514-1188. E-mail: sheila.borgese@alz.org. Home page: http://www.alz.org.

In July Kenneth C. Zaentz followed Jack Williams (now retired) as executive director for this social service organization that provides services to patients and families in Mercer, Ocean, and Monmouth counties.

Zaentz went to Franklin & Marshall, Class of 1980, and has a master’s in education from Rutgers. He has been alumni director for Union County College, done fundraising for the March of Dimes, and been volunteer director for the Raritan Bay Medical Center.

It’s an organization that has an important mission, not only to help those who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease, but also to provide support for the family and education for health care professionals, says Zaentz.

Deaths

Elizabeth A. Betty Snyder. She had retired in 1993 after 24 years with Kepner-Tregoe.

Margaret Kidd Kennedy 72, on September 3. She had worked at Hamilton Hospital, Woolworths, and the Flower Basket.

Claire M. Hartmann, 61, on September 14. She was an administrative assistant in the engineering department at Princeton University.

David Rasmussen, 27, on September 17. An alumnus of Ithaca College, he was an investment counselor with Marketing One, Prudential Insurance and United Jersey Bank.

Leaving Town

Fidelity Excess and Surplus, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 107, Princeton 08540. Robert F. Woop, president. 609-520-1133; fax, 609-520-1242.

This commercial insurance office, which provided environmental liability insurance to contractors, has closed and the business has been absorbed by its sister company in Cincinnati, Ohio, American Empire Group. Calls are being taken at 513-369-3000.

S. John Quattrone Associates, 123 Franklin Corner Road, Suite 203, Lawrenceville 08648. S. John Quattrone CLU, president. 609-896-1222; fax, 609-895-1035. E-mail: quatt-assocs@worldnet.att.net.

The financial planning firm has moved from 123 Franklin Corner Road to 250 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 200, Morrisville 19067. The new phone is 215-295-1000. The principal, John Quattrone, and several employees live in Pennsylvania.

Standard Alloys, 2C South Gold Avenue, Hamilton 08691. John Rebori, president. 609-588-4099; fax, 609-588-4049.

The distributor of flat-rolled stainless steel and aluminum products moved, this year, into 8,000 square feet but has apparently already moved out. The phone number has been disconnected.

Galaxy Aerospace, 4 Independence Way, Second Floor, Princeton 08540. Tom Hoverson, chief financial officer. 609-987-1125; fax, 609-987-8118.

Galaxy Aerospace, which aims to crack the midsize business jet market, moved the last remnants of the office to Texas in July and has just completed the rollout of its first aircraft in Israel. A joint venture between Israel Aviation Industries and the Chicago’s Pritzker family, it had taken over this sales office of AstraJet, the firm that had been selling the Israeli-made business jets.

The address is 2301 Horizon, Fort Worth TX 76177, 800-852-1126 or 817-837-3700; fax, 817-837-3723, but the mailing address is address Box 657, Haslet, TX 76052. Brian Barents, president and CEO, is the former CEO of LearJet.

Geotrack Inc., 306 Garrisonville Road, Suite 102, Stafford 22554. Christopher S. Brown, director of business development. 609-514-9523; fax, 540-657-0670. E-mail: geotrack@msn.com.

The infrastructure consulting firm has closed its 5 Independence Way Office. Though it has a field office at Newark Airport for an on-call utility location contract and another contract in the offing from New York City, the permanent address is now at the headquarters in Virginia. The 609 telephone number will continue to work indefinitely, says John Krause, vice president.

Heraeus Surgical, 1075 Cranbury-South River Road, Suite 8, Jamesburg 08831. 609-655-4300; fax, 609-655-4404.

The sales office of a German medical products company has closed and has no other telephone listed in this area.

Integrated Systems Consulting Group Inc., 300 Atrium Drive, Suite 101, Somerset 08873. Scott R. Kraft, location manager. 732-748-4400; fax, 732-748-4401. E-mail: postmaster@iscg.com. Home page: http://www.iscg.com.

The computer consulting firm moved from 2,200 square feet in Forrestal Village to 11,000 square feet in Somerset. The phone and fax are also new. It does programming and networking client server and graphical user interfaces, relational database and document management technology.

Regions Ltd., 212 Carnegie Center, Suite 202, Princeton 08540. 609-514-4777; fax, 609-514-4779. Home page: http://www.regionslimited.com.

After three months at the Carnegie Center Regions Ltd., which does pharmaceutical research and clinical trials, has closed its Carnegie Center office and is taking calls at its Washington state office. The address is 413 West 4th Avenue, Spokane WA 99204; 509-458-2982; fax, 509-624-3073.

New in Town

Belle Haven Investments L.P (BHI), 4 Research Way, Princeton 08540. Cynthia Henry, vice president of sales. 609-520-1944; fax, 609-520-0998.

Cynthia Henry, vice president of sales, opened this branch of a broker-dealer in tax free municipal bonds. Founded five years ago the 50-person firm is headed by Dean Gestal, based in Greenwich, Connecticut. It has other branches in Chicago and Atlanta. We wanted a branch with a presence in the Philadelphia area, says Henry.

Corrections

Commtech Corporation, 2555 Route 130 South, Cranbury 08512. Frank Fawzi, owner. 609-655-2277; fax, 609-655-2292. E-mail: info@comm.com. Home page: http://www.comm.com.

In U.S. 1, August 27, CommTech’s E-mail address was incorrectly listed as cbrown@comm.com. Instead, E-mail to info@comm.com.

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