#b#Lease Renewed#/b#

BT Americas Inc. , 650 College Road East, Suite 3200, Princeton 08540; 609-799-1531; fax. Stacey Padovano, global services. www.btamericas.com.

BT Americas Inc. at 650 College Road East, has renewed its lease for its 20,888 square feet at its Forrestal Center location.

Along with its parent, BT Global Services, part of the BT Group, it provides desktop and network equipment and software, transport and connectivity, IP-based e-business solutions, managed network services, and systems integration and consulting to customers in Europe, North America, and Asia.

With an American presence since 1988, the company has some 1,800 professionals in the United States.

Its clients include AstraZeneca, PepsiCo, Reuters, and Unilever. The company moved into Forrestal Center in 2006.

Michael Tesser, senior managing director at Colliers International, and John Cahill, managing director, represented BT.

James Kinzig, president of Aegis Property Group, represented the building’s owner, 650 College Road Associates. The property is managed by BPG Management Company.

“We’re pleased that we were able to negotiate a renewal that would allow BT Americas to stay in their current space,” said Cahill.

“650 College Road East remains the ideal location for BT to support their central Jersey operation,” said Tesser, who called the building “the preeminent building in the business park.”

#b#Name Change#/b#

Himalya International, 3705 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 215, Hamilton 08619; 609-651-3960; fax, 908-842-0343. Sanjiv Kakar, president. www.himalyainternational.com, www.global-reliance.com.

Global Reliance, an international food distribution firm, is now called Himalya International, the name of its parent company.

The company, with an office in Hamilton, has more than 500 employees in India, where they process mushrooms, baby potatoes, and buffalo cheese.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Howard J. Thompson, 79, on Sunday, August 12. He worked as a carpenter for Educational Testing Service, retiring in 1997 after 30 years.

Marie Genovesi Accardi, 87, on August 15. She was retired from NJ Manufacturers Insurance Company.

Steven Wellington Lloyd, 56, on August 11. He went to work at the Peddie School in Hightstown as director of college counseling and taught literature and writing. He also coached girls’ crew at the school for 13 years and helped build the Peddie program into a nationally ranked high school team.

Bruce Brian Ross, 68, on August 8. He worked at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton for 30 years as a climate research scientist and later as deputy director.

Kenneth D. Paul Jr., 54, on August. 18. He was owner of Ken Paul’s Inc. Alarm Company in Pennington, which he sold to Vector Security. After the sale, he continued to work for Vector for 17 years.

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