Robert J. Katz
President and General Manager
Bob has more than 50 years of experience with calibration in the military and civilian industry including electrical, dimensional, mechanical, thermal and avionics. Bob joined Florida Standards Laboratory in 1972 as a technician, and in 1997 purchased the company becoming its President and General Manager.
Prior to joining FSL, Bob was a senior calibration technician at Solitron Devices in Rivera Beach, Florida. In this role, he was responsible for the maintenance of industrial furnaces and production equipment for the manufacturing of semi-conductor materials.
He began his career in the calibration industry while serving in the United States Navy. For eight years, he served as an electronics technician in two U.S. Navy calibration labs supporting various ships and training facilities. As a Senior Petty Officer, he was responsible for 15 technicians and operators on a U.S. Navy warship supporting communications, radar, cryptographic and navigation equipment.
Bob grew up in Ohio, Michigan and Florida, calling Florida home after an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1972. He lives with his wife, Esther and has three adult children and six grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his grand kids, fishing, photography and working with organizations who serve individuals with disabilities.
Setting a role model for his children and grandchildren, Bob has always given back to his community through volunteerism and involvement in youth organizations. He coached youth softball and baseball for the town of Lake Park, was involved in Girl Scouts during his daughters’ scouting years, and for more than 40 years has served in many different roles for the Gulfstream Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Designations and Specialties:
Walter (Rick) Eisele
Vice President and Senior Calibration Technician
Rick has more than thirty years’ experience with commercial calibration for industry including calibration and repair of dimensional, force, pressure, thermal, industrial ovens and processes. Rick joined FSL as a technician and became Vice President. Prior to joining FSL, Rick worked at Gage Lab and Ametek, in Pennsylvania, as a calibration technician where his responsibilities included the repair and calibration of pressure instruments.
Rick grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where he earned an associate degree from Bucks County Community College. He relocated to Florida where he lives with his wife. They have one daughter. Rick and his family are members of St. John’s United Methodist Church. His hobbies include scuba diving and he is a Certified Commercial Diver by the Divers Academy of the Eastern Seaboard.
Rick’s charitable passion lies in organ donation. There are 93,000 people waiting for organ donations with one more added every month while losing 18 people a day who cannot receive the transplants they need. Rick encourages everyone to “donate the gift of life” and you can learn more about this much-needed service at www.organdonor.gov and www.donatelife.net.
Glenda joined Florida Standards Laboratory in 2012 as an administrative assistant and was promoted to Vice President of Administrative Services in 2013. In this role, she was responsible for ensuring we meet all customer requirements.
In 2017 Glenda was promoted to Assistant General Manager. She now helps manage the day-to-day operations of the company and oversees both the accounting and customer service departments. Prior to joining FSL, Glenda spent eight years in the banking industry then took a leave of absence to stay home and raise her kids.
Born in Indiana, Glenda has lived in Florida for more than 40 years. She is married to Tom and they have three children – two are college students and one is in high school. Both Glenda and Tom are passionate about giving back to their community and have volunteered their time to local schools, various non-profit organizations and over 15 years with the Gulf Stream Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Glenda enjoys reading, hiking, backpacking, evenings by the fire pit, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends. She has an Associate of Arts degree and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
After graduating high school, Angel joined the US Marine Corps – proudly serving our country from 1978 to 1981. When his enlistment was completed, he enrolled in Garden City NY Community College studying business management. After college, Angel enrolled in Suburban Tech in their Electronics Technician program.
Angel has held jobs with ever-increasing training, experience, and responsibilities.
- Energy Efficiency – 1995 to 2000 – Electronic Technician
- Navaro Technical – 2000 to 2001 – Technician
- Alber Corp – 2001 to 2013 – Technical Supervisor
- Tropical Assemblies – 2013 to 2014 – Production Coordinator
- ABB Power T&D – 2014 to 2018 – Relay Technician
Angel joined Florida Standards Laboratory in July 2018 as a Mechanical-Dimensional technician, promoted to Quality Supervisor in March 2020.
Certifications and Specialties:
- Management Skills for Supervisors
- Fundamentals of Project Management
- Manufacturing Essentials
- Precision Dimensional Measurements
- Measurements and Calibration
- Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
- Assessment to the Auditing Requirements of ISO 17025:2017