Bernard D’Andrea selected for IAOTP’s Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY, United States – 02-25-2022 –

Bernard G. D’Andrea, Founder, Director & Officer of the Stellar Spirits and Wines, Inc   was recently chosen to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor, only a few members are chosen for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. These special honorees are distinguished based on their longevity in their fields, their contributions they have made to society and the impact they have had on their industries. Furthermore, Mr. D’Andrea will receive his recognition from 2020 as Top Professional of the Year in Hospitality.

Bernard D’Andrea is being recognized as a Lifetime Achievement Awardee for dedicating more than forty-five years of his life’s work to the hospitality industry. He is a dynamic results-driven leader who has demonstrated success and advancement throughout his entire career.

Currently, Mr. D’Andrea is the Director, Officer, Chairman and Secretary for the Stellar Spirits & Wines. Inc.  Current products of Stellar include Tequila Comisario, Sensi Italian Wines and Talon Drinks. Soon to be added are Mezcal, a popular Mexican drink, and other beverages being developed with worldwide known beverage brands. This will widen Comisario’s distribution for all products into global markets and have a dynastic impact on sales with additional worldwide distribution

Mr. D’Andrea’s impressive repertoire of prior roles in the hospitality industry include but are not limited to: distributor of wines from Chile (1980-2000); distributor for Panama and South America for the  A. Smith Bowman Distillery of Virginia from 1995-2000; owner of the brand and label Tutto Wines; distributor of Castello Italian Beer from Italy (2000-2008); distributor of Azzurina Italian Mineral Water (2000-2010); Mr. D’Andrea was also a founder and director of a California water bottling company from 2000-2008. 

From 1977-1985, Mr. D’Andrea worked in investments and insurance with Wall Street firms, prompting him to finance several product lines in Central and South America. He specialized as a consultant for new ventures and supported IPOs for established companies. Consequently, he expanded his financial services to companies in South America and then joined Europea Consolidata S.A. of Brazil. The South American companies he was associated were producers of foods, juice and wine products for worldwide consumption. 

Some of Mr. D’Andrea’s most notable accomplishments as a prominent business professional encompass his role in the founding and operating of the Universal Group Multinational Corp, which he worked from 1985 to present. UGMC was the successor to European Consolidata S.A. of San Paulo Brazil, Mr. D’Andrea was the acting North American Director for this company. He was responsible for exporting consumer goods for both Brazilian and Chilian products worldwide. Multinational Corp was the t/a for UGMC and is a federally permitted importer for spirits, beer and wines. 

Stellar Spirits and Wines, Inc. is currently planning to issue a PPM for investors. With the growth of the company in both sales and distribution there is a need for capital to finance increased inventory for sales and for the proper introduction of these new drink products.

Before embarking on his professional career path, Mr. D’Andrea attended Delbarton School and Fordham University’s College of Business Administration where he earned a BS degree in Finance and Economics. While at Fordham, Mr. D’Andrea was featured for 2 years in Who’s Who in Colleges and Universities and was awarded a place in Alpha Beta Kappa, a national business fraternity. He was student council president, and a University Council member serving as Chairman of the University Student Council his senior year.

Throughout his remarkable career, Mr. D’Andrea has received numerous awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for his dedication to the Hospitality industry. He was selected as Top Professional of the Year in Hospitality by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). He graced the front cover of TIP Magazine, and was featured on the famous Reuters billboard in Times Square NYC.  This year he will be considered for the Hospitality Expert of the Decade Award to be featured on TIP Radio. In past years, Mr. D’Andrea was featured in numerous Who’s Who recognitions; was named a Top Professional of Hospitality by Strathmore Who’s Who; and received the Businessman of the Year Award in 1998 from the Wharton School of Business for his business plan for a family run business. 

Additionally, Mr. D’Andrea has always been an active member of his community where he was member of Rotary International, Toms River, Ocean County. He was the first appointed Recycling Director for reusable products (1975-1978 in Toms River. New Jersey. He maintains membership in the National Republican Committee and The Knights of Columbus.  

Looking back, Mr. D’Andrea attributes his achievements to his perseverance, his passion for creativeness and remaining engaged in all his business endeavors. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Kathleen, four children and their spouses, and 11 grandchildren. For the future, Mr. D’Andrea will continue to serve in the hospitality field with professionalism and effectiveness.

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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 the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, be keynote speakers and help influence others in their fields. Membership in IAOTP is not open to everyone. Prospective candidates must be asked by the President or nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world the recognition and credibility they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself as being an organization that hand-picks the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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