Meinzinger, Creative Bath Founder, Dies
November 3, 2010,
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.-Mathias "Mat" Meinzinger, founder and chairman of Creative Bath Products, died of pancreatic cancer on Oct. 31. He was 74.
A native of Hungary, Meinzinger founded Creative Bath in 1973. He served as president until last month, when he became chairman and Bob Weiss, vice president of sales and marketing, was named president. In 1997, Meinzinger was named Long Island's Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year.
Meinzinger is survived by his wife of 52 years, Christa; a brother, Joseph; two sisters, Theresa Baumann and Veronica Penka; and nieces and nephews. Donations on behalf of Meinzinger can be made to the Lustgarden Foundation, an organization that raises funds for research in pancreatic cancer.