Wednesday, July 4, 2012

USANA Timeline Trivia - Did You Know...?

USANA 20 Year Timeline Trivia - Did You Know?

USANA Health Sciences develops and manufactures high-quality nutritional supplements, healthy weight-management products, and personal-care products, which are marketed by independent Associates in 18 international markets.

Since its inception in 1992, USANA has achieved many milestones, received several prestigious awards, and earned recognition from a host of industry experts. The following highlights these milestones in USANA’s history of excellence:



  • Dr. Myron Wentz founds USANA with a vision of a world free of pain, suffering, and disease


  • New corporate headquarters open in Salt Lake City, Utah, complete with labs and manufacturing facilities


  • Canada market opens in February, marking USANA’s first steps as an international company
  • Listed on the NASDAQ National Market System


  • First voted “Distributor Choice” Best Company in NetWork Marketing Today & The MLM Insider magazine


  • USANA surpasses $100 million in annual sales
  • February: Australia market opens
  • March: Caribbean & New Zealand markets open
  • November: United Kingdom market opens


  • June: Netherlands market opens
  • November: Hong Kong market opens


  • USANA unveils new Sense skin care line


  • Dr. Wentz creates the Sanoviv Medical Institute, an oasis of health that takes his vision to the next level
  • October: Japan market opens
  • Launches HealthPak 100 (US/CA-NFR)


  • USANA celebrates 10 years
  • From 1992 to 2002, USANA produced $800 million in sales and opened 10 new markets
  • Children’s Hunger Fund partnership begins to help serve children in need
  • Third best-performing stock on
  • U.S. patents awarded for Olivol - The Heart of the Olive
  • USANA-sponsored U.S. and Canada speedskaters compete in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games
  • October: Taiwan market opens


  • Dave Wentz appointed president of USANA Health Sciences
  • 12 million Essentials sold worldwide
  • More than $200 million in annual sales
  • Listed on Russell 200 Index
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award given to Dr. Wentz in Utah’s retail and distribution category
  • Launches USANA’s healthy weight-management program
  • Korea market opens
  • Singapore market opens


  • USANA unveils revolutionary Sensé self-preserving formulas
  • Listed on S&P Small Cap 600 Index
  • Ranked #9 on Business Week’s 100 Hot Growth Company list
  • USANA purchases media production company USANA Studios (formerly FMG Productions)
  • March: México market opens


  • Sensé self-preserving line highlighted in Prevention, Shape, and Self magazines
  • The Wentz Medical Centre and Laboratory, founded by Dr. Wentz, opens in Gaba, Uganda
  • Ranked #2 on Business Week’s 100 Hot Growth Company list
  • Launches RESET Kit Program


  • Top 20 company on Forbes’ 200 Best Small Companies list for third straight year
  • One of the “Best Companies to Work For” in Utah Business magazine for two years
  • $200 million paid in Associate commissions since company inception
  • Surpasses $350 million in annual sales
  • Success from Home magazine dedicates entire issue to USANA
  • 39 athletes from USANA-sponsored teams compete in the Torino Winter Games
  • USANA named official health supplement supplier for Sony Ericsson WTA Tour
  • Teams up with premiere athletes of Sony Ericsson WTA Tour
  • Launches Oatmeal Raisin Bar (US and CA)
  • Launches Hepasil (US)
  • Launches New TenX™ Antioxidant Blast at 2006 International Convention
  • Launches Hepa Plus (CA)


  • January: Malaysia market opens
  • U.S. patent awarded for Sensé self-preserving formulas
  • NSF International certifies USANA manufacturing practices and select products
  • Founder Dr. Myron Wentz receives Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences
  • More than $4 million donated to Children’s Hunger Fund to date
  • Voted “Distributor Choice” Best Company for ninth year in NetWork Marketing Today & The MLM Insider magazine
  • USANA expands research partnership with renowned Linus Pauling Institute
  • Utah Best of State Awards – recognized for Best Dietary Supplements for record fourth year and first time winner for Personal-Care Products
  • Million Dollar Club grows to more than 80 Associates
  • USANA Green – advanced environmental initiative led by corporate employees is launched
  • USANA President Dave Wentz rings the NASDAQ closing bell
  • NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements (4th edition) continues to give USANA products its highest rating
  • USANA receives GMP Registration and Dietary Supplement Certification through NSF International
  • Visionex™ receives approval of
  • USANA products meet requirements of Informed-Choice & HFL
  • USANA’s 15th Anniversary Convention draws a record number of attendees
  • USANA President, Dave Wentz, elected Vice Chairman of Direct Selling Association for a second term
  • Named one of Utah’s “Best Companies to Work For” by Utah Business
  • Launches MyHealthPak at 2007 International Convention (US, CA-NFR, UK-NFR, NL-NFR)


