#b#Management Move#/b#

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, 1 Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-7900; fax, 609-584-6525. Anthony J. Cimino, president and CEO. www.rwjhamilton.org.

Patricia Palmieri has been appointed senior vice president/chief operating and strategy officer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton

Palmieri comes to RWJ Hamilton after serving as vice president of operations at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick where she worked since 2006.

“With an extensive background in healthcare, her record of accomplishments in the Robert Wood Johnson Health System, and family roots in Mercer County, Patty is a perfect fit for RWJ Hamilton,” said Skip Cimino, president and CEO of RWJ Hamilton.

Palmieri will be responsible for developing strategic programs and partnerships, as well as providing leadership of operations, physician practices, and surgical and patient care services.

“My family lives in Hamilton Township and I am excited to join our hometown hospital,” she says. “These are exciting times for RWJ. We are on the cusp of delivering care in a whole new environment, with healthcare reform upon us.”

As vice president of operations at RWJUH in New Brunswick, Palmieri’s team included 800 employees. She led the hospital’s ambulatory strategy and the development of several initiatives contributing to the hospital’s growth and success. Prior to RWJ, Palmieri held a management position with AtlanticCare and providing consulting services with Cardinal Health.

A graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a degree in pharmacy, Palmieri earned an MBA from Drexel University.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

Pentad Staffing Solutions, 1000 Herrontown Road, Second Floor, Princeton 08540; 609-924-9060; fax, 609-924-9069. Frank Vucolo, president. www.pentadinc.com.

Pentad Staffing moved from 621 Executive Drive to 1000 Herrontown Road.

Pentad was founded in 1996, to offer an alternative staffing solution for businesses wishing to “insource” non-core staffing of support services. The company also has offices in Hyde Park, NY, and Bronxville, NY.

Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc., 989 Lenox Drive, Suite 304, Hamilton 08619; 609-799-3939; fax, 609-631-9034. Elliot Schwartz, president. www.hsra.com.

Hase/Schannen Research Associates moved from 200 American Metro Center, Suite 122, Hamilton to 989 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville.

Founded in 1975, Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR) is a privately held market research firm employing more than 20 full-time workers, according to the company website. The company provides research services to help clients develop solutions for a variety of business and marketing purposes.

The ELM Group Inc., 349 Wall Street, Research Park, Princeton 08540-1512; 609-683-4848; fax, 609-683-0129. Mark D. Fisher, principal. www.ExploreELM.com.

ELM Group, an environmental risk management firm, has moved from 218 to 349 Wall Street.

The company provides consulting and management services for environmental site investigation and remediation, plus litigation support, with branches in Boonton, Bethlehem, PA, and Holicong, PA.

Earlier this year the company sold its New York City operation to Integral Consulting. The move followed a planned change in corporate management in January that saw Peter Brussock and Mark Fisher assume the roles of managing partners.

Idis Pharma, 902 Carnegie Center, Suite 520, Princeton 08540; 609-436-4500; fax, 609-436-4600. Natalie Douglas, CEO.

Idis Pharma moved from Suite 160 to Suite 520 in 902 Carnegie Center. The company is based in the United Kingdom.

Idis works to develop, implement, and manage global managed access programs to help pharma and biotech companies and healthcare providers to bring medicines outside the clinical trial and commercial setting to patients with unmet medical needs.

JRS Architect PC, 116 Village Boulevard, Suite 304, Princeton 08540; 609-688-9100; fax, 609-688-9060. Frank Sorrenti, FAIA, president. www.jrsarchitect.com.

JRS Architect has moved from 707 State Road to 116 Village Boulevard. The company, founded in 1986, is a full-service architectural firm that also provides interior design, programming and project management services. It also has locations in New York City and Mineola, NY.

Bracco Diagnostics Inc., 259 Prospect Plain Road, Building H, Monroe 08543-5225; 609-514-2200; fax, 609-514-2424. Carlo Medici, president and CEO. www.bracco.com.

Bracco Diagnostics, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Bracco Imaging, has moved from 107 College Road East to 259 Prospect Plains Road, Building H, in Monroe Township.

