Credit Union Expansions

Mortgage Moves

Name Changes

Contracts Awarded

Crosstown Moves

Expansions

New in Town

Medical Devices

Leaving Town

Deaths

Corrections or additions?

These articles by Barbara Fox were prepared for the June 29,

2005 issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.

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

Madison.

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

company.”

R. E. Disch Real Estate, 10 East Broad Street, Hopewell

08525. Raymond E. Disch, president/broker. 609-466-4666; fax,

609-466-4611. Home page: www.dischrealestate.com

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Credit Union Expansions

McGraw-Hill Employees Federal Credit Union, 120 Windsor

Center Drive, Box 699, Hightstown 08520-1412. Wayne J. Hudson II,

president and CEO. 609-371-4450; fax, 609-371-4054. Home page:

www.mcgrawhillefcu.org

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.

Healthcare Employees Federal Credit Union, 29 Emmons

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

lending.

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Mortgage Moves

Montgomery Mortgage Solutions Inc., 1330 Route 206,

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.

The Mortgage Store Inc., 196 Princeton-Hightstown Road,

Windsor Business Park, Building 2, West Windsor 08550. David

Robinovitz. 866-444-8202; fax, 609-936-1772. Home page:

www.mtgstore.us

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.

Equaloan Mortgage Services, 110 Stanhope Street,

Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton 08540. Christopher M. Bubny,

operations manager. 609-419-1640; fax, 609-419-1649. Home page:

www.equaloan.com

A mortgage office for Equaloan, a member of the Honest Mortgage

Lenders Network, opened at Forrestal Village in May.

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Name Changes

Sussna + Matz Architects PA, 53 State Road, Princeton

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

Princeton University.

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Contracts Awarded

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NVO), 100 College Road

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.

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Crosstown Moves

Computer Vision Technology Inc., 448 Whitehead Road,

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

projectors.

Robert A. Obler, 3131 Princeton Pike, Building 3D, Suite

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.

Princeton Financial Care Services LLC, 114 West Franklin

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:

www.princetonfcs.com

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

management.

Union Switch and Signal, 240 Princeton Avenue, Suite 200,

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.

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Expansions

All the World’s a Stage, 20 Nassau Street, Suite 209,

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

harassment.

Glen Eagle Advisors LLC, 240 Princeton Avenue, American

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.

Princeton Insurance Agency Inc., 1330 Route 206, Suite I,

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.

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New in Town

Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing, 3490 Route 1 North, Building

4, Princeton 08540. Jerry Marcello. 609-851-0003. Home page:

www.fhtm.net

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

Center.

Microagility, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 1116, Plainsboro

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.”

Plus NJ, 9-E Princess Road, Lawrenceville 08648. Denise

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.

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Medical Devices

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.

Small Bone Innovations, 505 Park Avenue, 14th Floor New

York, NY 10022, 212-583-0370; fax, 212-826-9509. Shawn T. Huxel.

www.totalsmallbone.com

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Leaving Town

Born-Air Freight Corp., 1595 Reed Road, Box 7567, West

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.

F. Schumacher & Company, 102 Melrich Road, South

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.

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Deaths

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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