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Cynthia Lanette Steel

Cynthia Lanette Steel, American medical products executive.


  • Steel, Cynthia Lanette was born on August 29, 1946 in Preston, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Paul Morris and Eugenia (Kirvida) Bedard.

  • Education

    • Student, University Minnesota, 1965.


    • Lab technician 3M Medical Products, St. Paul, 1966-1968. From lab technician to master laboratory technician 3M Commercial Chemicals, 1968-1982, advanced product development technologist, 1982-1984. Senior quality assurance technologist 3M Protective Chemical Products, 1984-1987, supervisor technical service, 1987-1991, supervisor textile laboratory, 1991, manager textile and leather laboratory, 1991-1993.

      Technical service manager, since 1993. Visiting technical scientist 3M, Maplewood, Minnesota, 1983-1992.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Presenter in field. Patentee textile treatments.


    Cub Scout den leader Boy Scouts American, St. Paul Park, Minnesota, 1972-1974. Leader Girl Scouts, St. Paul Park, 1970-1973. Adventure guide Adventure Club, Maplewood, since 1989.

    Sunday school teacher North St. Paul Baptist Church, since 1979. Member American Furniture Manufacturers Association (past chairman joint industry standards subcommittee), American Association Chemists and Colorists (chairman 1989-1992), American Association Cleaning and Restoration.



    Gardening, piano, needlecrafts, bridge, travel.


    • Married Robert William Root, October 2, 1965 (divorced October 1974). Children: Theodore Robert, Troy Robert. Married Frank Burton Steel, August 2, 1975.

      1 child, Todd Elmer.
    • father: Paul Morris Bedard
    • mother: Eugenia (Kirvida) Bedard
    • spouses: Robert William Root
    • Frank Burton Steel
    • children: Theodore Robert Steel
    • Troy Robert Steel
    • Todd Elmer Steel
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    Born August 29, 1946
    (age 71)