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Life in the Fast Lane
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Steven R. Fox, the dentist and company CEO who hopes
that his Enamelon toothpaste will win a profitable niche in the oral
health care industry, compares himself to David, battling the toothpaste
industry Goliaths (U.S. 1, December 16, 1998). One of the bigger competitors
for Enamelon is another central New Jersey company, Church & Dwight
of North Harrison Street, with its Arm & Hammer brand.
Now Enamelon has announced a move that it claims will strengthen its
position: the hiring of former Church & Dwight executive Kim D. Hardingham
as president and chief operating officer. Fox, chairman and CEO of
Enamelon, noted in the official announcement that Hardingham has "substantial
product introduction and brand management experience" that should
be especially useful as the company begins "the national launch
of the whitening toothpaste."
The Enamelon brand is based on proprietary formulations and technologies
that the company believes will help whiten teeth and reintroduce minerals
to the tooth structure. At Church & Dwight Hardingham’s accomplishments
included helping launch Arm & Hammer dental care product line and
growing it to an 8 percent market share. If he can do the same with
Enamelon he will be flashing a bright smile indeed.
Meanwhile, a management move was announced at U.S. Dermatologics Inc.,
a Franklin Corner Road biotechnology firm. The new president and CEO
is D. Brooks Cole, formerly COO and president of Enamelon.
D. Brooks Cole has joined U.S. Dermatologics Inc. as president and
CEO. This young firm offers patented patch therapy for treating common
topical skin problems such as acne and fungal infections (U.S. 1,
June 17, 1998). Frank H. Barker, a Johnson & Johnson retiree who had
been president and CEO since 1997, is now the board chairman. Cole
has worked with the Vick Chemical Company, Avon Products, the Mentholatum
Company, and most recently with Enamelon.
In a letter to stockholders Barker noted that "per my agreement
with the Board of Directors when I joined U.S. Dermatologics in October,
1997, I have transitioned into a non-employee chairman’s role and
will assist Brooks with internal and external issues."
Road, Lawrenceville 08648. D. Brooks Cole, president. 609-219-1166;
Brook Corporate Center, Cranbury 08512. Steven Fox DDS, CEO. 609-395-6900;
fax, 609-395-7727. Home page: http://www.enamelon.com.
Manville 08835. Richard Kaufman, president. 908-685-2377; fax, 908-685-0088.
The biotech research and development firm moved from 100 Jersey Avenue
in New Brunswick last fall. It develops and markets unusual "in
vitro" diagnostic kits used by clinical laboratories to detect
Suite 305, Box 8738, Princeton 08543. Martyn Greenacre, president
and CEO. 609-720-0033; fax, 609-520-6692.
Delsys has received three more patents for Accudep, two involving
the electrostatic deposition of pharmaceutical powders and one involving
a dry powder inhaler. The privately held company, which also has laboratory
space on College Road, has eight issued patents.
Daniel Halpern has sold his publishing house to HarperCollins
and will take a job as executive editor of HarperCollins’ adult trade
division but will also be editorial director of an Ecco imprint. His
much lauded literary press was founded in 1971 and was augmented by
funds from Drue Heinz, wife of H.J. Heinz heir Jack Heinz. Halpern
made the press a for-profit enterprise and moved it to Hopewell
in 1991 (U.S. 1, December 4, 1991). At that time, he said that few
literary presses could survive without subsidy. By 1996 he had 11
employees and with revenues of $3 million was reporting the firm’s
first ever profit.
Best known for its literary acumen, two of Ecco’s poetry books have
won Pulitzers and one of its authors, Czeslaw Milosz, won a Nobel
prize. Ecco’s noted authors include John Ashbery, Paul Bowles, Jorie
Graham, Robert Hass, Tobias Wolff, and Joyce Carol Oates. Ecco publishes
some 50 books annually. In recent years the press has been diversifying
with books on cooking, gardening, and religion, and launching a children’s
series last September with Oates’ "Come Meet Muffin!"
