Unparalleled Technical Competence

About Florida Standards LaboratoryFlorida Standards Laboratory was founded in 1960 to accommodate the industry’s need for a modern, independent source for test & measuring equipment repair, calibration and maintenance services. We pride ourselves on maintaining staff with years of experience, and keeping our facilities stocked with state-of-the-art equipment to meet requirements and exceed expectations.

FSL is a senior member of the National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Our FCC licensed technicians average over twenty years of test equipment repair and calibration experience.


Meet the Staff

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 1971. He lives with his wife, Esther and has three adult children and six grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his grand kids, fishing, photography, spoon-carving 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:

Glenda Sutterfield
Assistant General Manager

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 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2021. 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. 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 more than 20 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.

Angel Maldonado
Quality Supervisor

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

Stephen Tori
Administrative Assistant

Stephen is the most recent addition to the FSL team, joining us in July of 2020 as an Administrative Assistant. He is responsible for receiving incoming equipment, typing certificates and other documentation, and customer communications. He was born and raised in Palm Beach County, growing up in Jupiter, then living throughout the county. Stephen is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in English Education. While in Tallahassee, he volunteered with multiple homeless shelters and organizations, as well as tutoring at risk teens. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and traveling.

Rosti Vana
Calibration Technician

Rosti started working for Florida Standards Laboratory in 1983 as a dimensional calibration technician. At that time, Rosti had very little training or experience in the field of metrology and calibration. However, through lots of hard work and using his own time, he progressed to becoming a senior technician with specialties in dimensional, pressure, torque, scales, temperature and basic electrical/electronics.

After working with us for five years, Rosti decided to become an entrepreneur and work in the Fire Safety industry. After completing training at the Florida State Fire College, Rosti started his own Fire Safety business, serving much of Florida for many years.

Now he has decided to return to us as a mechanical-dimensional calibration technician. With his years of experience with people, he is a welcomed addition to the team.


Office Mascot

Fritter, the youngest member of the team, is our friendly office mascot. She is half Catahoula, half Border Collie, and has the energy of both. She likes to tug on ropes, catch frisbees, and chase her oversized tennis ball; but what she loves most of all is making new friends. She’s always willing to give her support and lend a paw to those in need. If you’re lucky enough to meet our furry pal, you’ll have a friend for life!