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The success of two 1981 Westfield High School (WHS) graduates, JasonMoskowitzandMichael Napoliello, is continuing in the businessworld. Theircompany,U.S.Marketing & Promotions Agency, was just recently named No. 107 in Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing American companies.
Mr. MoskowitzandMr.Napoliello met in their junior year at WHS. The two started an arts and entertainment guide in 1983 while in college. Themagazine laterevolvedintowhat today is estimated to be a company with $100 million in sales. The Torrance, Calif.-based company, which has 240 employees, has Fortune 500 clients that include the likes of CocaCola, Hormel, Procter & Gamble and Schering-Plough.
Mr. Moskowitz serves as Chief Executive Officer in charge of the financial and computer end of the business, while Mr. Napoliello operates the creative side of the company as Director of Client Services.
* * * * * Dr. Steven Sussman, a clinical psychologist who resides and practices in Westfield, was honored by the Independent Practice Division at
downthe American Psychologist Associa
tion Convention held in Boston in August.
Dr. Sussman was recognized for authorizing a template on psychologically treating children with attention deficit disorder. He is the Founder and Director of the Child and Teen Success Centers of New York and New Jersey. The New Jersey Center is located on Euclid Avenue in Westfield.
The center teaches self control, social skills and success strategies to children and teenagers with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
* * * * * Glenn Fowler of Scotch Plains
was among four scientistsandengineers honored by AT&T on November 13 with the company’s highest prize, the AT&T Fellow, for outstandingachievements and lifetime contributions to the research and development of communications technology.
Mr. Fowler was cited for efforts he has made on tools that streamline softwaredevelopment.Eachhonoree received a $25,000 prize presented by AT&T Chairman C. Michael Armstrong at the New York City Library on November 13.
* * * * * Jennifer A. O’Brien, a native of Westfield, has joined Stern + Associates (S+A), a public relations and marketing communications firm in Cranford, as an assistant account executive. Miss O’Brien works with the team responsible for Burlington House, a division of Burlington Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of textile products for apparel and interior furnishings, and Congoleum Corporation, manufacturers of resilient flooring.
A recent graduate of The College oftheHoly CrossinWorcester,Mass., she was previously employed as a public relations assistant at Middleton & Gendron, Inc. in Manhattan.
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KillamAssociates,ConsultingEngineers, has announced the promotion of Paul J. Paparella of Scotch Plains, to Vice President. He is a member of Killam’s Millburn office.
* * * * * Anthony DelDuca of Westfield
has been named Vice President of Enterprise Supply Chain Management for Nabisco, Inc.
In his new position, Mr. DelDuca is responsible for aligning end-toend supply chain management for North America.
He joined Nabisco in 1995 as a senior director. Prior to that, he was Divisional Vice President of Application Development for ADP.
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The Board of Directors of the
RESOLVE Community Counseling Center of Scotch Plains has announced the appointment of Dr. Lidia Abrams of Clifton as Executive Director.
Dr. Abrams is a licensed psychologist who, for the past seven years, has served as Executive Director of the Psychological Health Group in Jersey City. She was previously an adjunct professor at Jersey City State College, a research associate with the Institute of Health at Rutgers University and a Director of AIDS education at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
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Ann Ormsby of Westfield was selected as a member of the Academy of Women Achievers of the YWCA of New York City on November 9. She is the Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications at the United Way of New York City.
She has been at the United Way for seven years. Ms. Ormsby previously did media relations for the City Bar Association, the New York City
Council and the New York City Human Resources Administration.
She moved to Westfield in 1995.
* * * * * Nicole Gavino of Westfield has been named a Vice President at Stern + Associates, a Cranford-based public relations and marketing communications firm.
Ms. Gavino had been an account supervisor with the firm since September 1998 when she joined Stern + Associates as a result of its purchasing the Princeton Public Relations Group.
