November 24, 2015
Comcast Corp., Philadelphia, has hired Carol Eggert as vice president, military and veteran affairs. Eggert, who has more than 30 years of military and civilian experience, served in the Army and the Army Reserve and recently retired as a brigadier general from the U.S. Army. Mary M. Finn has been named chief financial officer for Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, a not-for-profit organization based in Marlton. She had been vice president of finance, physician alignment, at Aria Health in Trevose.
October 29, 2014 |
IT WAS JULY 19, 2013, Rusty Carrier's 57th birthday. Doing exactly what any former horse trainer should be doing, he was watching the first race from Saratoga at his Castleton, Va., farm when, suddenly, this gigantic horse, with these amazingly long strides, just appeared. "You couldn't even see him on the screen," Carrier said last Thursday by phone. "All of a sudden, this huge stride went flying by everything to win. I said, 'Oh, my God, what is that?' " That was Hardest Core, a son of Pennsylvania-bred Hard Spun, the 2007 Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up out of the mare Lillybuster, a daughter of Bob Levy's racing Hall of Famer, Housebuster.
April 14, 2014 |
John Crowe is the top North American executive for Saint-Gobain , the $55 billion- a-year French construction- materials maker that traces its roots to the group that built Versailles for King Louis XIV. Crowe has been looking for a place to build another palace - in Pennsylvania - as Saint-Gobain's U.S. base and showroom. To replace the company's aging U.S. headquarters near Valley Forge, Crowe scouted sites for "an absolutely spectacular building that will incorporate all aspects of what we know as a building-materials company in terms of energy efficiency and a sustainable, open, collaborative workplace," he tells me. Plus, a research and development center to replace the old labs in Blue Bell.
March 28, 2013 |
Bentley Systems Inc., an Exton software developer focused on roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects, said revenues increased 5 percent to $550 million in 2012, from $523 million in 2011. Chief executive Greg Bentley - who described Bentley Systems as a "no drama company" on a conference call - said the Middle East and Africa were its fastest-growing regions last year. "We continue to be a motivated number-two" competitor to Autodesk Inc.'s Architecture, Engineering & Construction software business, he said.
October 16, 2012
IN THE REGION BET Investments buys Norristown apartments BET Investments Inc. , the Horsham investment company owned by Bruce E. Toll, a founder and former executive of the Toll Bros. luxury home builder, has agreed to pay $30 million, or $93,700 per unit, to purchase the 318-unit Curren Terrace Apartments, 1011 New Hope St., Norristown, from Home Properties . BET president Michael P. Markham said that the complex is 97 percent occupied, and that his firm will renovate the complex "in an effort to maximize rents.
July 13, 2012 |
Colin Kerr is what you'd call a creature of the city. He grew up in Powelton Village, went to Masterman, then Drexel, which he walked to from his parents' rowhouse. He was so good at computer programming that by the time he graduated in 2007, dream jobs awaited. He picked Bentley Systems, a family-owned software company in Exton, and this presented a problem for a guy who's never owned a car. Kerr figured out that, by taking his customized 27-speed bicycle on Regional Rail, he could make it to the office in two hours if he left his house at 5:30 a.m. He knew the commute was getting to him when he began sleeping under his desk on those nights when he worked so late that the trains ran infrequently.
May 16, 2012 |
Bentley Systems Inc., the Exton-based, $500 million (annual sales) construction and architecture software firm, says it will add 50 employees at its new Center City office over the next couple of years, in the first of what Mayor Nutter hopes will be a string of suburban firms opening city "gateway" offices for skilled staff who'd rather walk to work than fight the Schuylkill. Bentley customers are expected downtown at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Tuesday for the company's "Be Together" users' conference.
October 20, 2010 |
A proposal to close just 850 feet of an Upper Uwchlan Township road has created a miles-wide divide in the community. Neighbors, more than 50 of whom packed a Monday night supervisors' meeting, opposed a plan to shut the stretch of West Township Line Road from Stockton to Pennsylvania Drives so that Bentley Systems Inc., an international software company, can expand its facilities. Bentley wants to create a "corporate campus environment" with land it owns on both sides of the road, necessitating detours.
January 21, 2010 |
With mac-and-cheese on the menu, there was a fair amount of jostling in the lunch line Tuesday at Bentley Systems Inc., of Exton. Quick eaters could find a pickup football game in the computer-software company's front lot. And in its auditorium, straws, paper clips, and hard candy were available to anyone who wanted to take a crack at the "puff-car" competition. All of which more than met Xander Leatherwood's expectations. "I didn't think it would be this much fun," he allowed as he knocked back a chocolate milk with company cofounder and chief executive officer Greg Bentley.
June 2, 2009 |
Republican State Sen. Robert C. Wonderling has been named president and chief executive officer of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Wonderling will replace former Gov. Mark S. Schweiker, who announced in January that he would leave at the end of June to head a unit handling businesses' back-office operations for privately held PRWT Services Inc. Wonderling, 47, who has been in the state Senate since 2003, has represented District 24, which comprises parts of Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton Counties.