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Life in the Fast Lane
After working in commercial real estate for several years, Ray Disch
has opened his own real estate office in Hopewell. A graduate of
Cornell, Class of 1980, Disch is known in Princeton as the person who
established Triumph Brewery as a brew pub on Nassau Street in 1995. In
1997 he had a company, PowerWorks LLC, to operate in the energy
deregulation space. Three years ago he went to work with Paul McArthur
at Trillium Real Estate Advisors on Princeton Avenue in Hopewell.
His new company will focus on both residential and commercial real
estate, and he is joined by Tom Knight, Lynn Wildenboer, and Guy
The new office is just down East Broad Street from Art’s Garage,
a.k.a. Steel Wings (U.S. 1, June 22). Disch brokered the sale of that
garage building to Robert Burt when he was with Trillium.
“My office is a wonderful space, a Victorian house next to Dana
Communications,” says Disch, a Hopewell resident. “This is one of only
two houses in Hopewell Borough that have ceiling-to-floor windows.” He
is offering his conference room, after hours, to community groups.
Disch’s father was in the construction business, and he had a company,
also named R.E. Disch, in Kearney. Says Disch: “I even borrowed his
colors, red and yellow with a little block, for both Triumph and this
08525. Raymond E. Disch, president/broker. 609-466-4666; fax,
609-466-4611. Home page: www.dischrealestate.com
Center Drive, Box 699, Hightstown 08520-1412. Wayne J. Hudson II,
president and CEO. 609-371-4450; fax, 609-371-4054. Home page:
A $5.3 million building, scheduled to open July 8, will replace the
headquarters of the credit union on Route 571. Set on five acres, the
two-story, 20,000 square-foot building has a drive-through window. The
not-for-profit, member-owned credit union has home banking and bill
payer service (800-226-6428).
About 40 people work at this office, which has more than 12,500
members nationally. In addition to employees for McGraw Hill, those
who work for 50 other companies — such as the YWCA of Princeton and
Gillespie Advertising — can join this credit union.
McGraw Hill has three branches of the credit union in New York and may
soon open one in London.
Drive, Suite C-40, Box 1, Princeton 08543-0001. John Dawidowski CPA,
CEO. 609-951-0700; fax, 609-275-4194. Home page: www.hefcu.com
The main office of the healthcare credit union expanded with an April
move from 5,000 square feet at University Square to 6,200 square feet
at 29 Emmons Drive, Suite C-40. The fax and phone did not change. The
mailing address for remittances is HEFCU, PO Box 27508, Newark NJ
07101-8708. The University Square location was convenient to the New
Jersey Hospital Association, the credit union’s original sponsor, but
the lease expired and more room was needed. The Emmons Drive office
was chosen as a less expensive and more accessible location.
The credit union — one of the fastest growing — has opened its doors
to workers at non-healthcare related companies in the Princeton
vicinity, or within 25 miles of its headquarters. After the banking
regulations loosened the restrictions on credit unions, HEFCU added
such services as stocks, mutual funds, IRAs, and performance-based
Village Shopper, Skillman 08588. Zibha Singh, president. 609-430-2999;
fax, 609-924-7580. Home page: www.imontgomerymortgage.com
Montgomery Mortgage expanded within the building at the Village
Shopper in June. It brokers residential mortgages in New Jersey and
Pennsylvania, and it is a licensed banker in New Jersey. It has an
affiliate call center.
Windsor Business Park, Building 2, West Windsor 08550. David
Robinovitz. 866-444-8202; fax, 609-936-1772. Home page:
The Mortgage Store Inc., has expanded from Hillsborough to 196
Princeton-Hightstown Road. The company, managed by David and Bryan
Robinovitz, provides residential and commercial mortgages. Phone and
fax are new.
Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton 08540. Christopher M. Bubny,
operations manager. 609-419-1640; fax, 609-419-1649. Home page:
A mortgage office for Equaloan, a member of the Honest Mortgage
Lenders Network, opened at Forrestal Village in May.
