Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton 08541. 609-921-9000. Walt MacDonald, president. www.ets.org.
Kadriye Ercikan has been appointed vice president of statistical analysis, data analysis, and psychometric research within Educational Testing Service’s research and development division. Ercikan is currently a professor of measurement, evaluation, and research methods at the University of British Columbia.
When she assumes her new role in October, Ercikan will be responsible for data analysis and psychometric support of ETS’s major testing products and contracts, as well as for foundational and applied statistical psychometric research.
“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Ercikan is coming to ETS R&D,” said ETS CEO Walt MacDonald. “Her demonstrated thought leadership in several critical areas of educational measurement will be key in helping us meet our mission goals.”
Before joining the University of British Colombia in 1998, Ercikan was a worked for McGraw-Hill. Her work has resulted in six books and numerous publications.
GS1 US, 1009 Lenox Drive, Suite 202, Lawrenceville 08648. 609-620-0200. Bob Carpenter, CEO. www.gs1us.org.
GS1, the global standards organization based in Lawrenceville and Brussels, Belgium, has created a new standard for the Global Trade Item Number, an identification number that is printed on UPC bar codes of retail products and used for supply chain management.
The new GTIN management standard is meant to simplify the way products are identified. At the heart of the new standard are 10 unique product identification rules, condensed from 46, designed to help companies make faster and better-informed business decisions about when to change a GTIN.
The GTIN management standard is part of a larger industry initiative dedicated to making the rules for GTIN management and the sharing of data about minor product changes simpler and more effective.
Inventions Oasis, 6 Tall Timbers Drive, Princeton 08540. Sham P. Sundhar, founder. www.inventionoasis.com.
Inventions Oasis, a home-based research and development company on Tall Timbers Drive, is seeking a joint venture partner to help bring to market a new patent-pending product — the Sav-A-Lot — a commercial-grade milk and sugar dispenser designed for coffee shops and fast food restaurants.
The machine dispenses whole, skim, or half and half through a one-touch button or by lifting a lever. Three types of sweeteners (regular, Splenda, and Equal) are dispensed the same way.
The device uses solid state cooling chips developed by NASA to keep the milk cool, and the milk never touches any part of the dispenser, said inventor Sham Sundhar, who founded Invention Oasis 35 years ago.
Sundhar poses that a pound of loose sugar costs about $2, but a pound of packaged sugar costs a whopping $15. That’s a huge difference. In addition, people often grab a handful of packets for their personal use at a later date. Sav-A-Lot dispenses loose sugar one teaspoon at a time. The product is manufactured in Flemington.
“Consider this,” he says. “Starbucks alone has more than 22,000 shops, so the potential for sales is huge. And when companies find out that they can save on time, product loss and labor, the sky’s the limit,” Sundhar said.
Robert G. Stevens Attorney at Law, 947 State Road, Princeton.
Attorney Robert G. Stevens has closed his law office on State Road for medical reasons.
Ascension Center for Contemplative Psychology , 12 Roszel Road, Suite B 204, Princeton 08540. 732-684-9707. Loriann Haytas LCSW.
Ascension Center for Contemplative Psychology has left its Roszel Road office.
David N. Brown, 75, on July 9. He was employed by the state Department of Personnel and was a GED counselor for the Hamilton Township Adult School. He also founded Tai Tida Restaurant in Lambertville.
Anne Marie Lane, 71, on July 10. She worked for Richardson Realtors for many years.
Jacques Pankove, 93, on July 12. As an engineer at RCA Lab, Pankove was a pioneering developer of light emitting diodes (LED lights) and is credited with making important early discoveries in their development. He was born in Ukraine and studied engineering at Berkely and the University of Paris, eventually earning a doctorate in engineering.
William Paquin, 57, on July 9. He was head record appraiser at the Princeton Record Exchange.