Two companies – one big, one small – have left Princeton, taking with

them more than 180 jobs. Xerox Corporation closed its office at

Princeton Overlook to move to another New Jersey location, and a

growing software developer, Interactions LLC, is moving out of the

state.

Interactions LLC, founded on Princess Road, has almost completed its

move to Carmel, Indiana, where it hopes to employ 190 workers by the

end of next year. It is receiving hefty financial support from the

city and the state, but personal reasons helped instigate the move.

Both Michael Cloran, the CEO, and Jim Dreher the president, have

family connections in the area.

Interactions develops computer software programs for call centers and

aims to change the "interactions" between the caller and the answerer.

Founded in 2002 by former RCN employees, the firm has software tools

for the customer contact center industry. When it expanded from sublet

space to its own space in 2005, a spokesperson declined to be

interviewed on the record, citing patent concerns. "We are swinging

for the fences, trying to change the industry radically," he said.

The company has 57 employees in Carmel plus 38 others based elsewhere.

It could receive up to $215,000 in training grants and $5.5 million in

tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. It is also

getting tax breaks, over an eight-year-period, from the city of

Carmel.

The company traded proximity to New Jersey’s universities to tap

talent from such colleges as Purdue, Indiana, Notre Dame and Indiana

State.

Interactions LLC, 14390 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Suite 205, Carmel, IN

46032; 317-810-2800; fax, 317-569-1041. Michael Cloran, CEO. Home

page: www.interactions.net

Xerox Exits Princeton

Xerox, the Document Company (XRX), 10 Woodbridge Center Drive, Fifth

Floor, Woodbridge 07095; 732-750-7500. Mark Conlan, vice president,

general manager. www.xerox.com

On Friday, September 22, Xerox vacated 35,000 square feet on the third

floor at Princeton Overlook, and 110 of the 130 employees in that

office (all of them are salespeople) are working out of home offices.

"We have gone virtual," says a spokesperson.

The 20-person administrative team from the Princeton Overlook office

opened a new office in Woodbridge., which will have a demonstration

area.

The company also has an office in Morris Plains.

New in Town

Acqueon Technologies Inc., 600 Alexander Road, Princeton 08540;

408-433-5295. Home page: www.acqueon.com

Acqueon Technologies has opened an office on Alexander Road; no

Princeton number is available. The headquarters is in Milpitas,

California.

The company offers a suite of customer interaction management

products, and its software developers and support engineers focus on

the telecommunications and IT industries.

Agile Therapeutics Inc., 366 Wall Street, Princeton 08540;

609-683-1880. Thomas M. Rossi, president. Home page:

www.agiletherapeutics.com

Agile Therapeutics Inc., which develops pharmaceutical products using

a proprietary transdermal drug delivery technology, has opened an

office in Princeton.

Its lead product is a seven day contraceptive patch, currently in

phase II clinical testing.

Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., 101 College Road East, Second

Floor, Princeton 08540; 609-452-2299; fax, 609-452-8866. Gary Johnston

CFP, senior financial advisor. Home page: www.ameriprise.com

Ameriprise Financial Services, spun off as an independent company from

American Express Financial Services in 2005, recently opened an office

in Princeton.

The company offers financial advisory services and investment

opportunities, with a focus on retirement planning. The firm also

provides workplace financial education to corporations and other

institutions.

CLS Pharmaceuticals, 11 Deer Park Drive, Suite 206A, Monmouth Junction

08852. 732-485-9700; fax, 609-587-0762. Home page: www.clspharm.com

CLS Pharmaceuticals is occupying temporary space at 11 Deer Park

Drive. The company develops novel ophthalmic drugs.

Directravel Princeton, 107 Rockingham Row, Forrestal Village,

Princeton 08540; 201-847-2111; fax, 201-847-2112. Gail Boyer, vice

president, administration. Home page: www.dt.com

Directravel is moving one of its Edison offices to Princeton in

October to become Directravel Princeton. The travel management company

will have seven employees.

WCD Consultants, 7 Tree Farm Road, Suite 206, Pennington 08534;

609-730-0007; fax, 609-730-0011. Chip D’Angelo, owner.

WCD Consultants, an environmental consulting management firm

incorporated in 2002, recently opened an office in Pennington. Owner

Chip D’Angelo has been in similar businesses for 26 years.

HCR: Handex Consulting & Remediation LLC, 24 Abeel Road, Monroe

Township 08831; 609-409-6999; fax, 609-409-7453. Tom Kady, president,

northeast. Home page: www.handex.com

Handex Consulting & Remediation, an environmental remediation and

consulting firm, opened an office in Monroe Township. The firm is a

contractor for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Leaving Town

Feinstein Kean Healthcare (WPPGY), 33 Wood Avenue South, Suite 600,

Metro Park Center, Iselin 08830; 732-603-3892. Michael Lampe, senior

vice president. Home page: www.fkhealth.com

Feinstein Kean Healthcare has moved its Forrestal Village office to

Iselin. Based in Cambridge, the

company provides communications services to biotech and pharma clients

(U.S. 1, October 20, 2004). Beth Kramli, formerly with Feinstein Kean

in Princeton, is now with Marina Marr Communications in Manhattan

(212-485-6848).

Campaign To Save the Environment, 55 Princeton-Hightstown Road,

Princeton Junction.

Campaign to Save the Environment has moved. The phone number is

disconnected.

CCR Search & Abstract Agency Inc., 1905 Route 33, Concord Square,

Hamilton Square 08690; 609-587-1333; fax, 609-587-9302.

The title search company has moved. Attempts to reach the company by

phone yielded an answering message with the suggestion to contact a

nonexistent extension.

ValPak Direct Marketing, www.valpak.com

Valpak Direct Marketing has closed its Whitehorse-Mercerville Road

office as part of a reorganization of the mid-New Jersey region

earlier this year. The Hamilton area will be covered by the regional

operations now based in Freehold.

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