08540-1318. Robert Sussna AIA, president. 609-924-6611; fax,
609-924-5230. Home page: www.sussna-matz.com
Robert Sussna has merged his practice with one in New York City and is
now known as Sussna + Matz Architects. Charles Matz will retain his
Manhattan office but the headquarters will be on State Road.
A graduate of Cornell University, Sussna has taught at Columbia and
the College of New Jersey, and he is a member of the American
Institute of Architects. He belongs to the board of directors at
Enable. Focusing on the renovation of high-tech, healthcare,
educational, and office building, his clients, present and past,
include the Lawrenceville School, the federal defense department, PNC
Bank, Rhone Poulenc, Siemens, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GE, IBM, J&J,
Lockheed Martin, and Verizon. He has done more than 30 projects for
West, Princeton 08540-6213. Martin Soeters, president. 609-987-5800;
fax, 609-987-5394. Home page: www.novonordisk-us.com
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, long-acting
form of insulin for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, made by Novo Nordisk.
The benefits of this drug, Levemir, are said to be its 24-hour
duration and its small effect on weight change.
Building 3, Hamilton 08619. Rich Garton, president. 609-584-8484; fax,
609-584-1902. Home page: www.cvt1.com
Rich Garton moved his firm, Computer Vision Technologies, from 3 Nami
Lane to Whitehead Road and Sixth Avenue on June 1. The firm does
repair and sales of monitors, computers, printers, notebooks, and
200, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-896-1321; fax, 609-896-3184.
Criminal trial attorney Robert A. Obler has left his former office and
is now leasing space in the offices of Markowitz, Gravelle at 3131
Princeton Pike. He has a new phone and fax.
Avenue, Straube Center K-114, Suite K-4, Box 795, Pennington 08534.
Hilly Berlin CPA, partner. 609-730-0067; fax, 609-730-0097. Home page:
Hilly Berlin and Barbara Kady have moved their elder care assistance
firm to a new address within the Straube Center. Phone and fax remain
the same, but the mailing address is a box number. Berlin is a CPA,
and the firm, founded in 2003, offers financial organization and
Hamilton 08619. Allan Zambarelli, director. 609-631-8600; fax,
609-631-8667. Home page: www.switch.com
Union Switch and Signal has moved from Washington Park, where it
occupies the entire second floor of Building 7, to 6,760 at American
Metro Center. Phone and fax are new. This is the engineering office
for a 130-year-old company that designs, manufactures, and installs
railroad signal equipment.
Princeton 08542-3211. Julia Poulos, principal. 609-683-8824; fax,
609-279-1778. Home page: www.savvypresentations.com
Julia Poulos expanded her 12-year-old public speaking and presentation
skills training business from 33 Witherspoon Street to a two-room
suite at 20 Nassau Street. “This space is much better for individual
coaching because I have all the equipment — video cameras and
computers — here, and it is very private,” she says. Poulos does
on-site workshops, seminars, and executive coaching in presentation
and communication skills, management skills, and prevention of sexual
Metro Center, Suite 204, Hamilton 08614. Robert Less, director
compliance operations. 609-631-823.
Glen Eagle Advisors, a small regional broker and dealer firm, has
moved to from 134 Princeton Pike to American Metro Center in Hamilton,
and has a new phone number. Advisors is owned by Glen Eagle
Investments, which can be reached at the same number.
Skillman 08558. Shekhar Kuckreja, owner. 609-430-4744; fax,
609-430-4722. Home page: www.princetoninsure.com
Shekhar and Neera Kuckreja have moved the Princeton Insurance Agency,
Inc., a seven-year-old firm, from their home to an office at 1330
Route 206, Suite 1, in Skillman.
Shekhar Kuckreja has 16 years of experience in the insurance industry,
most of it from working at MetLife. He majored in Saint Stephen’s
College of Delhi University (Class of 1973) and has an MBA from Delhi
University. He sells all types of insurance, including life, health,
auto, home, commercial and business.
