The Enthalpy Specialty Labs Leadership Team
Steven Eckard, PE
Executive Vice President
Steven J. Eckard is Executive Vice President of Enthalpy Analytical, Inc. Mr. Eckard started his career testing smoke stacks. In that role, he was responsible for special projects that involved testing non-standard emission sources for a variety of organic pollutants. Several years of managing these unique projects exposed Mr. Eckard to a wide variety of testing and analysis circumstances. Mr. Eckard is considered an expert on sampling and analysis of organic pollutants from many different source and industry types. In 1993 he founded Enthalpy Analytical, Inc. Since 1993, Mr. Eckard has been managing environmental laboratories specializing in air pollution testing and tobacco smoke analysis. Mr. Eckard has also managed the quality systems for those labs. He is well versed in ISO 17025 and FDA Good Laboratory Practices based Quality Management Systems.
Kasey Raley is the Laboratory Director of Enthalpy Analytical’s Tobacco and Nicotine division. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado, Kasey Raley spent 18 years working in the Environmental Testing Industry focused on drinking water and wastewater aspects. She has worked hard over the past 18 years in numerous roles as a Laboratory Analyst, Senior Biologist, Microbiology Technical Manager, Senior Analytical Services Manager, Client Services Manager and Quality Manager, to become the industry expert she is today. Since joining Enthalpy, Kasey has been able to apply her knowledge and experience in laboratory testing to assume supervisory control of all operations and production aspects of the tobacco group.
Regional Quality Assurance Director
Leveraging 15 plus years as a Quality Manager, Valgena Respass is now the Regional Quality Assurance Director at Enthalpy Analytical. Her BS in Chemistry from Elizabeth City State University in NC and 20 plus years of experience in the Environmental Testing Industry includes extensive experience in overseeing laboratory staff and quality management. Valgena’s career started at the bench, performing chemical extractions of organic constituents from potable water, non-potable water and solid waste and analyzing these organic constituents using GC and GCMS instrumentation. In her current role, she continues to oversee and manage various laboratory quality management systems including TNI NELAP, DoD QSM, and ISO 17025 accredited systems.