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New in Town: Cline Davis and Mann
Cline Davis and Mann, the Manhattan ad agency that
has to its credit the Viagra commercial featuring Bob Dole, has opened
a satellite office in the Carnegie Center, where it will focus on
accounts with Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Home Products Corp’s
Wyeth-Ayerst division, Jansen Pharmaceutica, and Johnson & Johnson.
The 16-year-old firm does advertising only for pharmaceutical
It added $17 million in new business since January.
The Princeton office will be run by three managing partners: Kyle
Barich, Gerry McLaughlin, and Ashley Schofield. While at CDM, Barich,
director of client services and a graduate of the University of
managed two of the biggest growing Pfizer brands — Norvasc, the
antihypertensive, and Cardura, another hypertension drug.
McLaughlin, the creative director of copy, launched his career at
CDM in 1990 after many years as a professional writer, working for
newspapers as well as documentary films. He worked on product launches
for Lipitor, Norvasc, Diflucan (an oral treatment for yeast
and Neumega, the first platelet growth factor in oncology. An amateur
magician, he graduated from the University of New Mexico.
Schofield, creative director of art, left the magazine world to join
CDM in 1993, where she worked on several product launches, as well
as commercials for Bain de Soleil and Ben Gay. She has a degree from
Syracuse University and now lives in Princeton.
Princeton. Kyle Barich, director of client service. 609-514-9292;
fax, 609-514-9393. Home page: http://www.clinedavis.com.
After 10 years at Educational Testing Service, including
five years as president, Nancy S. Cole has announced she will retire
in June. Cole says she promised her family — husband James W.
L. Cole, and their grown son — that by the year 2000 she would
move back to their home in Colorado and devote herself to skiing and
Still, the announcement — made at a scheduled two-day board
— came as a surprise to the ETS family. Board members were
expressing disappointment at her decision to leave and appreciation
for her accomplishments.
"ETS has built a sound financial foundation, we’ve completed a
record year with computer-based testing, we’ve increased our
to our customers, and ETS has continued to address important —
though often perplexing — issues facing education today, says
A. William Wiggenhorn, chair of the ETS board of trustees and
of Motorola University.
Cole has said she will stay until her successor is found, and a
has been formed to begin a national search. "We’re grateful Nancy
has agreed to remain until her successor is in place — allowing
ETS to continue to move forward with new initiatives and with no loss
in momentum," says Debra W. Stewart, vice chair of the search
committee and dean of the graduate school at North Carolina State
Cole is one of the highest ranking women in the greater Princeton
business community (U.S. 1, June 16, 1993). The daughter of Texas
public school teachers, Cole is a graduate of Rice (Class of 1964)
and has a PhD from the University of North Carolina. She taught at
the University of Pittsburgh, was dean of education at the University
of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and worked at ETS’s major competitor,
the American College Testing program (ACT), most recently as assistant
She came to ETS in 1989 as one of two executive vice presidents and
was appointed president in 1994, the fourth president in the
of the world’s largest private educational measurement institution.
Annually it administers more than 11 million tests in some 181
has an annual budget of $496 million, and it has more than 2,000
But she took over at a time when ETS had just had its first ever major
layoffs. In 1993 Cole’s predecessor, Gregory Anrig, laid off more
than 250 workers or nearly 10 percent of the workforce. This happened
because the federal government sharply reduced fees for processing
federal financial aid forms, effectively ending a 35-year contract.
Now Cole points to the organization’s "strong financial
and progress to a "break-even bottom line" after several years
for budget deficits
Cole says she believes she leaves ETS "well-positioned for the
tumultuous changes that all of education will likely face in the
years." She points to success in thinking about assessment in
new ways, "learning how to build and deliver assessment based
on the needs of users rather than relying on our traditional modes,
and learning how to produce assessments that yield information that
users most want and need." Among the new ideas put forward by
ETS is a new way for college admissions departments to consider the
test takers — by analyzing their backgrounds and creating a
for "strivers," students who are overcoming obstacles in their
background to achieve success.
Under Cole’s tenure, ETS completed a $75 million building program,
spun off its first for-profit subsidiary, the Chauncey Group, and
continued a strong forward push — with millions of dollars spent
for retooling — to computer-based testing. For instance, the last
paper test for the Graduate Record Examination was given in April,
1999, and the GRE’s writing assessment went online in October, 1999.
Last year ETS gave a computer-based test to the one-millionth person.
Robbinsville 08691. Frank Minella, director of business services.
609-890-2816; fax, 609-587-7345.
The association’s headquarters at 2 South Gold Drive will change a
warehouse type building into a modern 35,000 square foot operations
and communications center with a new facade. To be added are a
exercise room, fitness room, and showers. The building will house
the full-service travel center and insurance and automotive services.
The groundbreaking was in December.
Knoll, 08540. Sheldon Sandler, managing director. 609-252-1125; fax,
609-252-1322. Home page: http://www.belairpartners.com.
The investment banking firm is tripling its space, moving from 122
Commons Way to 4,000 square feet at 71 Tamarack Circle. Sheldon
the managing director of the six-person firm, specializes in
industry mergers and acquisitions.
