SALT LAKE CITY, Sep 20, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (USNA) , today announced that Dave Wentz, president of USANA, was recently elected to a second term as vice chairman of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) Board of Directors and chairman of the Annual Meeting.
As a board officer, Wentz will help direct the DSA, a national trade association of leading companies that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. USANA is one of more than 200 companies that are DSA members.
"I am proud to work for an organization that plays such an important role in serving and promoting our valuable industry," Wentz said. "The DSA provides an important service to its members and the public through its commitment to ethical business practices and consumer advocacy."
Through more than four years on the DSA board, Wentz has served a variety of roles, including chairman of the Direct Selling Education Foundation and DSA vice chairman for 2006/2007. Wentz also is on the CEO Council of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations, an affiliate of the DSA that works to support direct selling ethics around the world.
Wentz's work on behalf of direct sales companies and the independent business people they represent has earned the respect and appreciation of his colleagues. "I look forward to continuing my work with Dave Wentz on the DSA Board of Directors," said Nathan Moore, current DSA chairman and general counsel of Mary Kay Inc. "He has played a major part in helping this organization achieve its goals. Working together, I know we will accomplish even more for our industry in the coming year."
DSA President Neil Offen said, "USANA has an excellent reputation among its peers in the Direct Selling Association and provides a great example for our new member companies. USANA's representation on the board is important for our industry's future."
Truman Hunt, chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations and president & CEO of Nu Skin Enterprises said, "Dave has a great understanding of the industry and its needs, which makes him an excellent choice to help lead this industry into the future."
About the Direct Selling Association
DSA is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Among its more than 200 active members are companies selling both via a party-plan method and in the traditional person-to-person style. In 2005, U.S. direct sales exceeded $30 billion with more than 14 million direct sellers nationwide. The vast majority are independent business people - micro-entrepreneurs - whose purpose is to sell the product/service of the company they voluntarily choose to represent. More than 90 percent of direct sellers operate their business part-time.
For more information on direct selling, DSA and its Code of Ethics, please visit the DSA Web site at www.dsa.org.
USANA develops and manufactures high-quality nutritional, personal-care, and weight management products that are sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. More information on USANA can be found at http://www.usanahealthsciences.com.