Gene Hughes, the co-founder of Nature’s Sunshine Products, passed away at the age of 91.
Hughes dedicated nearly five decades to revolutionizing the herbal and natural wellness industry and grew a multimillion-dollar global enterprise from a small, family-owned business that began with encapsulated herbs sold to health food stores.
Hughes, along with his wife Kristine and family, found a market for their products among complementary and alternative healthcare practitioners across the country and spread their mission to more than 40 countries worldwide.
“Loved by both his immediate family and all of his Nature’s Sunshine family, Gene will be dearly missed, and his legacy will continue to leave an impact across our business,” said Nature’s Sunshine Chief Executive Officer Terrence Moorehead. “Gene loved this company, and his personal interactions with consultants and employees forged relationships around the globe.”
Hughes served as the company’s first president and remained active within the Nature’s Sunshine family throughout his life.
“Gene dedicated his life to helping others discover greater wellbeing and opportunity through Nature’s Sunshine,” said Moorehead. “We will continue to honor his life and memory through our efforts to share nature’s healing power with the world.”