Executive Moves: R.J. Brunelli, FPSCT&T and more

Executive Moves is an occasional feature on ROI-NJ.com describing some of the important personnel changes in the New Jersey business community. Reports are based on news releases, edited for content, clarity and style.

Mario Brunelli, R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC

R.J. Brunelli & Co. LLC announced that Mario Brunelli has been appointed vice president of investment sales and development site acquisitions, as well as a principal in the retail real estate brokerage.

Brunelli, 32, most recently served as an investment sales specialist/sales associate at the Old Bridge-based firm. As a licensed real estate broker in New Jersey and Florida, he sold more than $100 million of commercial properties in those states during the last five years alone. Those deals, which included a number of 1031 Exchanges, ranged from neighborhood shopping centers to single-tenant net-leased properties occupied by such tenants as Auto Zone, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, 7-Eleven and Walgreens.

With this promotion, Brunelli joins his father, sister Danielle Brunelli (president) and Ron DeLuca (CEO) as principals of the firm, which was founded in 1975. Danielle Brunelli and DeLuca became principals along with Richard Brunelli in 2010 when the firm became an LLC. In 2015, her father was elevated to chairman, Danielle Brunelli was named president and DeLuca was appointed CEO.

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor LLC is pleased to welcome new associate attorneys Matthew P. Rocco and William Hutcheson. Rocco works from the firm’s Rochelle Park office, focusing his practice in the areas of general litigation, insurance defense and corporate law. Hutcheson works from the firm’s Philipsburg office, where he supports several practice areas.

Prior to joining the firm, Rocco worked as an intern at the federal prosecutor’s office in Newark. During his internship, he worked on cases involving fraud, embezzlement, money laundering and criminal conspiracy. Rocco is a graduate of Rutgers Law School at Newark, where he was an associate editor on the Rutgers Law Record. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Hutcheson began his legal career as a law clerk to Superior Court Judge H. Matthew Curry in Warren County. During law school, he enrolled in numerous courses that incorporated international cultural immersion sessions. This allowed Hutcheson to travel to France, Germany, Lichtenstein and Switzerland to gain new perspectives on the law. Additionally, he worked with Syracuse University College of Law’s low-income taxpayer clinic and served as a mentor to international students pursuing their LLM degree in American Law. He graduated from Syracuse University College of Law and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg.

Dr. Cindy Hou, Jefferson Health N.J.

Jefferson Health Infectious Diseases specialist Dr. Cindy Hou has been honored as Researcher of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Internists, a national professional organization dedicated to promoting the principles of osteopathic medicine. ACOI bestowed the honor during its Annual Convention, held virtually this year.

Each year, physicians are chosen from a pool of ACOI members nominated for their accomplishments and activities. Winners are selected by the ACOI Honors and Awards Committee based on specific criteria for each award, which include Researcher of the Year, Internist of the Year and Teacher of the Year. The awards, typically presented in-person at the organization’s Annual Convention, were instead bestowed this year during the Fellows Convocation at the virtual event.

To qualify for Researcher of the Year, a physician must demonstrate a major contribution to clinical or basic research related to osteopathic internal medicine, which may include:

  • A substantial record of extramural funding from federal or foundation sources, such as the National Institutes of Health, American Osteopathic Association, the American Heart Association, etc.;
  • Publications of original research in referred journals;
  • Discovery of new technology, therapeutic interventions or a new approach to clinical care that has had a significant impact on clinical care.

T&M Associates

T&M Associates, a leading national consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company, is pleased to announce the promotions of Robert Keady Jr. to municipal practice leader, Michael Regan to New Jersey regional operations manager and Jason Worth to operations manager of the Toms River office.

These leadership changes occur as the company is refreshing its 5-year strategic plan.

“Internal succession and promotions build upon the foundation while allowing the company to evolve and grow,” said Gary Dahms, T&M’s CEO and president. “Rob, Mike and Jason have been dedicated drivers behind our strategy of building sustainable, profitable growth, and will provide invaluable direction in each of these positions.”


CBRE announced it has hired three new associates to expand the firm’s presence across the industrial & logistics, office and retail sectors in the greater Philadelphia region, including South Jersey. The three new associates include Abraham Kromah, Kate O’Brien and Christopher Giovanisci.

“CBRE continues to invest in new talent and these three new hires will bring market expertise across the industrial & logistics, office and retail lines of business,” said Adam Mullen, market leader for Greater Philadelphia. “These extremely talented, diverse group of professionals will allow CBRE to continue to offer our clients exceptional results, even during these unprecedented times in our industry.”

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Collagen Matrix Inc.

Collagen Matrix Inc., a leader in regenerative medicine and a global manufacturer of collagen- and mineral-based medical devices, announced the appointment of Daniel Ammon as vice president of research and development and Aaron Henceroth as vice president of project management and supply chain, adding two industry leaders experienced in bringing innovation to life. Collagen Matrix is a portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners.

Ammon joins Collagen Matrix with nearly 30 years of experience in research and development for medical devices. He most recently served as global vice president at Dentsply Sirona, where he led R&D for the dental materials portfolio. Henceroth joins Collagen Matrix with over 17 years of experience in progressive operations and supply chain leadership. Most recently, he served as chief of operations in training at Dewolff Boberg & Associates, where he partnered with C-suite clients at leading public and privately held companies in executing continuous improvement and growth initiatives focused on organizational development.

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Rinaldo Huriptyo, Vonage

Vonage, a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, has named Rinaldo Huriptyo as vice president and general manager of Canadian markets for its Applications Group.

In this role, Huriptyo will oversee Vonage’s field sales, channel and alliances teams throughout Canada, building on the company’s existing presence within the region by reinforcing Vonage as a global leader in cloud communications helping organizations accelerate digital transformation.

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Jonathan Pushman, N.J. School Boards Association

Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association, announced that Jonathan Pushman has been named director of governmental relations for the association. Pushman joined the NJSBA staff as a legislative advocate in 2013.

“Since he joined the NJSBA staff, Jonathan has earned the respect of his colleagues, the NJSBA membership and governmental decision-makers,” said Feinsod. “We look forward to his leadership of the Governmental Relations Department.”

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Scarinci Hollenbeck

Former Ballon Stoll Bader & Nadler P.C. Managing Partner Howard D. Bader and Partner Michael J. Sheppeard are slated to lead Lyndhurst-based Scarinci Hollenbeck’s New York City office, according to Donald Scarinci, firm managing partner.

Bader and Sheppeard have been practicing together for nearly two decades, combining their experience to offer a full range of legal services and often acting as outside general counsel for their domestic and international clients. Notably, the pair has significant experience in assisting their numerous clients based in Asia with expansion into U.S. markets and vice versa, particularly in the areas of franchising, licensing, distribution, and international trade.

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Rick Wilkins, Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed Rick Wilkins as regional vice president for the West region. Wilkins will report directly to Gregg Melnick, executive vice president and chief stores officer, and will play a key role in the planning and execution of the Union-based company’s store optimization strategy.

Wilkins will oversee operations for approximately 300 of Bed Bath & Beyond’s retail stores across 20 states, and execute the previously announced store optimization plan as the company continues to enhance its digital-first, omni-always shopping experience online and in-store.

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