Bartronics America, a consulting, IT services, and systems integration firm, is moving its U.S. headquarters from Iselin to an 8,050-square-foot space at 104 Windsor Center Drive in East Windsor.

The company signed a five-year lease to locate in Windsor Center — a 57,665-square-foot, one-story, brick-and-steel building. Robert P. Rubin of NAI James E. Hanson and Paul Goldman of Mercer Oak Realty represented Bartronics in the transaction. Other tenants in the building include Aestus Therapeutics, Evans Analytical Group, and Jazzercise Fitness Center.

Bartronics, a global $200 million company, made “considerable tenant improvements” to the space,” Rubin said. “Bartronics was attracted to the highway access, price, and had the advantage of dealing with a cooperative landlord.”

“We are definitely going to bring new jobs to this location,” said Venkat Maram, president and CEO of the company’s North American operations, during a ribbon cutting in May. “We have aggressive plans to grow all across the U.S.”

Maram, who has been with Bartronics for almost three years, was previously data warehouse architect and project manager at Empower TSI, located at 196 Princeton-Hightstown Road, between 1994 and 2010.

He earned a degree in civil engineering from Andhra University in India in 1984; a master’s in structural engineering from Bharathiar University in India in 1985; and a master’s in computer and information science from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1989.

According to Maram, Bartronics employs 400 in the U.S., including 35 who moved from Iselin to East Windsor, and about 1,100 worldwide.

Bartronics was founded in 1990 in Hyderabad, India, as a provider of barcode solutions and smart cards in India. The company now has offices and training centers in the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and California. Its manufacturing facility in Hyderabad has the capacity to manufacture 100 million smart cards annually.

“Today we define, design, and deliver technology-enabled business solutions that span technology consulting, hardware and RFID tag manufacturing, custom software development, product engineering, and systems integration. We are the leaders in niche segments such as financial services and government to citizen services,” says the company’s web site.

Bartronics America, 104 Windsor Center Drive, East Windsor 08520; 732-634-7900; fax, 732-636-1933. Venkat Maram, president & CEO.

#b#Contracts Awarded#/b#

Creative Marketing Alliance Inc. (CMA), 191 Clarksville Road, Box 727, Princeton Junction 08550; 609-297-2235; fax, 609-799-7032. Jeffrey E. Barnhart, president and CEO.

Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA), the Clarksville Road-based marketing firm that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has signed ALK Technologies, Griffith Electric Supply, and NXGEN as new clients.

ALK Technologies, located at 1000 Herrontown Road, is working with CMA to develop a promotional campaign including print and digital advertising and a new online demo for five of its product lines. ALK develops software and technologies for the transportation and logistics industry.

Trenton-based Griffith Electric Supply hired CMA to help launch a campaign called “Powered by America” to support the purchase of products made in the United States. CMA developed a video to illustrate the initiative, created a logo, website, ceiling danglers, posters, e-blasts, and a public relations campaign.

Montana-based NXGEN, one of the largest payment processing companies in the world, is working with CMA to develop content for its new website.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

Krog & Partners Incorporated, 209 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542; 609-497-0497; fax, 609-497-0440. Gary Krog, managing partner.

Krog and Partners has moved to 209 Nassau Street from 40 Nassau Street. The 12-year-old management consulting firm handles proprietary policies for large corporations. A representative of the firm declined to give out any more information.

Altman Investment Management LLC, 33 Witherspoon Street, Second Floor, Princeton 08542; 609-252-0048; fax, 609-497-3246. Peter J. Altman, president.

Altman Investment Management has moved from 34 Chambers Street to 33 Witherspoon Street. Principal Peter Altman had moved the investment advisory firm to the Chambers Street location five years ago after starting as a home-based business six years earlier.

Lewis & Forrey PC, 20 Nassau Street, Suites 204 & 205, Princeton 08542; 609-252-0570; fax, 609-252-0580. David T. Lewis Esq.

Law firm Lewis and Forrey moved from 34 Nassau Street to 20 Nassau Street, suites 204 and 205. The firm specializes in insurance defense, insurance subrogation, and personal injury protection for physicians.

Antares Pharma Inc. (AIS), 100 Princeton South, Suite 300, Ewing 08628; 609-359-3020; fax, 609-359-3015. Paul K. Wotton, president and CEO.

Antares Pharma has moved from 250 Phillips Boulevard in Ewing to 100 Princeton South in Ewing.

The company manufactures self-injection pharmaceutical products and technologies, and topical gel-based products. Its subcutaneous injection products include Vibex disposable pressure-assisted auto injectors, Vision reusable needle-free injectors, and disposable multi-use pen injectors.

Maritz Inc., 104 Carnegie Center, Suite 204, Princeton 08540; 609-520-9393; fax, 609-945-9244. Mark Syp, group vice president.

Maritz has moved from 502 Carnegie Center to 104 Carnegie Center.

Maritz, headquartered in St. Louis, is a sales and marketing services company focused on designing and operating employee recognition and reward programs, sales channel incentive programs, and customer loyalty programs. It also plans corporate trade shows, meetings, and events, and offers traditional market research services.

