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Church & Dwight, 500 Charles Ewing Boulevard, Ewing 08628. 609-683-5900. Matt Farrell, CEO. www.churchdwight.com.
Church & Dwight is buying Waterpik for approximately $1 billion in cash.
Waterpik, a Fort Collins, Colorodo-based company that makes water jet toothbrushes and replacement shower heads, reported revenues of $265 million last year.
“Oral care is important to us strategically,” said Matthew T. Farrell, Church & Dwight CEO. “Waterpik represents a powerful addition to our existing oral care portfolio which includes Arm & Hammer toothpaste, Spinbrush battery-operated toothbrushes, and Orajel oral analgesics. The business capitalizes on the trends of increased gum disease, oral care awareness across all demographics and expansion of the middle class in emerging markets. Waterpik has a strong reputation among dental care professionals. Our oral care portfolio gives Church & Dwight a leading position in a growing category as the population ages and consumer interest in oral health continues to expand.”
Waterpik will continue to operate at its Fort Collins facility.
Princeton Environmental Institute, 609-258-5985. Michael Celia, director. environment.princeton.edu.
Michael Celia, a Princeton professor of environmental studies and civil and environmental engineering, has been named director of the Princeton Environmental Institute. Celia succeeds François Morel, professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, who had served as director since 2014.
“PEI is one of the great environmental institutes in the world,” said Celia, who has been involved in PEI’s research, teaching programs, and governance for many years.
“PEI provides leadership for the broad range of environmental activities on the Princeton campus and beyond,” he said. “Given the importance of environmental studies in the university’s strategic plan, I expect PEI to play an increasingly visible and important role across campus in environmental education, research, and outreach.”
Celia has been a member of PEI’s executive committee since 1996. From 1998 to 2004 he served as director for the program in environmental studies. He has been involved with PEI’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative — a 20-year-long university-industry partnership — since it began in 2000. He also has developed and taught several environmental studies courses, including, most recently, ENV 302, “Practical Models for Environmental Systems.”
The institute works to encourage multidisciplinary environmental research and activities by establishing partnerships with faculty and researchers from the humanities, natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences.
“PEI’s historical strengths are in the environmental sciences, with exceptional strength in climate science, including ocean and atmospheric dynamics and land surface interactions,” Celia said. “PEI also has great strength in the broad areas of biocomplexity, biodiversity, and ecosystem sciences, as well as hydrology and water science, environmental policy, and infectious disease.”
American Repertory Ballet, Box 250, New Brunswick 08903. 732-249-1254, www.arballet.org.
American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School have named Julie Diana Hench, who formerly led a ballet school in Juneau, Alaska, as executive director. She begins on September 1.
Hench most recently served as executive director of Juneau Dance Theater, a non-profit arts organization.
“I am thrilled to join the team and look forward to guiding this organization into its next exciting chapter,” Hench says. “All the pieces are in place for tremendous growth, enabling American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School to further its mission of bringing joy, beauty and artistry to New Jersey and beyond.”
Hench earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has written for Playbill and continues to research and write for various dance publications such as Dance, Dance Spirit, and Pointe, and is contributing editor at Dance Teacher magazine.
A New Jersey native, Hench studied at the School of American Ballet in New York and danced with the San Francisco Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, and appeared as a guest artist with New York City Ballet and several international touring groups. She has been a guest teacher at many renowned ballet schools, worked as a private coach, and served as ballet master at Pennsylvania Ballet.
Advaxis Inc. (ADXS), 305 College Road East, Princeton 08540. 609-452-9813. Anthony Lombardo, CEO. www.advaxis.com.
Daniel J. O’Connor has resigned as CEO of the cancer immunotherapy biotech company, and was replaced by Anthony Lombardo, who joined the company earlier this year. O’Connor had been president and CEO since 2013.
“Dan O’Connor has guided Advaxis through a crucial stage in its expansion to become a well-capitalized, Nasdaq-traded company with a burgeoning clinical pipeline and growing scientific and intellectual property assets,” chairman David Sidransky said.
Charlotte Roberts, 87, on July 14. She was a professional artist who previously owned Graphic Art Service in Trenton.
Ronald J. Palumbo, 74, on July 7. A Hamilton resident most of his life, he was an accountant in private practice for 45 years.
Cale Cregar, 45, on July 8. He was a salesman with C.R. Cregar & Son in Lawrenceville.
Beverly A. Cisney, 75, on July 5. She was an executive secretary for E.T.S. in Lawrenceville.
Connie Rutkowski, 85, on July 8. She was the owner/operator of Ye Olde Anchor Inn in Trenton until 2001.