In her position, Ms. Gavino is responsible for managing a group of accounts including The CIT Group, The Concours Group, ShopRite Supermarkets, Siemens Medical Systems and numerous special projects.
She began her career in communications as a reporter for the Forbes NewspaperGroup.Shesubsequently joined The Princeton Public Relations Group, where she developed and executed public relations programs and executed public relations programs for a variety of corporate clients.
* * * * * Robert J. Lynes of Westfield has beenpromoted toVicePresidentwith Killam Associates, Consulting Engineers in Millburn.
* * * * * Rebecca T. Printz, a partner in
the Mountainsidebased law firm of
Tamborlane and Printz, has been named Chairman of the Union County Employer Legislative Committee (ELC) for the year 2000. The county’s ELC, one of 18 voluntaryemployer groupsactiveinNew Jersey state and county legislative affairs, holds its meetings the last Wednesday of the month at L’Affaire in Mountainside. The meetings are open to all members of the business community.
* * * * * Frank X. Caragher, Executive Director of The Arc of Union County was presented the Community Health Law Project’s Ann Klein Advocate Award at the 12th annual Ann Klein Awards Dinner on October 28 at the Maplewood Country Club. Mr. Caragher resides in Rahway.
The awards honor the late Ms. Klein who was Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services during the Byrne Administration.
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Carl Valentino of Westfield has been named a Vice President at R.C. Dolner, Inc., a metropolitan area construction company. In his post, Mr. Valentino is in charge of the company’s new New Jersey office, which recently opened in Chatham.
The construction company is currently working on several projects in New Jersey including Hudson Park, a 302-unit luxury residential project in Hoboken,a30,000-square-footoffice building for Paine Webber in Westfield. and a 140,000-squarefoot residential project in downtown Morristown.
Mr. Valentino, who joined R.C. Dolner seven years ago, has been involved in numerous construction projects including Manhattan’s Soho Grand Hotel, a 37-story luxury apartment building located 150 57th Street;ColumbiaUniversity’sTeachers’College andtheBrearleySchool’s Physical Education Center.
* * * * * Dr. Drew A. Harris of Westfield
was sworn in as President of New Jersey’s Public Health Association (NJPHA) at the Public Health CARE Summit and annual meeting in Edison on October 14.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Harris cited as his main goal of increasing public awareness of the importance of public health. He is a practicing podiatrist with offices in Linden and Elizabeth. and is the Chief of Podiatric Surgery at St. Elizabeth Hospital, and serves as the medical director of the hospital’s wound healing center.
Dr. Harris’ two-year term as NJPHA President officially begins on Saturday, January 1.
* * * * * Jacqueline M. Lowe of Fanwood
has been appointed the new director of the Devereux Deerhaven residential treatment center in Chester.
D e v e r e u x Deerhaven, located on a 33-acre former country estate, gives a second chance to troubled girls and young women, aged 5 to 21, most of whom have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect or abandonment in their lives.
Ms. Lowe most recently was Director of Child Welfare Services with Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus.
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Siemens Corporation in New York City has announced the appointment of David S. Machlowitz of Westfield as Deputy General Counsel for its United States legal operations.
In his new position, Mr. Machlowitz will assist in the management of Siemens’ legal department, coordinate legal activities with Siemens AG Legal Department and formulate legal and compliance policies for Siemens in the U.S. He has been with the company since 1992.
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Ed Wojtaszek of Sayreville has been appointed Senior Loan Officer for The Town Bank of Westfield.
He previously served as Director of the Special Assets Department and Vice President for the Trust Company of Jersey City.
The Town Bank, the first independently operated bank in Westfield in 70 years, recently celebrated its first year anniversary. The bank serves the Westfield, Fanwood, Mountainside, Garwood, Scotch Plains, Springfield and Cranford area.
* * * * * Michelle Lo Monte of Westfield
has joined the Princeton law firm of Hill Wallack in its Banking & Secured Transactions Practice Group. She is a graduate of the Seton Hall University Law School in Newark.