Ken Brink, general manager. 609-737-9004; fax, 609-737-1494.
Blue Dot Services, which sells heating and plumbing systems, moved
from 1589 Reed Road to a bigger warehouse space across the street
at 1590 Reed Road. Headquartered in Florida, Blue Dot Services bought
National Service Pros in March 1999.
Campus Drive, University Square, Princeton 08543. John Dawidowski,
CEO. 609-951-0700 or 800-624-3312; fax, 609-275-4194.
The credit union — one of the fastest growing — has opened
its doors to workers at non-healthcare related companies in the
vicinity, or within 25 miles of its headquarters. Among its members
are a college, various trade associations, and some manufacturers.
It has $45 million in assets and more than 25,000 individual members.
After the banking regulations loosened the restrictions on credit
unions, HEFCU added such services stocks, mutual funds, IRAs, and
"We are telling employers of all sizes that this credit union
is a great employee benefit that doesn’t cost the employer a dime
to implement," says John Dawidowski, who has been CEO of the
union since 1985, when it was a two-person organization.
08691. Mark Gress, plant manager. 609-587-5800; fax, 609-587-6664.
To double its line of production of in-ground liners and covers for
pools, this manufacturing company moved from a 21,000-square-foot
space at 2 Marlen Drive to 2560 East State Street, Trenton, 08619,
where the company will have 42,000 square feet to work with. The phone
and fax numbers are the same.
Floor, Princeton 08540. Sonny Injaty, president. 609-243-0300; fax,
609-243-0380. Home page: http://www.mirronex.com.
This company has moved from 118 Tamarack Circle to 4390 Route 1. The
phone and fax numbers are new. It does networks and systems design
609-683-5475; fax, 609-683-5474.
Brian M. Cige has opened a satellite office in Princeton for his
law firm. His practice emphasizes employment law, general practice,
and civil litigation.
08540. 609-924-1115; fax, 609-924-5266.
James M. Farrell and John L. Thurman left Mason Griffin Pierson to
open their own office. They focus on labor and employment law.
2, Princeton 08540. Barbara M. Spalding, senior vice president.
fax, 609-497-1274. Http://www.bollingerinsurance.com.
Barbara Spalding has sold her 11-year-old insurance agency to one
of the state’s largest agencies and is now senior vice president of
Bollinger Inc. Bollinger is the 30th largest insurance agency in the
United States, and the 15th largest privately held agency. Based in
Short Hills and founded in 1876 it has 180 employees. Although it
is a full-service insurance agency, Bollinger focuses on insurance
products for students of all ages, amateur athletes, and golf and
Bollinger quintupled its premium volume in nine years, going from
$51 billion in 1990 to $250 billion in 1999. It insures more than
1 million students and student athletes, 2 million softball players,
1.7 million youth soccer players, 100,000 umpires and officials, and
900 golf and country clubs. Students can handle their insurance
using the company website.
Spalding Associates, with nine employees on Alexander Street, will
be a separate division and will continue to offer employee benefit,
life, and group insurance. "I felt this was an opportunity to
offer new and expanded services to our customers," says Spalding.
Spalding — the daughter of a marketing research analyst and an
Esquire magazine journalist — started out in the insurance
as an international expert. She majored in international studies at
Tufts, spent college terms in Paris and Tokyo, and has a master’s
degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
In one of her first jobs she was a political risk underwriter for
a major insurance firm, insuring United States businesses that were
investing overseas. At the time there was considerable unrest in Iran
and the Far East. "We had to determine what the characteristics
of the business were and how likely certain perils would occur —
such as government acts of expropriation or civil act of unrest."
At her own agency, she focuses on benefits packages for United
firms. "Now when I put together a benefits package for a
says Spalding, "I have a very broad perspective and the ability
to understand the needs of many different types of businesses."
Brunswick 08902. Doug Scott, senior vice president. 732-821-8540;
AVCO Financial Services has been sold to a firm in Dallas, Texas,
and is now known as the AVCO division of the Associates. As one of
13 full-service branches it does consumer, real estate, and mortgage
Lawrenceville 08648. James Bartolomei, partner. 609-396-2480; fax,
609-396-5974. Home page: http://www.bnccpa.com.
Park, Princeton 08540. Michael S. Pucciarelli, partner. 609-924-2641;
Forrester, Pucciarelli & Braddock, located in Research Park, and
& Croghan have joined forces and have a new name. The main office
will remain on Brunswick Pike, and the Research Park office will
as a branch. Another branch will be in Ocean Township.
In addition to a full range of accounting services, Bartolomei
will offer financial software program installation and training,
on tax issues and financial planning, help for new businesses to set
up a corporate finance structure, development of business plans, and
ongoing consultation services.
for the Autism Community Inc., 1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22,
Ewing 08638. Paul Potito, executive director. 609-883-8100; fax,
Paul Potito is the new executive director here. He was president/CEO
of the Center for Non-Profit Corporations, a 600-member umbrella
on Livingston Avenue in North Brunswick, and has been executive
of the Arc of New Jersey, the state’s largest advocacy and service
provider network for those with developmental disabilities. Potito
majored in sociology at Upsala College and has a master’s degree in
special education from Kean University.