  • Utah “Best of State” Dietary Supplements for record fifth year
  • Utah “Best of State” Personal-Care Products for second year
  • Utah “Best of State” Overall in Merchandising & Consumer Services
  • Launches Chocolate Whey Nutrimeal as a regular product item
  • Voted “Distributor Choice” Best Company for 10th year in NetWork Marketing Today & The MLM Insider magazine
  • USANA becomes a Founding Member of The Climate Registry
  • Six USANA products receive NSF International’s Certified for Sport Certification
  • USANA launches Rev3 Energy drinks at 2008 International Convention
  • USANA launches innovative Matching Bonus at 2008 International Convention
  • President Dave Wentz elected Chairman of Direct Selling Association
  • Executive Vice President Gil Fuller receives Utah CFO of the Year award
  • USANA’s BiOmega™ Fish Oil Supplement approved by
  • Unveils Million Dollar Club Walk of Fame
  • Announces plans to open in the Philippines at International Convention
  • Honored by Utah Council for worksite health promotion
  • USANA products listed on Informed-Sport website
  • Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Art Center opens at North Central College; USANA founder donates $10 million to project
  • USANA named a Top Revenue Growth Company by MountainWest Capital Network
  • USANA board member Ron Poelman named Outstanding Director by Utah Business
  • USANA General Counsel James Bramble receives ACC Corporate Counsel Leadership award


  • January: Philippines market opens
  • NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements (consumer edition)continues to give USANA product highest rating, including its first Editor’s Choice Award
  • USANA’s CoQuinone® 30 receives approval by
  • Million Dollar Club grows to more than 130 Associates
  • USANA named “One of the Best Places to Work” by Outside Magazine
  • In June, USANA receives “Best Live Event for the 2008 International Convention” at the American Business Awards (ABA) in New York City
  • USANA surpasses $3 billion in sales since inception
  • USANA featured in June issue of Inc. magazine
  • Dave Wentz named one of America’s most powerful CEOs 40 and under by
  • Granted membership to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
  • Received Utah Best of State Awards for best personal-care products (Sensé Beautiful Science™), best nutrition beverage (Rev3 Energy™), and best nutrition products (MyHealthPak™)
  • Launches Rev3 Energy in Canada
  • Results of clinical study involving USANA products conducted at University of Colorado Denver (UCD) published in August 2009 edition of Obesity and Weight Management
  • Rev3 Energy featured in Direct Selling News, Life & Style, and Star magazines
  • Won Telly Award for Nutritionals You Can Trust video
  • Won Communicator Award for What’s Up USANA? blog
  • Launches USANA® Probiotic product
  • Launches Vitamin D product
  • USANA named a Top Revenue Growth Company by MountainWest Capital Network
  • Wins 2009 OMNI Award for redesign
  • Announces partnership with Wasatch Powder Bird Guides
  • Becomes Official Supplement Provider of the Utah Grizzlies
  • Launches formulation upgrade for Essentials™, MyHealthPak™, and HealthPak™ at 2009 International Convention
  • Launches MyHealthPak™ Super Pills - Proflavanol® 180, CoQuinone® 100, and Visionex® DS at 2009 International Convention
  • Launches Pure Rest product at 2009 International Convention
  • Launches new BDS and eApprentice training program at 2009 International Convention
  • Launches Essentials Green product


  • Announced partnership with Kathy Kaehler
  • Wins two 2009 OMNI Awards for eApprentice
  • Becomes Official Supplement Provider of AFT Bournemouth
  • What’s UP, USANA? blog named finalist in Min’s Best of the Web Awards
  • Wins Nutrition Business Journal’s 2009 Scientific Achievement Award
  • Named as finalist in 2010 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service
  • Recognized by Outside Magazine for second consecutive year as One of America’s Best Places to Work
  • Wins three Utah Best of State Awards
  • Launches Sensé Blanc Balance at Asia-Pacific Convention for Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand markets
  • Launches USANA Calming Tea product at Asia-Pacific Convention for Hong Kong and Taiwan markets
  • Announces its intention to open in China at Asia-Pacific Convention
  • Wins three 2010 Communicator Awards
    • Social Media
    • Corporate Media
    • Corporate Magazine, Overall Design
  • USANA is Honored with Stevie Award for Best Live Event for its 2009 International Convention at the 2010 American Business Awards
  • General Manager for USANA Australia & New Zealand, Gill Stapelton, appointed to the Direct Selling Association of Australia (DSAA) Board of Directors.
  • USANA and TOSH collaborate on New Vitamin Studies on vitamin D & C
  • USANA is recognized with a 2010 West Valley City Clean and Beautiful Award as a result of USANA’s water-wise landscaping and xeriscaping
  • USANA wins two Australian Business Awards for Product Excellence (USANA Essentials™) and Best eBusiness (BDS/eApprentice)
  • USANA acquires BabyCare Ltd., a direct selling company in China
  • USANA unveils innovative Nutritional Hybrid Technology at 2010 International Convention with Proflavanol® C100 and Hepasil DTX™
  • USANA unveils Health & Freedom Solution DVD at the 2010 International Convention
  • USANA unveils new Digestion/Detox product category including the new Digestive Enzyme Supplement and Fibergy® Plus at the 2010 International Convention
  • USANA unveils new Follow-Up program at the 2010 International Convention
  • USANA unveils new eCard program at the 2010 International Convention
  • USANA unveils new business center activation 200/400 at the 2010 International Convention
  • USANA unveils new simplified PaceSetter program with Premier Platinum/PaceSetter and Annual Platinum/PaceSetter programs and qualifications
  • USANA launches Integrated Sales Program (ISP)
  • USANA Lifemasters goes digital
  • USANA Manager of Social Media Content, Tim Haran, honored by PR News as a Digital Communicator of the Year
  • What’s Up, USANA? named a Best Blog finalist in the Platinum PR Awards and Digital PR Awards
  • USANA participates in the Direct Selling Association’s Code of Ethics program
  • USANA unveils new online Health & Freedom Solution
  • USANA becomes the Official Health Supplement Supplier to the Visa Women’s Ski Jumping Team
  • The Million Dollar Club surpasses 140 members
  • USANA releases new seasonal product: Booster C 600 in the US market
  • Ranked #1 Best Company in Network Marketing for 2010 by MLM Insider Online
  • Ranked #1 Best Nutritional Company in Network Marketing for 2010 by MLM Insider Online
  • Ranked #5 Best Weight Loss Company in Network Marketing for 2010 by MLM Insider


