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Luis Cota selected for IAOTP’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Anaheim, California, United States - 01-25-2023 -

Luis Cota, President & Chief Executive Officer at Elite Beverage International Inc., was recently selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023 (?) by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in and of itself, only a few select members are chosen for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. These special honorees are selected to receive this award based on their longevity in their fields, contributions to society, and impact on their industries. Luis will receive this award at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala in December 2023.

With more than four decades of professional experience as a successful CEO and Beverage Industry leader, Mr. Luis Cota has certainly proven himself as extraordinary and is an expert in the field. He is a dynamic, results-driven leader who has demonstrated success and advancement throughout his career. Mr. Cota is the President and CEO of Elite Beverage International Inc., based out of Anaheim, California. 

Elite Beverage International Inc. is a sales and importing company with a focus on the Spirits and Wine Business, owning premium brands and seeking out others. From their USA-based headquarters, Elite's experienced team has offices, personnel, and joint ventures in several countries globally.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated "Choosing Luis for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. He excels at what he does, has incredible foresight in working with exclusive beverage brands, and his skills and achievements are unparalleled. We are looking forward to celebrating him at the gala." 

Mr. Cota is highly skilled in New Business Development, Start-Ups, Brand Development, Marketing, Event Management, Winemaking, Retail, Mentoring, Sales Management, and Key Account Development. He has superior industry knowledge in Food Service and Restaurants, and within Alcoholic Beverage production, he has mastered Wine/Wine Tastings, Beer, and Ultra-Premium Tequila. 

Tequila Comisario® is one of the highest-awarded tequilas, winning the US and international competitions winning multiple Gold and Double-Gold medals, Best of Class/Category, Tequila of the Year in 2018, 98-point ratings and ranked #2 Blanco and #3 Añejo in the "World Spirits Competition" and was announced by Cigar and Spirits Magazine. 

Mr. Cota is responsible for another luxury brand, Sensi Wines. These wines tell the story of how they grew over the years, always focusing on quality and sustainability as unavoidable points of reference. The wines speak of respect for the terroir, perfect raw materials, and their ability to interpret tradition by innovating it with balance. The elegance of Tuscany is represented in each wine. Sensi Wine has an abundance of yearly recognitions for several of its wines across every category.

Before embarking on his professional career path, Mr. Cota attended San Diego State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Latin American studies. To further his studies, Mr. Cota attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Cota has received awards, accolades and was recognized worldwide for his expertise in the Beverage industry. He was recently honored for his distinction as Top CEO of the Year for 2022 at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala, held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. In 2022 he was also featured on the famous Reuters Billboard in Times Square NYC. This year he is being considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and will be broadcast on The Planet Hollywood Billboard in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2023. 

Looking back, Mr. Cota attributes his success to his determination, passion for excellence, and unique understanding of the beverage production business. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and participating in beverage industry shows. In the future, Mr. Cota will continue his successful business leadership and plans to extend and take on more prestigious beverage brands.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world's finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You must be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals worldwide the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped build their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself as a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that handpicks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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Full Name: Stephanie Cirami
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