Mr. Steele began his career in 1964 as an FDA analytical chemist in the New York District. He then moved to FDA Headquarters in Washington DC where he held various positions of increasing responsibility at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). In addition to managing FDA's Compliance and Industry Programs for much of his career he provided support to the Center Director on all science policy matters, established FDA's Office of Seafood, coordinated international affairs, and managed the Center's education and technical assistance programs. He holds an MBA in management and has been the recipient of various awards including the FDA Award of Merit and the Meritorious Citation Award.
Since 1994, when he joined AAC/Kendle as Vice President of the Food, Dietary Supplement & Cosmetic Consulting Division, clients throughout the world have been able to take advantage of Mr. Steele's valuable FDA compliance expertise. Under his leadership, and through the efforts of the outstanding staff that he had assembled, AAC/Kendle was recognized as a global leader in the food, dietary supplement, and cosmetic consulting field. During the last 2 years at AAC/Kendle, Mr. Steele served as President of the Rockville, MD office.
In October 2006 he formed EAS Consulting Group, LLC and is currently serving as Chairman and CEO of this independent company.