Mr. Steinberg worked for Carboline for 18 years before he joined Celtite Inc., a resins manufacturer based in Georgetown, KY, in the mid-1980s as president. He returned to Carboline, a major producer of anticorrosion industrial maintenance coatings, in 1986 as president and CEO. He retired from Carboline in 1998, and worked as an investment banker and consultant to various companies.
Mr. Steinberg was born and reared in St. Louis and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, in 1959 with a bachelor's degree. After graduation, he completed Army airborne and Ranger training and served with the 101st Airborne Division. He later earned a master's degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis. He worked for Monsanto Co. in St. Louis before joining Carboline, now a unit of RPM Inc.
He received the National Paint & Coatings Association's Industry Statesman Award, which recognizes "long and devoted service to the paint and coatings industry," in 2000.
Mr. Steinberg is survived by his wife, Ida Grand Steinberg, whom he married in 1961; three daughters, Susie Axelbaum, Betsy Steinberg and Barbara Askenazi; two brothers, Dr. Larry Steinberg and David Steinberg; and a granddaughter.