Start-Ups

Expansions

Crosstown Moves

Down-Sizing

Leaving Town

Management Moves

Deaths

Corrections or additions?

This article was prepared for the March 2, 2005 issue of U.S. 1

Newspaper. All rights reserved.

Life in the Fast Lane: Lenox

After 12 years of owning Lenox, Brown-Forman Corp. has said it might

sell its largest non-beverage subsidiary to focus on its spirits and

wines division. Goldman, Sachs & Co. has been hired to advise the

company, according to a news release.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Brown-Forman bought Lenox in 1983 for

about $413 million. The division includes Lenox-brand china, crystal

and collectibles, Dansk tableware and giftware, and Gorham silver,

crystal and china. With 2,850 employees worldwide, it has 300

employees in Central New Jersey.

Lenox Inc., Lenox Products Group (BFB), 100 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville

08648-2394. Jay Hanauer, CEO. 609-896-2800; fax, 609-895-0139. Home

page: www.lenox.com

Top Of Page
Start-Ups

Herbert Ames, former director of the Mercer County Division of

Economic Development, bought a 4,300 square foot building in Hamilton

Square from Richard Plumeri, rented the first floor to a law firm,

Roselli Griegel and Haumann PC, and started his own business, Devin

Group Inc.

"In March, 2003, the county executive, Bob Prunetti, said he would no

longer run," says Ames, "and I decided to go off on my own to do

business development, turnaround management, and real estate –

property management."

The son of a lab technician at Princeton University, he is a graduate

of Monmouth University. Ames, who is in his early 40s, had a sideline

as a professional actor and model for 19 years, doing a star turn on

the cover of U.S. News & World Report when he posed as a reporter

interviewing Ben Franklin at Independence Hall. Devin is the name he

uses in the theater and modeling world.

Ames plans to do organizational development, marketing, planning, and

real estate consulting. He is joined in the three-person office by

Cathy Tramontana, vice president of public affairs. Tramontana was,

for six years, executive director of the Workforce Investment Board,

and she has also worked at the Mercer County Improvement Authority. A

graduate of Rutgers Camden, she is obtaining a master’s in media

communications in an online program.

"We help companies with workforce issues to find resources, such as

customized training, to upgrade skills," says Tramontana. "Many

companies don’t know the program exists. They aren’t familiar with how

to get through the ins and outs, how to get the vendors onboard to

conduct the training, apply for a grant, and get the training to the

workplace. Many companies want someone helping them one-on-one,

following them through the process."

Workforce development, say Ames and Tramontana, is of the utmost

importance. "There will always be a need to educate young people about

the careers available," she says, "and many companies are willing to

invest community dollars into projects that will help them in the long

term."

"The question was, do I work for somebody or start my own business,"

says Ames. "I am a high energy person and decided to take the chance."

Devin Group Inc., 1337 Route 33, Box 2647, Hamilton Square 08690.

Herbert K. Ames. 609-631-8802; fax, 609-631-8803. Home page:

www.devingroupinc.net

Top Of Page
Expansions

Maselli Warren PC, 600 Alexander Road, First Floor, Princeton 08540.

Paul J. Maselli Esq., partner. 609-452-8411; fax, 609-452-8422. Home

page: www.maselliwarren.com

Maselli Warren PC, 341 Whitehorse Road, Hamilton 08690. 609-585-1300;

fax, 609-585-3030.

Maselli Warren has opened a second office on Whitehorse Road in

Hamilton. Paul Maselli, a Hamilton native, says the second office will

serve business and consumer clients who live and work in Hamilton and

Trenton. "Hamilton has enjoyed tremendous growth in the past few

years, with businesses and residents expressing a real need for

attorneys," he said in a statement.

The firm focuses on litigation, bankruptcy, real estate, municipal

court, business law, and employment law, among others, and in Hamilton

the attorneys will work in the areas of wills, estate planning,

consumer bankruptcy, divorce and family law, elder law and residential

real estate.

MCS Global Incorporated, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 525, Plainsboro

08536. Sashidhar Yendamuri, director sales. 609-936-0909; fax,

609-936-0930. Home page: www.mcsglobal.com

MC Squared has changed its name to MCS Global Inc. and moved from 750

square feet at Princeton Meadows Office Center to 2,500 square feet.

With 50 employees in the United States, four at this office, it is

recruiting in the areas of Java, SAS, and SAP for the pharmaceutical,

healthcare, banking, and financial industries. The larger office

offers space for consultant training.

