Paulaur Corp., 105 Melrich Road, South Brunswick Industrial Park, Cranbury 08512; 609-395-8844; fax, 609-395-8850, www.paulaur.com.
Colorcon Inc., a Harleysville-based company, has purchased a specialty sugar-based ingredient business from Paulaur Corp, a South Brunswick Industrial Park-based company best known for making nonpareils.
Colorcon bought the rights to Paulaur’s Suglets product line, which are spheres of sugar used in pharmaceutical products including extended-release capsules and tablets. Paulaur also makes other sugar toppings and ingredients including sprinkles and corn syrups. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Trenton-Mercer Airport, 1100 Terminal Circle Drive, Suite 301, West Trenton 08628; 609-882-1600; fax, 609-771-0732. www.iflyttn.com.
County Executive Brian Hughes has announced plans to redesign and rebuild Trenton-Mercer Airport’s 50-year-old passenger terminal.
At his annual “State of the County” address delivered January 21, Hughes said the county has made $7 million of improvements to the airport since Frontier began flying there in 2012, and that it would make more upgrades to improve the facilities.
He said the terminal was too small to handle further growth and that the county “will expedite the planning process and move aggressively to design and build a passenger terminal that will meet our needs for today and into the future. The return on our investment will be very positive.”
Kompass, 14 Washington Road, West Windsor; 609-469-0578; fax, 609-490-1562. Christian Hartmanshenn, CEO. us.kompass.com.
Kompass, a multinational mailing list, marketing, and advertising company, has moved its U.S. headquarters from Millstone Road to Washington Road.
Title Authority, 12 Roszel Road, Suite C-206, Princeton 08540; 609-759-1218; fax, 609-751-0188. Charles Liu, http://TitleAuthority.org.
Title Authority, a title company, has moved from Princeton-Hightstown Road to Roszel Road.
YingHua International School, 33 River Road, Princeton 08540; 609-3758015. Kristin Epstein, director. www.yhis.org.
YingHua International School, a school for Mandarin Chinese-speaking students, is planning a move from River Road to a historic property in Kingston.
Renovation is currently under way at the historic Laurel Avenue School on Laurel Avenue and Union Street in Kingston, which is owned by Franklin Township and has been unoccupied since 1997.
A nonprofit group, the Tuchman Foundation, is redeveloping and renovating the 13-classroom building for nonprofit use, and plans to lease it to YingHua once construction is done in the summer of 2016. The school is an English-Chinese immersion school for about 70 preschool, elementary, and middle school students.
Kendall Park Learning Center, 43 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction. www.kplcteach.com.
Kendall Park Learning Center, a provider of tutoring and afterschool programs, has closed its Princeton-Hightstown Road location while continuing to operate its Kendall Park location. A representative of the company said it is looking for another office in the Princeton area.
Priworks, 329-B Princeton-Hightstown Road, Cranbury. www.priworks.com.
Priworks, a website and e-commerce company, has left its office on Princeton-Hightstown Road and moved to Manalapan.
Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies, 675 Route 1 South, Technology Center of NJ, North Brunswick 08902; 732-729-0022; fax, 732-745-7270. Dan Shatinsky, manager. www.njtechcentre.com.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has appointed five people to serve as its second group of Executives-in-Residence (EIRs), mentoring and advising emerging technology companies at the Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT) on Route 1 in North Brunswick. Developed in collaboration with BioNJ, the EIR program is designed for high-level biotechnology executives currently in transition.
“New Jersey’s technology ecosystem invites and encourages mentorship and collaboration between established life sciences executives and up-and-coming biotechnology companies,” EDA CEO Melissa Orsen said. “The EIR Program harnesses that collaborative energy to benefit the next generation of entrepreneurs.”
“We are excited for the second round of EIRs,” said Debbie Hart, president and CEO of BioNJ. “The growth of New Jersey’s life sciences ecosystem relies on collaboration and mentorship and this program fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and advancement.”
The newest round of EIRs includes:
Gary Esterow, formerly of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Sathapana Kongsamut, formerly of Sanofi, Loralyn Mears, formerly of DTZ, Roland Staal, formerly of Lundbeck Research, and Richard Winneker, formerly of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The selected executives will mentor and coach CCIT’s promising companies through weekly office hours, during which CCIT tenants can seek advice on a variety of topics as they grow their companies. Each executive will also offer a lecture on a topic relevant to entrepreneurship.
#b#Former Theater Head Sentenced for Fraud#/b#
The former owner of the Bucks County Playhouse has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for insurance fraud. Ralph Miller was found guilty by a federal jury in May of making false claims on high-end lighting and other theater equipment he said was damaged in a 2006 flood.
An investigation by the Cape Cod Times found that Miller had collected insurance payments for three other properties in Bucks County, Woodstock, New York, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts between 1984 and 1994.
Miller owned the Bucks County Playhouse, a New Hope landmark, until 2010 when a bank foreclosed on it. Concerned theater lovers and philanthropists formed a nonprofit group, the Bucks County Playhouse Conservancy, to save the theater and ultimately reopened it in 2012. (U.S. 1, July 3, 2012.)
John Kavalos, 62, on January 11. He was an artist and teacher at Princeton High School for the last 20 years.
William Russell Sheppard, 67, on January 15. He was a salesman for 30 years for various car dealerships.
Michael Alexander, 55, on January 16. He was a sales representative for Audi Volkswagen in Cranbury.
Theodore Roberts, 64, on January 19. He was employed by Fyr-Fyter Sales and Service in Pennington.
Leslie Browne, 65, on January 20. He was a scientist who was most recently CEO of Sevion Therapeutics in Bridgewater, where he was developing a treatment for the same blood cancer that ended his life.
Sharon L. Kubiak, 60, on January 20. She was a health educator who retired in 2010 from the state Health Department.