Science Oriented Solutions, a Publicis Strategic Solutions Group (PSSG) company, has relocated its headquarters from Kennesaw, Georgia, to Lenox Drive to be nearer to clients and its parent company.
“Science Oriented Solutions is now headquartered in ‘pharma country,’” Robin Winter-Sperry, MD, president of Scientific Advantage, which has a partnership alliance with Science Oriented Solutions, said in a prepared statement.
Winter-Sperry added that the move gives Science Oriented Solutions access to PSSG’s chief compliance officer, Richard Lev, who “works closely with us to ensure that all of our healthcare interactions fully conform to applicable laws and regulations.”
Science Oriented Solutions provides its clients with programs aimed at leveraging and accelerating their clinical commercialization strategies. The company recently formed a strategic partnership with Scientific Advantage, a medical affairs consulting, drug information, operations, and training firm.
Science Oriented Solutions, 2000 Lenox Drive, Suite 100, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-671-3526. Robin Winter-Sperry, president and CEO. www.scienceorientedsolutions.com.
PSEG Power Cited For OSHA Violations
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited PSEG’s Hamilton coal power plant, located at 2512 Lamberton Road, for improper lighting and a failure to ensure employees wore seat belts when operating bulldozers at night. Both violations carry fines totaling $57,500.
The investigation was launched in January after an employee, shoveling coal with a bulldozer, fell into a “feeder tube,” a large cylindrical drum used for transporting coal within the plant.
PSEG Power received a letter of notification of the alleged violations on July 20, Leni Fortson, a Department of Labor spokeswoman, said in published reports.
Mike Jennings, a PSEG Power spokesman, expressed regret over the accident and in published reports said: “We’ve taken aggressive corrective action to prevent a similar accident from occurring in the future.”
All evening coal-shoveling work with bulldozers has been suspended at the Hamilton plant, he said. Similar suspensions were temporarily in place at the company’s two other coal power plants in Jersey City and in Bridgeport, Connecticut, but were lifted after additional safety training.
The plant has 125 employees and generates 755 megawatts.
Crosstown Moves: CDSA to Hopewell
CDSA-Content Delivery & Storage Association (formerly IRMA) (), 62 Snydertown Road, Hopewell 08525-; 609-279-1700; fax, 609-279-1999. Charles Van Horn, president. www.contentdeliveryandstorage.com.
Charles Van Horn isn’t giving up, but he is making allowances for reality.
The president of the Content Delivery and Storage Association recently moved his trade group’s offices from Nassau Street to Hopewell as part of a regrouping effort in the wake of the decaying CD and DVD industry. This regrouping involves a downsizing, shrinking the seven-member staff to four and moving to a lower-rent office.
The regrouping is a direct result of the impact of digital media, Van Horn says. In 2001 Apple released the iPod as a digital download device for music. Liberating listeners from bulky cassette tapes and the limits of compact discs, the iPod did to CDs what CDs did to vinyl albums in the late 1980s — they consumed the music market and rendered albums obsolete almost overnight. In one device small enough to fit into a shirt pocket with room to spare, the iPod was able to hold hundreds, even thousands of songs, compared to the dozen or so that could fit onto tapes and CDs.
Since then, Van Horn says, it has been an ever-rockier road for recorded media like CDs and DVDs. DVDs, in fact, are suffering from the onslaught of web-based downloads and on-demand programming from cable and satellite television providers.
The computer’s impact on recorded media has one other dark side, Van Horn says — piracy. The Recording Industry Association of America, the Washington, D.C.-based advocate for the music and recorded entertainment industries, has been fighting a circular battle for years with pirates offering bogus goods and illegal downloads. Computer technology, the RIAA states, makes it extremely easy to create and package phony labels and illegally copied CDs and DVDs, and offer them up to a public that often does not know it is buying a fake.
The CDSA is worried about more than just music and movies. As a representative for manufacturers of CDs and DVDs — formerly known as the International Recorded Media Association — CDSA is concerned with all manner of content that is put down onto a physical disk or tape. And as legitimate companies simply advance technology and crooks unearth new ways to get their hands on it for free, the dominance of discs is waning sharply. “Every day somebody comes out with a new gimmick or a new box, or a new app,” Van Horn says.
And on top of all this, he says, the recession has not helped.
Van Horn accepts that the change is largely organic; technology is simply making its next leap forward. And he accepts that these changes are out of his or CDSA’s control. But he also says that CDSA is not going away, “not by a longshot.” The group has formed an advisory board and is in talks with digital download service providers in an effort to see where and how a group like CDSA fits in, he says.
Van Horn believes CDSA will find its equilibrium, but that it first must survive. “We have to get through this,” he says. “So we need to cut some overhead.”
— Scott Morgan
KFY to 202 Carnegie
Korn/Ferry International (KFY), 202 Carnegie Center, Suite 105, Princeton 08540; 609-452-8848; fax, 609-452-9699. Richard M. Arons PhD, managing director, Princeton office. Home page: www.kornferry.com.
The international executive search firm has moved its Princeton office from Roszel Road to Carnegie Center.
Komal Systems, 196 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor 08550. Lakshmi Reddy, president.
The IT staffing and web development firm Komal Systems appears to have left its office on Princeton-Hightstown Road. Phone and fax numbers were disconnected, and 411 had no record of the company in the state.
Based in India, the firm is known there for IT-related product marketing.
New in Town
PSI Test Center, 3525 Quaker Bridge Road, Suite 1000, Hamilton; 609-588-0919. Steve Tapp, CEO. Home page: www.psionline.com.
PSI, a national chain of testing centers for the real estate, insurance, and other trade industries, has opened a location in Hamilton.
Headquartered in Burbank, California, the center offers assessment programs and administers certification tests for insurance and real estate professionals.
Devon Advertising Agency LLC (DevonAd), 96 Drawbridge Drive, Monroe 08831; 609-235-9452. Fred Block, president and CEO. Home page: www.devonad.com.
Fred Block began his career in recruitment advertising in 1964 with