Frank VanderSloot Takes Virtual Tour of Melaleuca’s Tennessee Plant


Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot took a virtual tour of the company’s 350,000-square-foot manufacturing plant and distribution center in Knoxville, Tenn., Tuesday.

Sitting in his office at Melaleuca’s Global Headquarters in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Frank got to enjoy an intimate, face-to-face visit with employees 1,800 miles away using a state-of-the-art mobile BeamPro robot.

Here’s what he had to say about the experience:

The company’s Knoxville facility, which consists of the manufacturing plant, the distribution center, and a Melaleuca product store, is home to around 350 employees. It underwent a massive expansion and grand reopening in 2010.

Melaleuca Convention 2016 Gala

Every year, Melaleuca Convention is capped off by the Gala Awards Banquet. It is easily the biggest night of the year at Melaleuca, and this year we’re live streaming the event for the first time ever.

The live stream includes pre-recorded interviews and highlights from all three days of Convention; a look inside the Melaleuca Product Hall, including the amazing new products that were launched Day 1 of Convention; pre-Gala “red carpet” interviews; and complete live coverage of the Gala.

Watch as Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot sits down for a one-on-one interview to discuss Melaleuca’s growth. “A hundred-and-fifty-five-thousand new households joined us just last month,” Frank says. “We’re growing like a rocket ship.”

In the interview, Frank also talks about the reason Melaleuca holds an annual Convention. It’s all about creating an environment where people can change their lives, he says. “This is a forum where people can think deeply about where they are in life, be thinking deeply about what life is about, learn how to take charge of their own lives, and hopefully makes some decisions that they are going to do exactly that,” Frank says. “A lot of people go forward from this point—from Convention—and change their life.”

East Idaho News’ Nate Eaton also interviewed several others, including Melaleuca President McKay Christensen, Melaleuca Marketing Executives and customers, and singer and The Voice contestant Brian Nhira. Each of these interviews is included in the Gala live stream video.

For over 30 years, Melaleuca has been manufacturing and selling quality consumable products including vitamins and supplements, health foods and fitness products, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and super-concentrated household cleaners, and more. These wellness products are made with the finest ingredients and a balance of science and nature to help customers live longer, healthier, more vibrant lives. Since the beginning, Melaleuca’s mission has been “Enhancing the lives of those we touch by helping people reach their goals.”

Melaleuca Convention 2016 – Day 3

Melaleuca Convention 2016 – Day 2

Convention Live Blog 2016 – Day 1

CEO Frank VanderSloot Receives Horatio Alger Award

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American

Last week in Washington, D.C., Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court presented Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot with the Horatio Alger Award. This prestigious honor recognizes Frank as a “Distinguished American” whose work has contributed to free enterprise and has inspired people to achieve the American Dream.

Almost 30 years ago, Frank founded Melaleuca to help typical American families get ahead in life. Because of his unwavering commitment to Melaleuca’s mission of enhancing lives, hundred of thousands of families receive a Melaleuca check every month. Frank has always served as a champion of the “little guy.” Thanks to his vision, Melaleuca is successfully helping thousands of “little guys” reach their goals.

The Horatio Alger Award is given annually to accomplished American leaders who have not only overcome significant adversity to achieve success in their own lives, but who are dedicated to higher education, philanthropy, and helping others reach their dreams. Former recipients of this award are Ronald Reagan, Buzz Aldrin, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, Dwight Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Tom Landry, Ray Kroc, Lou Dobbs, and Tom Selleck. A nonprofit educational organization, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans honors these outstanding leaders while also encouraging young people to achieve their goals through higher education by providing them with over $110 million in need-based college scholarships.

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American


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