  • USANA begins trading stock on the NYSE
  • USANA extends sponsorship of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) to include six new brand Ambassadors
  • USANA rated #1 Overall Merchant for Customer Satisfaction and #1 Merchant in Direct Sales Based on Customer Satisfaction by
  • The Healthy Home Book hits The New York Times Best Sellers List
  • study confirms USANA’s CoQuinone product label claim
  • The Healthy Home book hits five best seller lists
  • The Healthy Home proceeds are donated to Children’s Hunger Fund
  • USANA announces realignment of executive team and appointment of new executive officers
  • USANA announces plans to expand operations to Thailand
  • Dr. Myron Wentz awarded honorary doctor of science degree
  • USANA earns certification for the Essentials
  • USANA and WTA Launch “Ace Out Hunger” program
  • USANA wins seven Communicator Awards
    • Marketing Effectiveness, International Convention (Gold)
    • Interactive Multi-Media, Health & Freedom Solution (Silver)
    • Business Website, What’s Up USANA? (Silver)
    • Corporate Magazine (Silver)
    • Special Edition Magazine (Silver)
    • Print Advertising, Magazine Ad (Silver)
    • Print Advertising, Design (Silver)
    • Online Viral Video (Silver)
  • USANA wins three Telly Awards
    • Non-Broadcast Production History Bio (Silver)
    • Internet/Online Video (Silver)
    • Internet/Online Video-Green/Eco Friendly (Bronze)
  • USANA wins three Best of State awards
    • Best Dietary Supplements (7th win since 2003)
    • Best Personal Care Products/Cosmetics – Sense ™ (4th win since 2007)
    • Best Health/Nutrition Beverage – Rev3 Energy ™ (3rd win since 2009)
  • USANA wins the Stevie Award's People’s Choice Favorite New Media/Entertainment Product for the Health & Freedom Solution
  • USANA receives Stevie Award Finalist Recognition in nine categories
    • Executive of the Year (Dave Wentz)
    • Management Team of the Year
    • Best Overall Company
    • Social Media Focus (International Convention)
    • Communications Professional of the Year (Tim Haran)
    • Customer Service Department of the Year
    • Best Support Department of the Year (Manufacturing)
    • Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • USANA becomes an FDA-Registered Facility
  • USANA’s Dan Macuga wins a SAMY Award from Utah Business Magazine
  • USANA's Dan Macuga wins a SAMY Award from Utah Business magazine
  • USANA awarded the NutriSearch Gold Medal of Achievement™
  • USANA recognized by Outside magazine for the third consecutive year as one of America’s Best Places to Work
  • USANA files for two new US patents on Hepasil DTX™
  • USANA becomes Official Supplement Provider for Roush Performance Road Racing Team
  • USANA announces plans to expand operations into France and Belgium
  • USANA becomes Official Partner of the US Ski Team, US Snowboarding, and US Freeskiing (USSA)
  • USANA becomes sponsor to individual members of the Korean Speed Skating teams
  • USANA breaks company record for most awards won in one year
    • USANA wins 45 awards in 2011
    • 15 national and international awards
    • More than double the awards won in 2010 and quadruple the number of awards won in 2009


  • USANA and US Speedskating Team extend partnership
  • USANA Thailand opens the training rooms in the new office in Central Bangkok and opens enrollment for Distributors. (01/30/12)
  • USANA Probiotic receives certification
  • USANA partners with HealthCorps to fight childhood obesity
  • USANA unveils the USANA True Health FoundationUSANA Thailand officially opens for business with the direct-selling license from the Thai government and certification by the Thailand FDA of several Sensé™ products as well as Proflavanol® 30, Active Calcium™, BiOmega™, and VX™. (03/19/12)
  • USANA France and Belgium Markets Open for Business (03/26/12)
  • USANA Paris Office Opens Its Doors to the Public (03/28/12)
  • USANA PC Status Now Available in Six EU Markets: Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, and Ireland (4/13/12)


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