Crosstown Move

Patents Noted

Ecco Press Sold

Management Moves


Leaving Town


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Life in the Fast Lane

These articles were published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on

February 24, 1999. All rights reserved.

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."

U.S. Dermatologics Inc. (USD), 133 Franklin Corner

Road, Lawrenceville 08648. D. Brooks Cole, president. 609-219-1166;

fax, 609-219-1188.

Enamelon Inc. (ENML), 7 Cedar Brook Drive, Cedar

Brook Corporate Center, Cranbury 08512. Steven Fox DDS, CEO. 609-395-6900;

fax, 609-395-7727. Home page:

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Crosstown Move

Specialty Assays Inc., 1117 Kennedy Boulevard,

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

human disease.

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Patents Noted

Delsys Pharmaceutical Corporation, 5 Vaughn Drive,

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.

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Ecco Press Sold

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!"

Ecco Press, 100 West Broad Street, Hopewell 08525.

Daniel Halpern, founder, editor-in-chief. 609-466-4748; fax, 609-466-4706.

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Management Moves

The Princeton Packet Inc., 300 Witherspoon Street,

Box 350, Princeton 08542. James B. Kilgore, president. 609-924-3244;

fax, 609-921-2714. Home page:

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.

The Hibbert Group, 400 Pennington Avenue, Box 8116,

Trenton 08650-0116. Tom and Tim Moonan, co-chairmen. 609-394-7500;

fax, 609-392-1237.

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.

Holiday Inn Princeton, 4355 Route 1 South at Ridge

Road, Princeton 08540. Bruce A. Siegel, general manager. 609-452-2400;

fax, 609-452-2494.

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.

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Hann & DePalmer, 4 Applegate Drive, Robbinsville

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

database management.

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Leaving Town

The Covalent Group Inc., 1 Glenhardie Corporate

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.

Intek Global Corp., 214 Carnegie Center, Suite

304, Princeton 08540-6237. Robert Shiver, president and CEO. 609-419-1222;

fax, 609-419-1221.

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.

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Robert M. Kolachik, 48, of East Windsor, on February 13.

He was a standardbred horse trainer.

Frances Follin Jones, on February 13. She was a curator

at the Art Museum at Princeton from 1943 to 1983. A memorial will

be on March 12 at Bryn Mawr.

Noreen Tuccillo Freedman 40, on February 16. She was an

executive secretary at Firmenich, and owned Chambersburg Dance in


Philip J. Delorme, 57, on February 17. He was a computer

programmer at Kingston Trap Rock and owned Phil’s Tick Tock Shop in


Kenneth G. Kramli Sr., 57, on February 18. He was East

Coast network system and applications development manager for IBM.

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