Lawrenceville 08648. Ken Koreyva, president and CEO. 609-219-1111;
fax, 609-219-6727. Home page: http://www.miix.com.
The medical liability insurance provider has appointed Ken Koreyva
to president and CEO of the company. He had been acting CEO since
the former CEO, Daniel Goldberg, was arrested on drug possession
(U.S. 1, November 10, 1999).
Koreyva "spearheaded the company’s conversion and led us through
the entire process of going public," said Vincent Maressa, MIIX
Group chairman. "Through his efforts, we made the largest
of stock to our policyholders of any medical professional liability
insurer, with the average physician receiving $15,000 in stock."
An eight-year veteran of the MIIX Group, Koreyva had previously served
as executive vice president and CFO. The MIIX board also announced
that it had approved a separation agreement with Goldberg.
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville 08648. Mark Sandberg, dean.
609-896-5152; fax, 609-896-5304.
David A. Tierno, retiring chief human resources officer for Ernst
& Young, has volunteered to join Rider’s College of Business
as an executive advisor to the dean to help create the Center for
the Development of Leadership Skills. The CBA disseminated 4,000
to people representing different hierarchical levels to assess what
kind of skills lead to success and how to acquire those skills. The
results are due back at the end of January.
Square Commons, Box 3166, Titusville 08560-3166. Gene Klim, president.
609-818-9495; fax, 609-818-9496.
This manufacturing company for the chemical and pharmaceutical
has moved its sales office from 2135 Route 33 to a temporary,
office at 284 Jacobs Creek Road in Titusville. The phone and fax are
08540. 609-419-4000; fax, 609-987-9008.
The global consulting firm has closed its office at Suite 200, 103
Carnegie Center, but plans to reopen it in the near future — not
at 5 Vaughn Drive, as was reported earlier, but at 650 College Road.
Meanwhile, there is an operating office at 101 Eisenhower Parkway,
Roseland 07068, 973-403-6100.
08540. Kenn Pilczak, director of sales. 609-520-0606; fax,
The field sales office for Atmel Corp., manufacturers of
based in San Jose, moved from 101 Carnegie Center to 202 Carnegie
Center, Suite 103. Phone and fax are the same.
Building D, Pennington 08534-2896. Roque J. Calvo, executive director.
609-737-1902; fax, 609-737-2743. http://www.electrochem.org.
This 7,000-member society for advancing the theory and practice of
electrochemical and solid state science and technology has moved from
10 South Main Street to 65 South Main Street in Pennington.
08628. Min Fu Liao, owner. 609-883-9898; fax, 609-883-5906.
The seller of IBM-compatible computers moved from 2901 Brunswick Pike,
Route 1 Plaza. Phone and fax are the same.
400, Princeton 08540. J.C. Rolin, human resources manager.
This petrochemical process licenser will move from Overlook Center
to 650 College Road. It is a subsidiary of a French firm, IFP
of New York, and was formerly known as Hydrocarbon Research Inc.
609-924-7753; fax, 609-924-7743.
Frances Merritt, who had opened a law practice in Kingston in January
of 1999, has joined Stark and Stark at 993 Lenox Drive. Her new number
is 609-896-9060. She focuses on family and divorce law and mediation
and had worked with Katzenbach Gildea & Rudner (now Fox Rothschild)
and Wills, O’Neill & Mellk before opening her own practice.
08902. Dinesh K. Mittal, director-consulting division. 732-951-0701;
fax, 732-951-0704. Home page: http://www.unixpros.com.
The computer consulting firm moved from 3530 Route 27 in Kendall Park
to North Brunswick.
08520. Roger J. Mauro, president. 609-918-1100; fax, 609-918-1101.
Home page: http://www.visualmediagroup.com.
This multimedia design firm moved from 10 Jefferson Plaza to 113 Broad
Street in Hightstown. The phone and fax are new.
Building C-30, Princeton 08540. Dhiraj Visaria, owner. 609-520-8311;
This printer, formerly known as PrePress Xpress, has changed the name
to Printeek Printing and Imaging.
08619. Robin Levinson, president. 609-584-9330; fax, 609-584-9330.
Home page: http://www.trampsteamer.com/mcwc.
The Mercer County Writers’ Collective has changed its name to reflect
its makeup and mission. It has a membership of 50 people who make
their living using words. An online directory is available at the
of used car operations at Coleman Oldsmobile.
the law firm of Pellettieri, Rabstein and Altman at Nassau Park.
Gallery at the Princeton Shopping Center.
pub in Hamilton.
commissioner of banking and insurance and former state deputy attorney
Educational Testing Service.
accountant and financial manager with Bristol-Myers Squibb on Scudders
in J.C. Van Doren & Sons, a Hopewell lumber business.
at the firm of Pinto and Butler at Montgomery Knoll.
Cyanamid, translated technical documents, and wrote for U.S. 1
(see page 4).
old, in an airplane accident on January 4. He was a pilot with United
Airlines and she was a retired school librarian with Princeton
of the board of the Carrier Clinic and a former vice president and
director of planning at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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