2008 Innovative Company of the Year (Finalist) and Innovator of the Year (Finalist)

Melaleuca has done it again! After years of leading the marketplace in researching and developing unique products, Melaleuca was honored with two distinctions at the 3rd Annual Idaho Innovation Awards.

"Since its beginning in 1985, Melaleuca has become one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America," the awards committee wrote. "Melaleuca is an international manufacturer and distributor of more than 350 health, pharmaceutical, personal care and home care products and has long been the leader in the blossoming green products and healthy lifestyles industries."

Melaleuca was honored by Stoel Rives LLP in the Innovative Company of the Year category and CEO Frank L. VanderSloot was named for the Innovator of the Year category.

"Melaleuca continues to be an industry leader in innovation and technology," Frank says. "Our products are unmatched, and we have the science to prove it."

A shining example of Melaleuca's commitment and innovation is Diamond Brite®, for which Melaleuca was honored. Patented Diamond Brite is the only pH neutral, phosphate-free, chlorine-free automatic dishwashing detergent that uses one-fourth the amount per load as national brands but delivers exceptionally clean dishes every time.

"Innovation plays a critical role in all Idaho business sectors," says Paul Boyd the 2008 Idaho Innovation Awards Chairman. "As the state’s only innovation awards program, the Idaho Innovation Awards serves as a catalyst to recognize and honor the innovative leaders, entrepreneurs, and inventors who are shaping the technology and business communities in Idaho and beyond."

The awards reflect Melaleuca's longstanding role as a pioneer in the wellness industry.