Bracco Imaging is one of the world leading companies in the imaging agent business, with products sold in over 80 countries. Headquartered in Milan, it has some 1,250 employees, about 300 of whom work in R&D, medical and regulatory Affairs. Bracco Diagnostics, one of six Bracco Group companies, is responsible for developing new clinical agents, filing them with regulatory agencies, and selling and marketing all Bracco products in the U.S.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

MCS Global Incorporated, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 525, Plainsboro 08536; 609-936-0909. www.mcsglobal.com.

MCS Global has moved out of its office in the Princeton Meadows Office Center. The IT consulting firm still maintains offices in India, New Brunswick, and McClean, VA.

Enerflex Energy Systems, 820 Silvia Street, Ewing 08628; 609-947-3197. www.enerflex.com.

Enerflex Energy Systems has vacated its location at 820 Sylvia Street in West Trenton. The international company focuses on processing and moving energy.

Mercer County Children’s Medical Daycare, 100 Youngs Road, Suite 6, Mercerville 08619; 609-631-9340.

Mercer County Children’s Medical Daycare has vacated its office at 100 Youngs Road, Suite 6. Both the phone and fax numbers have been disconnected.

The center focused on providing medically fragile children from infants to age four with a medical care as prescribed by their doctors in a daycare environment.

#b#New in Town#/b#

Espire Technologies, 101 Morgan Lane, Suite 200, Plainsboro 08536; 609-378-5598; Roland Lynn, vice president of sales. www.espire.com.

Espire Technologies, a provider of IT consulting and services, has opened an office at 101 Morgan Lane. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company also has offices in London, Tokyo & Sydney.

Energy Squared, 1 Independence Way, Suite 300, Princeton 08540; 800-828-4118; fax. Lisa Li, director of mechanical engineering. www.energysquaredllc.com.

Energy Squared, an engineering firm, has moved into an office at 1 Independence Way, Suite 300. The company previously shared space with its parent company — Kipcon Inc. — on Livingston Avenue in North Brunswick.

Energy Squared provides mechanical, electrical and plumbing designs, specifications, building performance modeling, energy simulations and renewable energy services. Clients include multifamily residential facilities, developers, and commercial and industrial property owners.

#b#Business Reopening#/b#

Clairvoyant TechnoSolutions, 600 Alexander Road, Suite 202, Princeton 08540; 609-919-1545; Sundar Seth, founder and CEO. www.ctsit.com.

Clairvoyant TechnoSolutions, an IT development firm, has reopened its regional office at 600 Alexander Road. U.S. 1 previously reported (December 12) that the office had been vacated.

According to a company representative, the several-week closing was only temporary and the company is now again operating at the location. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, Clairvoyant also has locations in Singapore, India, and Australia.

#b#Expansions#/b#

Rockwood Holdings (ROC), 100 Overlook Center, Princeton 08540; 609-514-0300; fax, 609-514-8720. Seifi Ghasemi, chairman and CEO. www.rocksp.com.

Rockwood Holdings, a global producer of specialty chemicals, has received approval from the government of Australia for the acquisition of Talison Lithium Limited.

Rockwood, based at 100 Overlook Center, agreed to acquire Talison for $732 million to expand its battery-grade lithium production to an international customer base. The acuisition of Talison, headquartered in Perth, required the approval of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board.

“The acquisition of Talison is the logical next step in further strengthening our lithium business and enhancing our capabilities,” said Seifi Ghasemi, chairman and CEO of Rockwood, in a statement. “This acquisition will enable us to better serve both our existing global customers, as well as Talison’s current lithium concentrate customers in China and the rest of the world.”

Earlier this year, Talison doubled its lithium production capacity by expanding a plant in Western Australia, where it has been manufacturing the energy product used in batteries and mobile electronics for more than 25 years. The company exports more than 350,000 metric tons of lithium each year, according to its website.

Rockwood announced it will pay Talison 6.50 Canadian dollars — or $6.58 — per share, and it intends to finance the acquisition with the cash on its balance sheet and new debt financing. The pricing is in Canadian dollars because Talison is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Angela M. Wolliard, 75, on November 10 She was director of Merwick Rehabilitation Hospital.

Albert O. Hirschman, 97, on December 10. He was a social scientist at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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