People news from the quality industry.

Thomas R. Shearer has been appointed manager of sales and marketing for Valenite Die & Wear, Walmet Division (West Branch, MI), a manufacturer of cemented carbide tooling.

David Bland has been appointed vice president and controller of ITT Industries, Cannon (Santa Ana, CA), a designer and manufacturer of electronic components.

Michael Cronin has been named director of sales and Jill Curry has been named director of marketing at QuadTech Inc. (Maynard, MA), an electronic test equipment manufacturer.

Rodney M. Weber has been named assistant director of institute quality assurance in institute quality systems at SwRI (San Antonio), an independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organization.

Gary Schaner has been appointed metallurgist for NSL Analytical Services Inc.'s (Cleveland) materials testing and failure analysis group.

Peter Marks has been elected to the board of directors of Cyon Research Corp. (Bethesda, MD), a provider of analysis and consulting for engineering technology markets.