Daniel Halpern, founder, editor-in-chief. 609-466-4748; fax, 609-466-4706.
Box 350, Princeton 08542. James B. Kilgore, president. 609-924-3244;
fax, 609-921-2714. Home page: http://www.pacpub.com.
Michelle Ruess has left her post as managing editor of the Princeton
Packet to be the press secretary for the district office of U.S. Representative
Rush Holt (Democrat, 12th district). Ruess had been managing editor
of New Jersey Reporter magazine, state capital correspondent for The
Record of Hackensack, and has covered the United States Congress for
the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She has also worked for daily newspapers
in Fort Wayne, Ft. Lauderdale, and Kansas City.
Holt also hired another member of the central New Jersey media scene:
John Weingart, formerly of the State Department of Environmental Protection.
Weingart is better known as the host of the Sunday night radio show,
Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio, which he is continuing on WPRB-FM.
Trenton 08650-0116. Tom and Tim Moonan, co-chairmen. 609-394-7500;
Tom and Tim Moonan have succeeded their mother, Joan Moonan, as chairman
of the private company, and they will share the title of co-chairmen.
Founded in 1881 as a printing company, the firm has 500 workers in
Trenton and 250 in Denver. For Fortune 500 companies it does direct
mailings, database operations, inventory management, and web applications.
Tom Moonan had been senior director of account management in Trenton
and Tim Moonan was senior vice president of operations. It has another
site in Robbinsville at 1100 Route 130 South.
Road, Princeton 08540. Bruce A. Siegel, general manager. 609-452-2400;
Paul Gray is the new director of sales at the 240-room Holiday Inn
Princeton. He has worked for Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, and most recently
for Novotel Princeton.
08691. Robert DePalmer, president. 609-208-0100; fax, 609-208-0922.
This 275-person firm is consolidating three operations at this new
Robbinsville location. The firm is vacating 90,000 feet at 28 Englehard
Drive in Centre Point Industrial Park, along with offices at 2 South
Middlesex Avenue and 161 Docks Corner Road in Dayton. Phone and fax
will be new. "We are reengineering the corporation and consolidating
at the same time, says Ron Davis, senior vice president.
Hann & DePalmer offers integrated marketing support services —
warehousing & distribution, inventory management, telemarketing, and
Center, 1275 Drummers Lane Suite 100, Wayne 19087. Gary Goldberg,
marketing director. 610-975-9533; fax, 610-975-9556.
Patricia Leuchten closed the branch office of this clinical research
organization at 195 Nassau Street and calls are being taken at its
headquarters office on the Main Line in Pennsylvania.
304, Princeton 08540-6237. Robert Shiver, president and CEO. 609-419-1222;
The publicly held wireless communications firm will close its Carnegie
Center office, in a consolidation of four companies, and move its
operating headquarters to Kansas City. It has 300 employees overall,
and the Princeton office had eight people, headed by Robert Shiver,
chairman and CEO. The stock trades as IDCC on the Nasdaq small cap
Intek Global makes dispatch communications equipment and operates
wireless networks and is commercializing linear modulation technology,
which increases the amount of voice and data traffic that can be handled
by wireless communications. In October it spent $12.2 million at government
auction to buy 181 new wireless airwave licenses for paging and taxi
or truck dispatch. It is working with the National Rural Telecommunications
Cooperative to help build a dispatch network for 900 rural utilities.
The corporate office moved from Moorestown to the Carnegie Center
in 1997. Calls are being taken at 212-949-4200.
He was a standardbred horse trainer.
at the Art Museum at Princeton from 1943 to 1983. A memorial will
be on March 12 at Bryn Mawr.
executive secretary at Firmenich, and owned Chambersburg Dance in
programmer at Kingston Trap Rock and owned Phil’s Tick Tock Shop in
Coast network system and applications development manager for IBM.
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