Princetel, Inc-Virtual Plant Tour

April 21, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Join us for a Virtual Plant Tour of a NJ LEED Platinum Facility as we pay tribute to Earth Month.

The First LEED Platinum Industrial Building in New Jersey

Princetel's manufacturing facility and its headquarters in Hamilton received the highest LEED rating, Platinum, in 2014. With hard work and dedication, they managed to transform a highly contaminated "Brownfield" into one of the greenest.

 

About the Speaker

Barry Zhang, Princetel Inc. 

Barry Zhang received his PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1994. He started a fiber component company, Princeton Optics, Inc, in the Princeton area upon graduation. The company was acquired by ADC Telecommunications of Minnesota in 1998. He served as an engineering director until the 2000recession. After a brief stint with another photonics start up as VP engineering, Barry cofounded Princetel, a fiber rotary joint maker, in 2000. Princetel now has more than 70 employees (2020). In 2011, Princetel expanded into a 43,000 square foot facility, which has been certified as LEED Platinum building, the only industrial building to achieve that honor in the state of New Jersey. Among many accolades received by Princetel, NJBIZ ranked Princetel #43 as fastest 50 in 2012 and Princetel was placed #10 by NJBIZ 100 Best Place to work Ranking in 2013. The company reached another milestone in 2016 by acquiring a slip ring manufacturer. Barry is now the CEO of the combined company. He focuses on optical design, marketing, and business development. Barry is a strong advocate for sustainable business practice and socially responsible business culture. He has also been active in the local art and education community. Currently he serves on the chairman of the board of Artworks of Trenton. 

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