Subsidiaries and segments include Maritz Motivation Solutions, Maritz Research, Maritz Loyalty Marketing, the Maritz Institute, and Maritz Travel.

Dennigan Cahill, Attorneys at Law, 12 Roszel Road, Suite B102, Princeton 08540; 609-919-1600; fax, 609-919-1601. Grace A. Dennigan.

Dennigan Cahill has moved from Forrestal Village to an office at 12 Roszel Road. The law firm was formed in 2007 as a result of the merger of the firms of Grace A. Dennigan and Mia Cahill.

Dennigan Cahill specializes in family law (including divorce, child custody, parenting time, division of assets, child support, alimony, post-divorce issues, and others), domestic violence restraining orders, employment law (including severance agreements, small business issues in preventing litigation, sexual harassment), school law, and real estate closings.

DbCom Consulting Inc., 2 Research Way, Princeton 08540; 609-651-8222; fax, 732-404-0100. Pravin Khanolkar, president and CEO.

DbCom Consulting, provider of IT services and training aimed at the financial industry, moved from the Princeton Meadows Office Center to 2 Research Way.

The firm, headquartered in India, was founded in 1994. Pravin Khanolkar, a former software developer at Charles Schwab and one-time vice president of Robertson Stephans, a computer software company, is DbCom’s president and CEO.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

Open Systems Technologies, 231 Clarksville Road, Suite 4B, Princeton Junction 08550;

Open Systems Technologies, a provider of IT and technology placement services, has closed its office on Clarksville Road and transferred employees to its office in Philadelphia.

The company provides services in technology, finance, accounting, operations, and government and legal services.

Established in New York in 1990, Open Systems also maintains offices in Boston; Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Jacksonville, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Phoenix.

Frederick A. Kiegel Esq., 600 Alexander Road, Princeton 08540-6011.

Frederick A. Kiegel has closed his law office on Alexander Road. He still maintains an office in Hillsborough Township.

Kiegel focuses on representation of clients in the purchase and sale of residential real estate, mortgage refinance, and the preparation of wills and basic estate plans.

Vesta Sciences, 11 Deer Park Drive, Monmouth Junction 08852;

Vesta Sciences closed its office on Deer Park Drive. The company, headquartered in San Diego, is the manufacturer of silicon nitride products for automotive and industrial parts.

Ad 4-Pharma, 7 Deer Park Drive, Suite D, Monmouth Junction 08852.

Ad 4-Pharma, a pre-startup discovery project aimed at developing drug lead-finding technologies, has vacated its office in the Princeton Corporate Plaza.

The company, whose phone number has been disconnected, opened at Deer Park Drive in 2007 after receiving two years of seed funding from an angel investor.

Harris Interactive (HPOL), 5 Independence Way, Princeton Corporate Center Suite 400, Princeton.

Harris Interactive — the market research firm known for the Harris Poll — closed its Independence Way office on June 29, according to a company disclosure with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

About 30 employees worked in the office. A company spokesperson said the staff who worked in the office will be offered the opportunity to work off-site. The company, headquartered in New York, said the closing of the Princeton office will result in exit costs of some $1.5 million.

The move is a part of Harris’ ongoing evaluation of its leased office space needs initiated by CEO Al Angrisani, who was assigned to turn the troubled business around when he joined the company last year.

Since then, Angrisani has closed Harris’ Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai offices; sub-let excess space in its UK facilities; sold its Stockport, UK-based call center; and restructured its UK operation with the loss of around 50 staff.

Angrisani has said it will take several quarters before the outcome of “right sizing” the business and rationalizing the organizational structure are known.

General Electric Company (GE), 105 Carnegie Center, Suite 300, Princeton.

General Electric closed its office in Carnegie Center. The location served as the administrative office for 20 different divisions including human resources, benefit services, GERLMO, motors, customer service, distribution, GE Fleet Services, and GE Information Services.

Angelini Labopharm, 202 Carnegie Center, Suite 107, Princeton 08540.

Angelini Labopharm has vacated its office in Carnegie Center. The company started in 2010 as a joint venture between Italian pharma the Angelini Group and Canadian pharma Labopharm to market the antidepressant Oleptro.

The company now operates as a subsidiary of the Angelini Group as part of a restructuring agreement in late 2011. Earlier in the year the company eliminated its sales force, including sales representatives and support staff, in an effort to contain costs.

Under the restructuring agreement, Labopharm transferred its 50 percent ownership in Angelini Labopharm to the Angelini Group and granted the company a license to distribute Oleptro in the United States.

This was in exchange for a royalty of 5 percent on net sales of the drug in the United States in excess of $10 million in any calendar quarter.

Since then, Labopharm has been purchased by Paladin Labs, another Canadian pharmaceutical company.


Egon Helmut Lothar Scheil, 87, on July 21. He worked as a chemist at Walker Gordon Farms in Plainsboro, an accountant at Opinion Research Corporation in Princeton, and a nursing home administrator at Princeton Nursing Home.

Everett Garretson, 88, on August 3. He and his wife Barbara were co-owners of H. P. Clayton, a womens’ department store on Palmer Square. He was also a vice president of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce.

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