The CEO of Bang is American entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist Jack Owoc. Jack Owoc was born in the United States on June 15th, 1961. He is best known as being the Chief Executive Officer of Bang Energy, a sister company of Vital Pharmaceuticals.
Jack Owoc went to Florida Atlantic University, the same college that comedian Carrot Top attended. Strangely enough, Owoc was already born into a family of entrepreneurs, but he was not an entrepreneur till later in life.
Early in his life, Owoc started out as a high school science teacher. He taught six different science classes as well as English, and health, and also ran internal suspension for nine years. During his tenure, Owoc began to develop good eating habits along with exercise programs to get into peak shape. Owoc says that he does things differently by basing everything on science.
With his clients, he kept details on their nutrient profiles. He noticed that in one month, a group of clients did not lose body fat despite their hard training exercises and food intake. He changed variables in his training regime and food and noticed that they needed a substitution for egg protein. In the early 90s, the only egg white protein was an egg protein supplement that was consumed twice a day. Owoc tested the egg supplement and found that it had ninety percent maltodextrin, ash, and moisture, but no protein.
Owoc was furious about this, but it got worse when his best friend, a professional basketball player got the egg supplement, supported by Owoc. The player has a serious allergy to milk protein and started to choke, almost passing away. Luckily, his wife rescued him and got him to the hospital. Owoc took it upon himself to expose the supplement company to the media and one even shut down and went out of business. He then went on to research and work on supplements that had an actual effect on people. To this day, they continue to nonstop test their products at VPX/Bang/Redline HQ.
Founding a Business
Jack Owoc founded Vital Pharmaceuticals in 1993 at the age of 38. Owoc worked hard for his goals. At one point, the CEO of Bang was even sleeping on an air mattress, which shows how hard he worked for them. Owoc had in mind to “make the highest quality nutritional supplements on the market, backed by scientific research.”
He wanted to have a supplement company that set high standards for manufacturing because he was tired of the “lies and deception that unscrupulous supplement companies were using to purposefully rip off consumers.” Owoc takes all of this very seriously and wants to run Bang Energy like a pharmaceutical company and adhere to its standards. This is actually why VP(X) stands for Vital Pharmaceuticals with the X appearing lower than VP similar to how it appears in RX.
Due to Bank Energy’s nutritional benefits and claims, it has made the drink insanely popular. Bang Energy also used to make VPX Redline aimed to assist in fat loss. It was available as Xtreme, RTD, and Redline Liquid Caps. Redline RTD would stop selling when Bang Energy was clearly more successful in 2011. Bang is now one of the top five most popular energy drink products in the United States.
Now, they make a wide variety of caffeinated and caffeine-free drinks, vitamins, pre-workouts, post-workouts, and so much more. They even have their own clothing line along with shoes and accessories.
Jack Owoc married Meg Liz Owoc, the Senior Director of Marketing at Bang Energy. She even owns her own brand called Meg Liz Swim and Sportswear. She is the VP of Sales and Design of the company as well as its main brain. He has four daughters and one son. His net worth is believed to be around $124 million.
In 2020, the South Florida Business Journal Award claimed Bang Energy as one of the fastest-growing companies of the year. Owoc is also very popular online with 1.1 million followers on Instagram. By 2020, Bang was the third highest-selling energy drink in the United States.
As of today, the company has around 30 patents and 500 trademarks. As the CEO of Bang, Owoc also ensured that the drinks and supplements were available to universities as well.
In April 2020, Bang struck an exclusive distribution deal with PepsiCo. But by October of the same year, the deal fell through. The agreement was terminated by Bang because Owoc claims that Pepsi was not up to their standards. Later, Vital Pharmaceuticals had a trademark infringement lawsuit with Monster Beverage in April 2022. Vital had to pay $185 million in damages and legal fees along with Monster gaining 5% royalty sales from all Bang Energy drinks.
Despite these troubles, Bang Energy is still immensely successful and has provided top-notch quality products for over 27 years.
Truly an inspiring person who saw a serious issue that affects millions of people and sought out a way to help them overcome this problem. Despite being 61, the CEO of Bang has a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the future stating, “People, not products, will make us number one.”