4, Princeton 08540. Jerry Marcello. 609-851-0003. Home page:
Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing, founded by Paul Orberson in Lexington,
Kentucky as a network marketing company, sells Internet, satellite TV,
paging, and voice messaging services to end-users, through independent
representatives. In June it opened an office at Princeton Service
08536. Sajid Khan. 609-716-9020. Home page: www.microagility.com
This boutique project management office moved from Parlin to Princeton
Meadows Office Center. Working with Fortune 1000 companies, it
partners with such firms as KGF Associates, Linxgen, and Pore
Networks. Among its clients are Aetna, Baltimore G&E, Bank of Canada,
Corning Inc., Fleet Bank, Florida Power and Light, Pricewaterhouse
Coopers, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, and TD Waterhouse.
Several calls to the company were not returned. According to the
website, “MicroAgility provides consulting services to industries,
from developing sound strategies to aligning organizations with their
objectives. The firm uses a proprietary approach, frameworks, and
rigorous analysis — both quantitative and qualitative.”
Chalk, director clinical service. 609-895-8855; fax, 609-671-0794.
Home page: www.plusnj.com
A day program providing rehabilitation of persons who have suffered
traumatic brain injuries has moved to Princess Road.
In three years Shawn T. Huxel has founded two medical device firms.
Six months after he founded it, his second company, Xtremi-T, was
bought by Manhattan-based Viscogliosi Bros. LLC in February. Now known
as Small Bone Innovations (SBI), it does orthopedics, instrumentation
and implants for small bones and joint surgery, and it is slated to
move to Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
The son of a retired United States Air Force NCO, Huxel is an engineer
from Hofstra, Class of 1987, with graduate credits in engineering from
Rutgers and a master’s degree and MBA from NJIT. He worked at Stirn
Industries as well as for Johnson & Johnson, and then he consulted in
biomaterials and urology before opening his first business, Osseus
LLC, in 2002. The first product was a hard tissue fixation device to
repair fractured bones.
The co-founder of Osseus was Dean Cole, a Florida-based trauma surgeon
who invents orthopedic implants. Huxel exited from Osseus in May,
2004, and formed the second company the following month. Dick
Woodbridge of Synnestvedt Lechner & Woodbridge on Nassau Street is
Huxel’s intellectual property attorney (U.S. 1, February 18, 2004).
Huxel is now vice president of business development of Small Bone
Innovations, a $15 million company with about 100 global employees
owned by Viscogliosi Bros. (VB).
VB is a new company formed in 1999 by merchant bankers, and it aims to
create a single source of small bone and joint implant products. VB
claims to be the first venture capital/private equity and merchant
banking firm dedicated to the musculoskeletal/orthopedics sector of
the health care industry.
VB’s SBI division has a portfolio of FDA-approved implants to treat
both small bone & joint degenerative diseases and trauma patients.
Thanks to three recent acquisitions, including Huxel’s, it has a
pipeline of 40 products under development and has two recent Food and
Drug Administration approvals.
York, NY 10022, 212-583-0370; fax, 212-826-9509. Shawn T. Huxel.
Trenton 08628-7567. Charles “Chip” Packard, co-owner. 609-737-8200;
fax, 609-737-2482. Home page:
Born-Air Freight has closed, and no working telephone is available
from directory assistance.
Brunswick Industrial Park, Cranbury 08512. Bill McDonald, manager.
609-395-4200; fax, 609-395-4249.
New York-based F. Schumacher & Company has closed its distribution
facility in the South Brunswick Industrial Park, which housed and
distributed historic-reproduction wallpapers to national wall covering
accounts like Lowes and Home Depot. The inventory has been
consolidated into an existing facility in Richburg, South Carolina.
“The wall covering industry has been consolidating for the past 5 to
10 years and sales have fallen off,” said Jim Hinthorn, F.
Schumacher’s senior vice president of human resources. At one point
the Cranbury facility had 100 workers.
John T. Henderson Jr., 75, on January 22. He grew John T. Henderson
Realtors Inc., founded by his father in 1953, into a 12-office
company, selling it in 1998 and the founding the Princeton Real Estate
Group LLC in 2001.
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