* * * * * James Lape of Mountainside,
Vice President of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry at Elizabeth General Medical Center,recentlyreceivedthe
Ann Klein Advocate award by the Community Health Law Project, a statewide legal aid society for people with disabilities and the elderly.
The award was presented at a ceremony held in MaplewoodinOctober. The awards honor the late Ms. Klein who was Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services during the Byrne Administration.
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GovernorChristineToddWhitman has announced the reappointment of
Warren H. Victor of Westfield as a member of the New Jersey Water Supply Authority.
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James Lape Karate N Motion Emphasizes
Activities for the Whole Family
WESTFIELD – Karate N Motion, whichopenedlast Juneat1006South Avenue in Westfield, offers a blend of activities for youngsters, teenagers and adults.
“Sensei” Alan Simms, head master of the new facility, has long been active with the Scotch Plains Recreation youth karate program. He also developed karate programs at the Westfield Y.
He likened the new facility to a “community center with a martial arts focus.”
Activities include a full program of Kindersport; an After School Enrichment programbeginningat12:30 p.m. weekdays that offers music and danceappreciation;homeworkclubs, yoga games, art and computer skills experiences.
In the afternoon and evening there are classes in karate for children and adults; yoga and aikijutsu self-defense, as well as a cardio kick boxing class four times per week.
“Our main gym features a great sound system and a flexible aerobic
floor that is easy on the joints,” explained Mr. Simms. “We’ve recently introduced monthly salsa dance parties/lessons for the adults in the gym, a Friday teen night and a new concept we call ‘Aerobic Karate’ that’s just great.
“Our goal in opening Karate N Motion was to create an environment where the whole family would feel comfortable and motivated to get involved,” he continued. “The martial arts can be a great tool for family bonding. This facility makes it easy for the parents to join in.”
Mr. Simms’ instructional techniques include incorporating stories which emphasize self esteem and manners, as well as strategic decision-making. He explained that students learn via traditional martial arts discipline, as well as through interactive games, music and movement.
Burgdorff ERA Announces Award
WESTFIELD – Jean Massard, Burgdorff ERA Vice President and Manager of the firm’s Westfield office, recently announced that Grace Rappa has earned the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) MillionDollar SalesClubSilverAchievement Award for production of over $8.8 million and at least 39 closed transactions.
Ms. Rappa has won the NJAR Million Dollar award, attaining Bronze Level in 1983, 1985-1997, the Silver Level in 1998 and the Presidents Elite in 1999.
Kay Gragnano Returns From Corporate Retreat
WESTFIELD — Kay Gragnano, a realtor at Coldwell Banker’s Westfield sales office, attended the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation’s “Elite-Retreat,” a three-day conference held at the Hilton New York and Towers in New York, NY.
Only Coldwell Banker sales associates in the top 2 percent internationally qualify to attend the retreats.
Highlights oftheprogramincluded presentations by leading authorities on achieving success, including Jim Pugliese, internationally acclaimed real estate framer and speaker, and Dr. Janet Lapp, motivational speaker and host of the CBS series “Keep Well.”
Rose Scharlat Earns Top Honors
WESTFIELD – Rose Wurgaft Scharlat has earned top honors at Prudential New Jersey Realty’s Degnan Boyle Division for five times this year.
Ms. ScharlathasreceivedSales Associate of the Month recognition for August, July, June, May and March.
She has been one of the first sales associatesatPrudentialNew Jersey Realty to use the agency’s Virtual Tours Web site, which offers views of the exterior and key rooms of a home on the Internet.
“High tech tools guarantee a fast response that can make the difference for a buyer or seller in this fast-paced, competitive market,” stated Ms. Scharlat. “I’m proud to be affiliated with what I believe is the most technologicallyadvanced officeinthestate.”
By Paul J. Peyton
Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)