History

The company’s roots go back nearly a half-century to 1960 when Arthur A. Checchi, former FDA Associate Commissioner, founded the company. In 1985 FDA’s Director of Regional Operations, Anthony C. Celeste, assumed the leadership of the company. He operated it under the name AAC Consulting Group (AAC). In 2001 the company was acquired by Kendle International, one of the world’s largest global clinical research organizations. In 2006 Mr. Steele, then President of AAC and Vice President of the company’s Regulatory Affairs, acquired the Division of Food, Dietary Supplement, and Cosmetic Consulting from Kendle. At that time he formed EAS Consulting Group as an independent company. In September 2007, pharmaceutical, medical device consulting was added to the list of services offered by EAS.

1960

Arthur A. Checchi, a former FDA Associate Commissioner, founded the firm

1985

Anthony Celeste, former Director of Regional Operations for FDA, takes over and operated the company as AAC Consulting Group

1994

After 30 years, Edward A. Steele retires from the CFSAN at FDA and joins AAC as Vice President

2001

AAC was acquired by Kendle International. Edward A. Steele, named President of AAC

2006

October 10, 2006, Edward A. Steele, acquired the Food, Dietary Supplement, and Cosmetic consulting divisions and Founded EAS Consulting Group LLC

2012

Edward A. Steele invites new partners to join EAS Consulting Group: Dean Cirotta as President and COO, Brett Steele as CFO. Expands Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Tobacco services

Present

EAS Consulting Group successfully supports all FDA regulated industries with 12 staff members and over 150 independent Advisors and Consultants