Our USANA Elements of Excellence
We’re made of unique elements that make us different. And different is good. We want to celebrate these differences by highlighting our Elements of Excellence—what make us who we are. Look for stories, flyers, and blogs about all the elements that make us unique:
Dr. Wentz’ Visionary Leadership
Trailblazer. Revolutionary. Pioneer. Visionary. Pick the word you like best. They all mean virtually the same thing.
And they describe a man who stepped into the unknown and, through bold innovation and impassioned vision, shed light on an entirely new path to health.
You can also call him by name—Dr. Myron Wentz. It’s synonymous with scientific brilliance and the kind of disruptive innovation that accelerates the sluggish pace of science—and changes the lives of millions in the process.
The Price of Vision
You aren’t born with the passion and vision required to alter the world. If only it were that simple. The creation of monumental change comes at monumental cost, too often paid in the currency of personal tragedy.
At 17, Dr. Wentz lost his father to heart disease. He was the first of many family members taken too soon by degenerative disease.
These traumatic events forced a talented young musician named Myron Wentz to look for solutions in his other love—science. Over the course of his life, these losses galvanized into a purpose-driven vision to improve the health of people all over the world, to save them from living too short and dying too long.
And that vision made possible the long list of innovations and accomplishments listed next to Dr. Wentz’ name: internationally recognized microbiologist, pioneer in the development of human cell culture technology, developer of the first commercially available diagnostic test for the Epstein-Barr virus, and winner of the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences.
Big Innovation at a Microscopic Level
If you’re going to improve the health of people around the world, your first instinct might be to start with something big. But Dr. Wentz found a different path, as pioneers do. He started small—microscopic—with the health of single cells.
Like countless other scientists, Dr. Wentz had spent a career culturing healthy cells. But he had the vision to see what so many others missed—cells need to be nourished with advanced doses of the right kind of nutrients and antioxidants to stay healthy.
This discovery disrupted nutritional science and led to the development of the revolutionary USANA® Essentials™—well before “antioxidant” was a buzzword. Dr. Wentz had the vision to see a guiding light in the darkness of the undiscovered and the courage to chase it into uncharted territory. With his trailblazing work in cellular nutrition, both at Gull Laboratories and at USANA, he has led millions around the world toward healthier, happier lives.
And Dr. Wentz isn’t done yet.
The flame of innovation still burns brightly at USANA, fueled by the vision and insights of the same man who sparked it over two decades ago. With Dr. Wentz’ visionary leadership and the peerless scientists in our research and development department, we are now standing on the precipice of a new era in nutritional science.
“We are about to take another dramatic leap forward in personalized nutrition, which will be unveiled right here on this stage next year,” Dr. Wentz said at the 2015 International Convention. “An announcement just as groundbreaking to the world as our message was 20 years ago.”
Be there on August 25th, 2016 to hear the groundbreaking news.