Whitlock Packaging Corporation, the Nation’s Largest Independent Beverage Contract Manufacturer, climbs aboard ZUN as strategic investor
Boulder Colorado. (Friday, June 04, 2010) – ZUN, the Brain Boosting Energy Drink announced today that they have completed their initial round of investor funding by reaching a significant undisclosed amount of investment with Whitlock Packaging Corporation. In addition to its capital investment, Whitlock will be providing supply chain and distribution services support to ZUN. Pete Rosso, CEO of Whitlock, has been elected to ZUN’s board of directors effective immediately.
“ZUN is in a great position with this partnership and thrilled to be working with such a high caliber company and seasoned executive team.” said Brian Stearns, Founder & CEO of ZUN. “Whitlock brings a tremendous amount of expertise to the table, much more than the typical investor giving ZUN the confidence to hit our sales goals quickly, while moving forward as the next up and coming category leader.” "ZUN is truly a pioneer brand and appealing to a wide range of consumers” stated Pete Rosso CEO of Whitlock. “The ZUN brand, has seen unprecedented trial in its limited distribution with the market saturation potential for this unique product being absolutely limitless. We see tremendous value in this brand and we are looking forward to help build ZUN to its full potential by utilizing our strategic resources.”
About Whitlock Packaging
Whitlock Packaging Corporation was founded in 1980 by Jerry D. Whitlock with a vision to establish a national beverage manufacturing program. This privately held company, with Mr. Whitlock as chairman, has succeeded in providing its customers with full service manufacturing of non-carbonated and lightly carbonated beverages. Whitlock's vision and attention to customer's needs combined with modern facilities, high quality and multiple process/packaging options has made Whitlock Packaging Corporation the undisputed national leader in non-carbonated beverage manufacturing. The success of Whitlock Packaging Corporation is linked to a never-ending commitment in meeting customers' needs for increasing market share and improved profitability.
ZUN is now a national brand showing syndicated data in Total US Food, Total US FDMx and Total US Convenience. ZUN is an Energy-Plus beverage that delivers instant and sustainable energy with added nutraceuticals for improved memory and focus. With a proprietary formulation, ZUN is the first-to-market with Brain Boosting Energy delivered in the world’s first patented rocket bottle engineered for carbonation. ZUN®, Out of this World®, Incredibly Refreshing® and Brain Boosting Energy® are registered Trademarks. For more information, please visit http://www.zunenergy.com