#b#Amazon Leases Space at Exit 8A#/b#

The online retailing giant, which established a distribution center in Robbinsville in 2012, has pre-leased 922,043 square feet for a second central New Jersey location at 2 Brick Yard Road in Cranbury. The company is advertising for jobs in its new location, posting warehouse associate positions for $13.50 to $14 an hour.

Amazon is also planning to open new sites in Edison and Logan in Gloucester County, and told reporters that together, the three locations will employ 2,500 full-time workers. The Cranbury location will specialize in shipping larger items like music equipment, sports gear, and patio furniture, while the Edison fulfillment center will ship smaller packages.

Amazon is posting job listings for the new locations at www.amazondelivers.jobs.

In other warehouse leasing news, DMG leased 607,739 square feet at 1242 Cranbury South River Road.

#b#Management Moves#/b#

First Bank (FRBA), 2465 Kuser Road, Hamilton 08690. 609-528-4400. Patrick L. Ryan, CEO. www.firstbanknj.com.

First Bank has named two new members of its board of directors: Doug Borden, a partner of Borden Perlman Insurance Agency, and Michael E. Salz, of Linden Bulk Transportation.

Borden was an original investor in the First Bank recapitalization of 2008 and was previously a longtime board member of Hopewell Valley Community Bank. His company is based in Ewing. Salz was also a 2008 investor in First Bank, and is COO at his company, which is based in Linden.

WithumSmith+Brown, 506 Carnegie Center, Fourth Floor, Princeton 08540. 609-520-1188. Leonard H. Smith CPA, shareholder in charge. www.withum.com.

A senior manager at the accounting firm’s Carnegie Center headquarters has been promoted to partner at the company, which has 15 offices along the East Coast. Jarrod Rhen and eight others were promoted, bringing the total number of partners to 110.

Rhen is a graduate of Millersville University with 12 years of accounting experience.

WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc., 330 Carter Road, Technology Center of Princeton, Princeton 08540. 609-356-0372. Quentin Kelly, president and CEO. www.worldwatersolar.com.

WorldWater & Solar Technologies, has hired Chris Sherring as COO. The company develops solar systems and applications for projects around the world, including multi-megawatt solar parks, large irrigation programs, and community drinking water systems. It is best known for its standalone solar-water pumping devices, which are capable of pumping drinking and desalinating water in remote locations off the electrical grid.

“Chris Sherring re-joins us as we are experiencing very fast growth in our U.S. and international markets,” said Quentin T. Kelly, WorldWater founder and CEO. “His education as a physicist and his 30 years of solar background contribute significantly to our position as the leader in solar and water projects around the globe.”

Sherring will be coordinating corporate operations and working with global government and business leaders, overseeing WWST’s engineering teams and project managers in the company’s international solar implementations. In addition to operations in the U.S. and countries in Central America and the Caribbean, WWST has recently opened offices in Saudi Arabia and Morocco and is active in Egypt, Ghana, Namibia, and the Philippines.

“WorldWater’s technology and products are uniquely suited to the current global demand for sustainable power and urgently needed clean water supplies. We are growing rapidly to meet this worldwide market,” Sherring said.

Sherring received his doctorate in solid state physics from Exeter University in Britain. He has worked with WorldWater in earlier years and has been CEO of solar companies in Europe and the United States.

#b#Name Change#/b#

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, 182 Nassau Street, Suite 301, Princeton 08542. 609-924-1776. Peter Crowley, CEO. www.princetonchamber.org.

The Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, a marketing organization operated by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce, has changed its name to the Princeton-Mercer Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The new name is intended to better identify the region served by the CVB, the Princeton Chamber said in a press release. According to the group, Mercer County saw a 5.5 percent boost in tourism in 2016, the second-largest growth of any county in the state.

“We are excited that the Princeton-Mercer Region has experienced such growth,” said Jennifer Spillane, managing director of the CVB. “Our region has many wonderful historic, cultural, educational, and family attractions not just in Princeton, but throughout Mercer County. The region has something for everyone, and we are excited to expand the CVB name to better showcase our regional assets.”

The group will show its new logo at the Toast to Tourism Awards on Tuesday, September 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake. Tickets are $50. For more information, visit www.princetonchamber.org, e-mail jennifers@princetonchamber.org, or call 609-924-1776, extension 109.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

Pennington Investments, 21 Route 31 North, Pennington.

The investment banking and securities company has left its Route 31 North office. Its listed phone number was disconnected.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Arthur Roedel Jr., 73, on July 3. He was the owner and operator of Monmouth Mobile Home Park in South Brunswick.

Isabelle Clark-Deces, 61, on June 29. She was a Princeton anthropology professor and a scholar of South Asia who died after a fall in an Indian Himalayan village while directing an international seminar for undergraduate students. She had a doctorate from Berkeley and joined the Princeton faculty in 1996. She was one of the world’s top scholars of the traditions and ritual practices of the Tamil people.

Meredith Martin, 73. She was a manager at American Cyanamid in Princeton and retired in 1999 from American Home Products, the company that bought American Cyanamid. She had an MBA from Rider College and a bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University. Services will be held Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m. at the West Trenton Presbyterian Church at 490 Grand Avenue in Ewing.

Robert Gauthier, 97, on July 5. He was the founder of Scientific Services in Rocky Hill.

Willie Mathis, 97, on June 26. He was a driver for the president of Princeton University and was also one of the original drivers for A-1 Limousine in Princeton.

Margaret L. Bollin, 75, on July 3. She was an administrator of the Physicians Continuing Education Program at the Medical Society of New Jersey and retired as an office manager with Xerox.

Vivian Wright, 82, on July 2. She worked at the West Windsor Board of Education and Walter B. Howe Realty. Together with a partner, she created the Westwinds planned community in West Windsor.

Kenneth Howard Phillips, 77, on June 30. He was band director in the Flemington and Hopewell Valley school districts and played trumpet in the Trenton Symphony for 30 years.

John N. Cardarelli, 65, on June 29. He was the owner and operator of Rock Dreams Sound and Vision in Hamilton.

Mary Ann Raimondi, 69, on June 28. She was director of human resources at ARC Mercer.

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