Miller Branding, 2155 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville 08648. John

Miller, owner. 609-989-9600; fax, 609-989-9611. Home page:

www.millerbranding.com

Miller Branding, an advertising and branding agency that has been at

the Straube Center since 1999, moved from 103 West Franklin in

January. The eight-person company, founded in 1991 as Miller Business

Communications, has 3,000 square feet.

Send.com/ WindsorNet, 100 Canal Pointe Boulevard, Suite 204, Princeton

08540. Ranjan Wijesinghe. 609-720-0300; fax, 609-720-0505. Home page:

www.windsornet.com

WindsorNet has expanded its business plan to include a formidable

number of vertical E-commerce markets under the rubric www.send.com.

Addiction Treatment Providers Management Services Network Inc., 101

Interchange Plaza, Suite 102, Cranbury 08512. Jim O’Brien, executive

director. 609-395-2919; fax, 609-395-2949. Home page: www.atpnj.org

The addictions treatment agency expanded its five-person office from a

brownstone at 176 West State Street in Trenton to 2,400 square feet at

101 Interchange Plaza in Cranbury. Formed in 1997, it offers

professional education, training, advocacy, and related services to

enhance and expand the addiction treatment field. Jim O’Brien, the

executive director, is a Navy veteran and former firefighter who

recovered from alcoholism in 1979. He has been an addiction counselor,

project manager, and administrator, and he has been executive director

since 2001.

Interactions LLC, 4 Princess Road, Building 200, Suite 207,

Lawrenceville 08648. Michael Cloran, CEO. 609-658-8020; fax,

609-637-9762. Home page: www.interactions.net

Michael Cloran expanded his software tools company from a sublet space

in Suite 205 to a bigger office next door. Founded in 2002, the firm

has tools for customer contact centers.

Top Of Page
Crosstown Moves

Primo Tile & Marble Inc., 22 Route 130, Yardville 08620. Joseph

Giovannetti, president. 609-291-9910; fax, 609-291-9915.

The wholesale distributors of ceramic tile and marble moved from South

Gold Drive to Yardville; phone and fax are new.

Decitech Services, 34 Gervin Road, Lawrenceville 08648. Johann F. Lee,

president. 609-273-5306; fax, 609-613-5184. Home page:

www.decitech.biz

Johann Lee moved his IT company from shared space at Carnegie

Executive Center to Lawrence. The four-year-old business offers such

IT services as networking, point of sales systems, practice management

systems for medical offices, and also remote backup service,

Printek Printing and Imaging, 51 Everett Drive, Suite B-98, Princeton

Junction 08550. Dhiraj Visaria, owner. 609-799-4770; fax,

609-799-4771. Home page: www.eprintek.com

Printek moved from 29 Emmons Drive to 51 Everett Drive and has changed

its phone and fax. The owner, Dhiraj Visaria, has an electrical

engineering degree from the University of Bombay, Class of 1983, and a

master’s in computer engineering from Louisiana State University at

Baton Rouge. His company offers four-color Heidelberg Direct Imaging

Press, color copies, fiery prints, posters, high resolution output,

mounting and laminations, match prints, scanning, and desktop

publishing.

Pro:act Financial Services/Raymond James, 1540 Kuser Road, Suite A4,

Mercerville 08619. Scott R. Carpenter, president. 609-581-0700; fax,

609-581-2250. Home page: www.proactcapital.com

Scott Carpenter moved his financial planning business from 23 Route 31

North in Pennington to Kuser Road in Mercerville. Phone and fax are

new. A comprehensive asset manager and financial planning service, he

has a particular focus on athletes.

Top Of Page
Down-Sizing

Syska & Hennessy, 502 Carnegie Center, Princeton 08540-6237. Donald

Procz PE, senior vice president/managing director. 609-378-0235; fax,

609-936-0746. Home page: www.syska.com

Syska & Hennessy moved from 15,000 feet at 206 Carnegie to 7,000 feet

at 502 Carnegie, where it has 30 employees. Headquartered in New York

City, it does mechanical and electrical engineering, plumbing, and

fire protection.

Top Of Page
Leaving Town

WEB MD Practice Services, 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton

08540. 609-520-8320; fax, 609-520-8991. Home page: www.webmd.com

On Friday, March 4, the Alexander Road office of WEB MD Practice

Services will close and move to Parsippany, but most of the employees

will continue to work from home. The medical computer systems reseller

was founded by Joseph and Gloria Coyne under a different name. It was

bought by SciNet and bought again by WebMD, based in Tampa, Florida.

