21 November 2013, PRNewswire for Hain Celestial -- ""Twenty years ago, I founded Hain Celestial as a start-up company on Long Island with a handful of employees and a focus on the natural health food market. We had a market capitalization of $7.8 million, and we generated less than $200,000 in sales. Today, we are a leading organic and natural products company in North America and Europe with a wellness platform of innovative, better-for-you products," said Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial. "In our last fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, we generated nearly $2 billion in sales and earned $2.41 per diluted share. Today, our market capitalization is approximately $4.0 billion, we employ 4,000 people in the United States, Canada and Europe with 24 manufacturing facilities and export our products worldwide." ..."