USANA Health Sciences, Inc. announced the appointment of Timothy Wood, Ph.D., to the company’s board of directors. Dr. Wood joins the board as an independent director and brings more than thirty years of experience in scientific research and development.

Myron W. Wentz, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, commented, “I’m very pleased to welcome Dr. Wood back to USANA as the newest member of our board. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Dr. Wood led USANA’s research and development department for 15 years. His expertise will help USANA stay at the forefront of cellular nutrition and scientific innovation. In addition to his scientific expertise, Dr. Wood has a significant understanding of the direct selling industry and has the respect and confidence of our Associates. I am confident Dr. Wood will be a great addition to the Board of Directors and look forward to once again working alongside him.”

Dr. Wood commented, “I am honored to accept a seat on USANA’s board of directors. I have followed the company closely since my retirement, and have been pleased to see it grow and progress. Most importantly, USANA has continued to lead the way in cellular nutrition. I look forward to once again working with a world-class scientific team and to contributing to USANA’s future success.”

About Dr. Timothy Wood

Timothy E. Wood, Ph.D., previously served as Executive Vice President of Research and Development for USANA until his retirement in March of 2011. Dr. Wood joined USANA in June 1996 as Director of Research and Development, and served in this role until June 1999, when he was appointed as the Company’s Vice President of Research and Development. In January 2006, he was appointed as the Company’s Executive Vice President of Research and Development.

Before joining USANA, Dr. Wood served as Vice President of Research and Development for AgriDyne Technologies, Inc., formerly known as NPI, from 1992 to 1995. From 1980 to 1992, Dr. Wood served as Research Manager and Senior Scientist for AgriDyne Technologies.

Dr. Wood received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He also earned an M.B.A. from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.