Bohlin Instruments Inc., 10 Southville Road, Southboro MA 01772.

508-480-0200; fax, 508-460-9692. Home page: www.malvern.co.uk

Bohlin Instruments, formerly located on Eastpark Boulevard in Cranbury

before moving to East Brunswick, has been sold to Malvern Instruments

and has moved to Massachusetts. It makes rheologic instruments,

rheometers and viscometers, that measure flow and deformation of

materials like ketchup and toothpaste.

FICOMP Systems Inc., 3 Barkley Court, East Brunswick 08816. Gary

Richman, president. 732-846-6330; fax, 732-238-4952. Home page:

www.ficompsystems.com

Formerly a network systems integration business that developed voice

recognition solutions, Ficomp has apparently moved from its East

Brunswick address. Its phone and fax are not operative, nor is its web

page, and it has no listed number in New Jersey. It was founded in

1977 (U.S. 1, March 27, 2002).

Medical Education for South African Blacks, 2370 Champlain Street NW,

Suite 12, Washington DC 20009-2633. 202-222-0050; fax, 202-222-0202.

Home page: www.mesab.org

Saul Levin has replaced James Scott as president and CEO of MESAB, and

the organization moved from George Street in New Brunswick to

Washington, D.C. raises funds for scholarships to needy students in

South Africa to improve health conditions for all South Africans.

Ortec International Inc. (ORTC), 3960 Broadway, New York 10032. Steven

Peltier, vice president. 732-745-1886; fax, 732-745-1893. Home page:

www.ortecinternational.com

Last year Ortec International, a development stage tissue engineering

firm, left its incubator space at the Technology Center of New Jersey.

Two years ago it had canceled its plans for taking 58,000 square feet

at the center, developed by the NJEDA, says CFO Ron Lipstein. The

company has 45 workers now.

"Our planned buildout didn’t occur," says Ron Lipstein, CFO. There was

a downsizing in May, 2000, and, what with the capital markets, there

were a lot of issues we were confronted with." Until nine months ago

it had had incubator space at the Technology Center.

Princeton Scientific Laboratories, 4105 Route 1, Suite 10, Box 297,

Monmouth Junction 08852-0297. Michael Fatigante. 732-329-4560; fax,

732-329-5665.

Michael Fatigante says he will move his lab to Virginia this month. He

does bacteriological testing for the cosmetic and food industries.

Waddell & Reed Inc. (Financial Services) (WDR), 4250 Route 1 North,

Suite 5, Monmouth Junction 08852. James DeRosa & Karen Ostarticki,

manager. 866-577-2598; fax, 973-644-3665. Home page: www.waddell.com

Waddell & Reed merged with another office and is located at 55 Madison

Avenue, Suite 360, Morristown 07960. Headquartered in Kansas, it

offers financial planning services.

Top Of Page
Management Moves

WWFM-Mercer County Community College, Box B, Trenton 08690. Jeffrey R.

Sekerka, general manager. 609-587-8989; fax, 609-586-4533. Home page:

www.wwfm.org

After nine years at the station, Jeffery R. Sekerka has been promoted

to general manager of WWFM, a 10-station, public radio network that

broadcasts classical music and public affairs programming throughout

the region and serves more than 120,000 listeners.

An alumnus of the University of Pittsburgh, he has a graduate degree

from Wharton School of Business and has worked for more than 10 years

as a financial manager and consultant. He came to WWFM Radio from

WQED-TV/FM in Pittsburgh in the mid-’90s.

Top Of Page
Deaths

Harvey J. Tesser DDS, 66, on February 17. He was the first dentist in

Montgomery Township.

William H. Cherry, 85, on February 19. A pioneer in superconductivity,

he had worked at RCA. A memorial service and reception will be Sunday,

March 6, at 1 p.m. at All Saints Church in Princeton.

Charles M. Hartman, 63, on February 22. He was a partner at a venture

capital firm, the C.W. Group. The funeral will be Friday, March 4, at

11 a.m. at the Church of St. Ann in Lawrenceville.

Thomas H. Johnson, 62, on February 26. He was an electrical

contractor.

Corrections or additions?


This page is published by PrincetonInfo.com

— the web site for U.S. 1 Newspaper in Princeton, New Jersey.

Facebook Comments