#b#Name Changes#/b#

Finance of America, 3685 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-0020; fax, 609-586-4325. Frank J. Mancino, regional vice president. www.financeofamerica.com.

Gateway Funding, a home mortgage company based in Horsham, Pennsylvania, has been purchased by Blackstone and changed its name to Finance of America.

Trimax Americas, 125 Village Boulevard, Suite 270, Princeton 08540; 609-785-3030; fax, 888-841-6887. Jaspreet Bajaj, www.trimaxamericas.com.

IT consulting firm Dataglove has formed a joint venture with Trimax IT Infrastructure & Services. The new company is called Trimax Americas. As part of the name change, Dataglove moved from Canal Pointe Boulevard to Village Boulevard.

Trimax, an India-based company, has offices in several countries and says it has 3,300 employees. The joint company offers managed services, infrastructure management, app development, cloud services, and workforce management.

#b#Management Moves#/b#

Covance Inc. (CVD), 206 Carnegie Center, Princeton 08540-6681; 609-452-8550; fax, 609-452-9375. Joe Herring, CEO. www.covance.com.

Covance, a healthcare diagnostics company based in Carnegie Center, has chosen executive vice president Deborah Keller to succeed CEO Joe Herring. The company, in a letter to clients, did not announce a retirement date for Herring, who has been CEO of Covance for more than 10 years. Last year Covance was acquired by testing giant LabCorp for $1.6 billion.

Keller has worked at Covance for 25 years and is currently responsible for several lines of business at the company including discovery and clinical development. She has a bachelor’s in chemistry and accounting from Nazareth College and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Covance said Keller was working alongside Herring to prepare for the leadership transition.

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton 08542; 609-924-9529; fax, 609-924-7937. Leslie Burger, director. www.princetonlibrary.org.

The executive director of the Princeton Public Library, Leslie Burger, will retire from the organization in January after 16 years on the job.

“This is a bittersweet moment for the Princeton community,” said Kiki Jamieson, president of the library’s board of trustees. “We’re very happy for Leslie as she starts a new chapter of her life, but we will sorely miss her leadership, vision, hard work, and dedication to the Princeton community and public libraries in general.”

The library will search for a successor to Burger, who was credited with modernizing the library and emphasizing technology programs. She raised $25 million in private funds for the library, established a $10 million fund to support innovation, and oversaw the construction of the Sands building in 2004.

Phyllis Marchand, former mayor of Princeton Township, told a reporter that Burger turned the library into “the living room of our community.”

Burger said she and her husband, Allen, will turn their attentions to Library Development Solutions, their library consulting company, after she retires.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

BPG Management Corporation, 650 College Road East.

BPG Management, a property management company, has closed its College Road East office and the company is now run from Yardley.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Merrell Noden, 59, on May 31. He was a journalist who wrote stories for such publications as Sports Illustrated, People, and Princeton Alumni Weekly. He worked as a teacher and running coach in both Princeton and New York.

Irwin Gordon, 90, on June 15. He was a researcher at Sarnoff Research Center and helped develop color television. He was also president of the Jewish Center of Princeton and chairman of United Jewish Appeal.

Ai Moore, 90, on June 13. She worked for ETS, owned Handa Food Management, and taught cooking at the Princeton Y adult school. Relocated to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WWII, Moore went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.

Phyllis M. Simone (Dalton), 65, on June 16. She was co-owner of Hulit’s Shoes on Nassau Street in Princeton together with her husband, Charles V. Simone.

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