People news from the quality industry.

Heinz Schneider has been appointed president and CEO of Pelletron Corp. (Lancaster, PA).

Chuck Russo has been promoted to vice president of operations at ABS Quality Evaluations Inc. (Houston). Also at the company, Bernadette Martinez has been promoted to director of contracting and client services, and Mark Weisberg has been promoted to manager of sector programs.

Susan Eckel has been appointed director of business development for Strategic Distribution Inc. (Bensalem, PA).

Patrick L. Walter has been named measurement specialist at PCB Piezotronics (Depew, NY).

Steven Podvoll has been named electrical manager for Entela Inc.'s (Grand Rapids, MI) Detroit area automotive testing laboratory.

Scott Gilbert has been appointed chief financial officer at Environmental Support Solutions (Tempe, AZ).