Experior Laboratories, Inc is a Southern California based, third-party test laboratory providing independent design verification and qualification testing services to component and system manufacturers, military contractors, integrators and system providers within the Telecommunication, Military, Aerospace, Space, Industrial, Medical and many other industries.

Recognized throughout the industry for superior customer service, consistent on-time delivery, project management by experts and end-to-end accountability, Experior Labs offers customers cost-effective, highly qualified testing services that add value to any organization, regardless of size.

Experior Labs was founded in 2003 and is privately held. A unique business model and substantial private investment has allowed Experior Labs to become one of the fastest growing independent test laboratories in North America. Headquartered in Oxnard, CA, Experior Labs occupies 42,000 sq ft. in three buildings.


Experior Laboratories, Inc.
1635 Ives Avenue, Oxnard, California 93033
Phone: 805-483-3400
Fax: 805-483-5484

Executive Team

Lorenz Cartellieri

Lorenz Cartellieri

President (Founder)

As president and co-founder of Experior Laboratories, Inc. Lorenz Cartellieri is in charge of strategic vision for the company and responsible for overall operations. He brings 20 years of experience in the testing arena to Experior Labs, and has been recognized by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) for his role as chair and vice chair of the subcommittee on Fiber Optic Metrology TR-42.15 He is also a member of the SAE AS-3 Technical Committee on Fiber Optics and Applied Photonics.

Before beginning Experior Laboratories in 2003 Cartellieri was a product manager and senior design engineer for Rifocs Corporation specializing in fiber optics. He holds a masters in business administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix and a bachelors of science in electrical engineering from the University of Hanover, Germany.

John Kim

John Kim

Technical Director (Founder)

John Kim is the technical director and co-founder of Experior Laboratories. With over 20 years of experience in the test application and measurement industry, he is responsible for test engineering, development, and overall program execution for Experior Labs. Prior to launching Experior Laboratories, John was a senior design engineer at Rifocs Corporation, and developed automated fiber optic test measurement systems. He holds a BSEE degree from Stanford University and an MSEE degree from Purdue University

Sales and Marketing

Roger Rutz

Roger Rutz

VP of Sales and Marketing

As VP of Sales and Marketing at Experior Laboratories, Roger Rutz is responsible for Experior Lab’s global sales and marketing activities. He brings over 20 years of fiber optic component and environmental test experience to Experior Labs. He is also a member of the SAE AS-3 Technical Committee on Fiber Optics and Applied Optics, the ARINC Fiber Optic Subcommittee, as well as the SAE AE-8 C1/C2 Technical Committee for electrical interconnects and tooling.

Prior to joining Experior Laboratories in 2009, Roger Rutz was the West Coast Sales Manager for EXFO and Fiber Optic Applications Engineer at Rifocs Corporation.

Debbie McPherson

Debbie McPherson

Director, Business Development

As the Director, Business Development at Experior Laboratories, Inc., Debbie McPherson is responsible for expanding Experior Labs sales and customer base by further developing existing customer relationships as well as identifying and capturing new programs and opportunities.

Debbie brings nearly two decades of testing experience ranging from UL (Underwriters Laboratories) to NTS (National Technical Systems). While with UL, Debbie was involved within the Consumer Electronics, ITE/Telecom, Lighting, Medical, and Power Distribution industries. Debbie’s primary success with NTS was focused in the aerospace and space sectors. Debbie will utilize this solid understanding of testing challenges, combined with Experior Labs ever expanding capabilities, to assist customers meet their testing goals.


Andy Shiang, Ph.D.

Andy Shiang, Ph.D.

Engineering Manager

As the Engineering Manager, Dr. Andy Shiang will be responsible for leading engineering efforts to support the growing product qualification and testing business sectors.

Dr. Shiang brings over twenty years of specialized expertise in structural analysis, dynamics, and aerospace engineering. His most recent position has been at Aerojet Rocketdyne, where he worked on several large engine programs, laser and electro-optics, Kinetic Energy Weapons, energy systems, as well as the Commercial Crew Program. Dr. Shiang earned a BSME from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as an MSME & PhD from Lehigh University.


David Cohen, Ph. D.

David Cohen, Ph. D.

Engineering Manager – Fiber Optics

As the Engineering Manager for Fiber Optics at Experior Laboratories, Dr. David Cohen assumes technical leadership for testing of all fiber all fiber optic components in both telecom and military/aerospace applications.

Prior to joining Experior Labs, Dr. Cohen was the fiber optic scientist at Rifocs Corporation in charge of R&D. Later, as a founding member of the innovative startup nanoPrecison Products, Dr. Cohen established and managed their high precision technology and product development center where he obtained many years of metrology experience developing novel high precision metal fiber optic component prototypes.

Dr. Cohen has also published many peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and patents in fiber-optic related fields. He holds a BS degree in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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