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These articles by Barbara Fox were prepared for the July 14, 2004
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Life in the Fast Lane
Anne O’Neill has represented the Alsace region of France for 14 years
now, promoting the areas of trade, cultural relations, tourist
interests, and university associations. In that time she has staged
four biotech symposia, arranged numerous student exchanges, planned
visits for several delegations of Alsatians, and helped a retail firm
(Crabtree & Evelyn) find a site for its eastern European distribution.
She has just returned from leading the Princeton delegation to Colmar
to commemorate the anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
Her current focus is importing an Alsatian beer with a scratch off
label. The label shows a girl wearing gold underwear. Scratch off the
gold to reveal the girl’s bare bottom. "It is not at all pornographic
and is just a lot of fun," says O’Neill. United States regulations
forbid importing the beer with the original label, named "Alsacienne
Sans Culotte," which translates to "Young Alsatian Maiden Wearing No
Those who belly up to the bars in Orlando where this beer is currently
being sold ask for "Fannie Beer," says O’Neill, who emphasizes the
correct spelling of Fannie. "This is the only beer in the world with a
scratch off-label. And it’s good beer," says O’Neill. Currently the
beer is sold in Pennsylvania and 11 other states, and she is working
on a distribution contract for New Jersey.
The daughter of a civil engineer, O’Neill is one of 11 children. She
attended Stuart Country Day School and majored in political science at
Smith College, Class of 1972. She is married to Peter O’Neill, an
attorney at Wills, O’Neill and Mellk on Nassau Street.
After teaching at Stuart, she had three children, worked in the
development office at Princeton University, and began to study French
at the adult school. "In 1990, someone told me the Alsatians were
looking for somebody to represent them who was living in their sister
city of Princeton," says O’Neill. "If anybody at Smith had ever said I
would be helping sell a beer with a girl’s bare bottom, I would have
08540. Anne O’Neill, U.S. director. 609-924-7357; fax, 609-497-0011.
Founded in 1977 and based in St. Cloud, near Paris, EthyPharm uses
oral and injectable methods to deliver active molecules to the body.
The privately owned company moved into 5,000 square feet at 821
Alexander Road late in 2002. But earlier this year EthyPharm moved out
of its Princeton office.
Its website claims it has 50 products that are sold in more than 70
countries. Calls placed to its Canadian location were not returned,
and E-mails to its French headquarters were not returned. No press
releases have been posted on the website since June, 2003.
William Foulkes, manager. 609-655-2844.
United Refrigeration expanded from 11,000 square feet in New Brunswick
to 17,000 feet on Melrich Road. Based in Philadelphia, the firm is a
wholesale distributor for commercial and residential refrigeration,
air-conditioning, and heating systems and parts.
Scott Belfer of CB Richard Ellis represented both the tenant and the
landlord, Melbroad Realty, LLC. Now 51 percent leased, 115 Melrich
Road has 121,020-square-feet. Also here is AmeriPak North, with 50,000
Think of the roll of aluminum foil in your kitchen. Then imagine
rolling it out a few inches, or maybe a foot, and seeing maps, live
photos, and messages from your colleagues. It’s not science fiction;
it’s full-color, active-matrix FOLED display technology built on metal
foil, and it’s being developed by Universal Display Corporation (UDC).
The company, with headquarters in the Princeton Crossroads Corporate
Center, has just been awarded an $825,000 sub-contract by L-3
Communications of New York City to build a prototype for the U.S. Air
Force Research Laboratory.
"The military wants it in the hands of its soldiers by 2007," says
Janice Mahon, vice president of technology commercialization. UDC, she
says, is building the display portion of the advanced mobile device,
and L-3 will add the electronics. UDC, whose research partner is
Princeton University, has been developing flexible plastic display
OLED (organic light emitting diode) devices for a number of years.
Plastic is good, but for some environments, metal is better.
"It’s more rugged," says Mahon, "and it has a different form factor."
That "form factor" allows thin metal displays to be rolled down "like
a window shade," she explains. A soldier in the field could stash the
device, which would do everything that an advanced PDA could do – and
possibly even more – in a very small space, and then could roll it out
when he needed it for information or communication.
Involved in futuristic technology for all of her professional life,
Mahon is a graduate of RPI (Class of 1979), who holds an MBA from
Harvard. Before joining UDC seven years ago, she worked for Sage
Electrochomics, a Rutgers research partner that was developing, among
other things, "smart windows" that change colors, becoming darker at
the flick of a wall switch.
She calls the L-3 sub-contract UDC has just received "very
significant." She is quite sure that the company is alone in working
on metal OLED technology. UDC has other defense contracts, although
Mahon is not sure what percentage of its work is for defense agencies.
The company also has contracts from the Department of Energy, for whom
it is working on white OLED technology for lights.
Congressman Rush Holt is making the official announcement of the L-3
sub-contract at UDC’s headquarters on Monday, July 19, at 11:30 a.m.
Boulevard, Ewing 08618. Steven Abramson, president. 609-671-0980; fax,
609-671-0995. Home page: www.universaldisplay.com
River Road, Suite 100, Cranbury 08512. Rick Reyes, logistics center
manager. 609-655-1400; fax, 609-409-2770. Home page: www.con-way.com
Con-Way Transportation Services renewed its lease for 233,478 square
feet at South River Road Park. Kenneth D. Lundberg of NAI James E.
Hanson represented the tenant, and Trammell Crow Company’s Paul
Torosian and Karen Iman represented the landlord, TIAA-CREF.
Founded in 1929, Con-Way is a third party logistics provider that does
warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, assembly, and
Road, Princeton 08540-0001. Michael Fitton, president & CEO.
609-720-6500; fax, 609-720-6550. Home page: www.capstarlearning.com
A division of Capstar, Experior Assessments LLC, has renewed its
contract for cosmetology examinations with the professional board in
Nevada. Experior produces national cosmetology examinations that offer
state-to-state reciprocity. It develops exams for such occupations as
insurance, real estate, construction, and food safety. Another
division of Capstar is the Chauncey Group. The not-for-profit
Educational Testing Service owns all the shares of the for-profit
Robbinsville 08691. Joseph Mo, chairman, CEO, and president.
609-208-9688; fax, 609-208-1868. Home page: www.nexmed.com
Schering AG of Germany has agreed to market the lotion, Alprox-TC,
developed by NexMed to help men with erectile dysfunction. If the
German drug company get the necessary approvals, the European Union
market could have lucrative sales, from $200 million to $500 million
annually, say officials of NexMed. Schering AG (as differentiated from
Schering-Plough of north Jersey), also has marketing networks in
Russia, the Middle East, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
For three years Alprox-TD has been sold in China and Hong Kong as
Befar cream. Founded in 1987, NexMed has yet to show a profit or to
introduce the drug to consumers in the United States. It needs to
complete an additional Phase III study before it can receive approval
from the Food and Drug administration.
Philip G. Stein, 62, on June 24. A measurement scientist, he had
worked at David Sarnoff Research Center and had his own consulting
firm. A service will be Saturday, July 24, at 11:30 a.m., with a
memorial at 1 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church in Pennington.
Dominick Solazzo, 58, on July 8. Most recently owner of Illusions in
Paint, a residential painting company, he previously had been manager
in the Pension Planning Department at Merrill Lynch on College Road.
William Stackpole, 78, on July 11. An attorney who also had a master’s
in psychology, he worked as a counselor at Right Associates and served
on the board of McCarter Theater and worked as a volunteer for
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.
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