Luis Cota announced as Top CEO of the Year for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

Anaheim, CA, United States – 06-16-2022 –

Luis Cota, President & Chief Executive Officer at Elite Beverage International Inc., was recently selected as Top CEO of the Year for 2022 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication and expertise within the Beverage Industry.

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual awards gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

With more than 4 decades of professional experience as a successful CEO and Beverage Industry leader, Mr. Luis Cota has certainly proven himself as extraordinary and he is an expert in the field.  He is a dynamic results-driven leader who has demonstrated success and advancement throughout his entire career. Currently, 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.

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. 

Sensi Wines is an additional luxury brand Mr. Cota is responsible for. 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 their 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 graduated from 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. This year he is being considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and for the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). He will be honored for his distinction as Top CEO of the Year for 2022 at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala West being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas this December and will be featured on the famous Reuters Billboard in Times Square NYC. 

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “We are honored to have Mr. Cota as part of the IAOTP family. He is brilliant at what he does, has tremendous foresight in working with exclusive beverage brands and his skills and accomplishments are unmatched. We felt he would be an amazing asset to our network of professionals. We are looking forward to meeting him at the Annual Awards Gala this year.”

Looking back, Mr. Cota attributes his success to his determination, his passion for excellence and his unique understanding of the beverage production business. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling for beverage industry shows. For 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 to 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 around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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