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A software company that serves pharmaceutical firms
is doubling its offices at Research Park. Innovative Programming Associates
programs software for preclinical trials for clients all over the
world in the pharmaceutical and agrichemical industries. Its 23 employees
have been scattered in different offices and for the first time will
have contiguous space, says Mort Cohen, the CEO. Among the firm’s
leading products is electronic interface software for such tools as
calipers and balances.
Cohen went to the University of Pittsburgh, Class of 1969, and has
a master’s in public administration at Rider. He was director of operations
for division of criminal justice for the state of New York before
founding his own firm.
"In 1979 we bought an Apple 2 Plus computer with a minimum of
programs," says Cohen, "and we aligned ourselves with some
of the smaller computer stores, offering to write software for prospective
customers and selling turnkey solutions." Cohen retained proprietary
rights for the products his firm developed. "Some of the products
were winners, some were losers, and among the ones that panned out
were the ones we wrote for the pharmaceutical industry. Now that everyone
is a sophisticated user, we have a niche, and we have been doing that
for 10 years."
Street, Princeton 08540-1515. Mort Cohen, CEO. 609-924-7272; fax,
609-924-0875. Home page: www.labcat.com.
08625-0110. 609-292-2323; fax, 609-633-9271. Home page: www.wnjpin.state.nj.us.
Current labor commissioner Melvin L. Gelade has been nominated by
Governor Christie Whitman to be a Superior Court judge. He has bachelor’s
and law degrees from Rutgers.
20 West State Street, Trenton 08625-0820. 609-777-0885; fax, 609-777-4097.
Home page: www.commerce.state.nj.us.
After six years in the top commerce post for the state, Gualberto
"Gil" Medina is leaving to be vice president-international
of Net-2-Phone, the Hackensack-based telecommunications company. He
is credited with developing the Business Employment Incentive Program
and helping to create Prosperity New Jersey, the public-private partnership.
The most recent relocation he announced is Chase Manhattan’s move
to Jersey City. Other negotiations that led to expansions and move-ins
were with Microsoft/NBC, Raytheon, Coopers & Lybrand, AT&T Laboratories,
Lucent Technologies, American Express, and Merrill Lynch. Before joining
the Whitman administration he was a lawyer and CPA and a councilman
When it comes to celebrating anniversaries, people don’t generally
make lots of fuss over a five-year-old company. But for the sector of
Internet technology — where ghosts litter the cyber highway — a
five-year milestone is much more important. So when Princeton Internet
Group Inc (PInG) staged a bash in its office at 13 Roszel Road, its
theme was "Five — that’s 35 in Internet Years!"
Co-founders and partners Rob Freda and Mark Meara planned the
"PInG@Five" party to celebrate their clients and staff, which has
grown from 15 to 21 since January. "by keeping things lively and
interesting while providing a quality work environment," says Freda,
"we’re able to retain our talented staff and attract some really great
PInG’s Jim Welsh set up a hole-in-one competition, and Stephen
Gardner, the 8th grade son of Brenda Gardner, presided over an
interactive computer game. Nico Totaro, infant son of Pat Totaro of
G.P. Totaro and CUH2A’s Joe Totaro, held court for his admirers. And a
cousin of the Freda family, Ken Forziati, played keyboard.
Pictured: Mark Meara and Rob Freda, partners of PInG
Bill Loni of Carter Wallace, Arthur Downs of
Merrill Lynch, WW-P teacher Linda Dorrance, and
Jennifer Ross of the Gallup Organization.
Katherine Kish of Market Entry and Greg Baker of
Internet Publishing Group (IPG Direct)
Kathy Wallace of PInG with Jennifer Ly of PPD
Alec Gallup of the Gallup Poll and Robert Freda of
of National Conference for Community & Justice
Kathy Eager and Kerry Irizarry of Village Office
Supply in Bridgewater
In this ever-changing — sometimes daunting and confusing digital
environment, clients like having a firm that functions that watches
out for their best interests, says Rob Freda, co-founder and partner.
"It is our job to take some of the guess work out of participating in
the new economy," says Meara, "by helping clients take advantage of
Tavern Road, Suite 301, Ewing 08628. 609-637-0099; fax, 609-984-8048.
Home page: www.issound.com.
The fax number was printed incorrectly on June 7.
of $95,078 embezzled while working in a $40,000 job for Mary V. DeCicco,
a dentist in Montgomery Knoll. Mapps pleaded guilty to diverting insurance
and other checks into her personal account, using the money for shopping,
college tuition, and a vacation home. She had asked for leniency to
help raise her 15-year-old daughter and will be eligible for parole
after serving nine months and 26 days.
known for his life-size plaster sculptures, Segal — who lived
and worked on a chicken farm in South Brunswick — received a National
Medal of the Arts last year. A photo of one of his works appears on
page 32 of this issue.
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