Mobile: (801) 860-0426
Donald Douglas Dixon comes from a family with an Aviation Legacy. Don started his career marketing airplanes from the time he was in high school eventually selling corporate jets to Fortune 500 corporations. Aircraft acquisition, financing, trust account formation, lease backs and aircraft management.
Mr. Dixon served as Vice-President of Sales for Midwest Aircraft Corporation of Chicago, a full line Cessna, Aerostar, Aero Commander and Mooney Aircraft dealer. Mr. Dixon was VP Sales, Corporate Jets Division, for Churchill Aeronautical Group of Indianapolis, Indiana and Houston, Texas.
President of Aviation Services International an aircraft leasing firm based in Dublin Ireland. Trustee, leasing, management and tax consulting. Over 2000 aircraft under management.
Don acquired a beer, wine and spirits distributor located in Texas in 1985 which has become Alta Beverage Group a beer wine and spirits importer and exporter. Alta Beverage Group along with their distillery partners Frank-Lin Distilleries of California and Distillery partners Ireland, England and France produce over 1,800 brands with sales in over 150 countries. From private label formulation, development, trademarks, marketing and promotions to turn key designs for distilleries.
AC “Ironman” Green
A.C. Green spent 16 seasons in the NBA, and won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers spanning three decades (in 1987, 1988, and 2000), beginning with teammates such as Showtimes’ Magic Johnson, Coach Pat Riley, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and James Worthy, and ending with Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Robert Horry, Derek Fisher, and Coach Phil Jackson. A.C. is the only player in Laker history to win championships in both the “Fabulous” Forum and Staples Center. A.C. also played with Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, and Alonzo Mourning’s Miami Heat.
A.C. is known as the NBA’s Iron Man, having played in 1,192 straight games (surpassing Randy Smith’s 907 consecutive games played on November 20, 1997). A.C. was the Lakers’ first-round selection in the 1985 college draft, 23rd selection overall. He became the first Lakers’ rookie since LeRoy Ellis in the 1962-63 season to appear in every game. He was selected by NBA coaches to the league’s all-defensive second team in 1988-89, and was voted by his fans as a starter for the 1990 NBA All-Star Game. A.C. recorded a career high 35 points on January 15, 1994.
A.C. attended Oregon State, and graduated with a degree in Speech Communication. During college, A.C. was a third-team All-American as a senior, and the 1984 PAC-10 Player of the Year. He led the Oregon State Beavers to the NCAA tournament three times, their most success coming during their 1982 “Elite Eight” appearance where they unfortunately lost to Patrick Ewing’s Georgetown Hoyas.
Community Involvement and Humanitarian Efforts:
Outside of basketball, A.C.’s heart is dedicated to working with youth. Because of his love for young people, A.C. established the A.C. Green Youth Foundation in 1989, with the main focus on sexual abstinence education. Through his “I’ve Got the Power” and “Game Plan” abstinence curriculum, videos, leadership camps, and web site, A.C.’s mission is to help young people build self-esteem and character, and learn moral and ethical principles which will help them make responsible decisions.
A.C. is a youth mentor, author, speaker, and successful businessman. His business interests have included ownership of numerous Denny’s Restaurants and a Hyundai dealership, as well as various entrepreneurial pursuits. A.C. is also in demand as a business consultant and lecturer.
A.C. is a role model that youth across America can respect, and for this he was recognized in the House of Representatives’ Congressional Record of October 26, 1999 and by President George Bush when A.C. attended a ceremony in the Oval Room during Black History Month in 2006. In the course of his business ventures and community service, A.C. has made speaking appearances across the world, in countries such as China, India, Mexico, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. He has also appeared on television and radio programs throughout the country, including Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, Rush Limbaugh, Donahue, The Montel Williams Show, and The O’Reilly Factor.
Vice President of Business Development for Elite Beverage Group
Mobile: (714) 493-4513
Rick Darnell, Vice President of Business Development for Elite Beverage International. Rick has worked tirelessly educating, promoting and establishing vital relationships with governmental, social, non-profit, and for-profit interests. Mr. Darnell draws on decades of experience and knowledge for-profit as well as non-profit creation, sitting on various boards, and as a private entrepreneur.
As current President of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, Los Angeles Chapter, Rick performs a vital role representing Multiple Corporations to individuals, groups and the community at large.
Currently Rick sits on the Non profit Boards such as
NBA Retired Players Association Los Chapter, Giving Children Hope, Athletes N Education, Martial Arts For Christ, and Phoenix Tears
Rick Played in the NBA\ABA then on to Europe where he Played 8 years in Italy as well as one year in France and Spain. Rick had such accolades as Most Valuable Player\Team Captain and Player of the Year.
Rick implements in his life as a Pro athletics into his everyday life and businesses using Teamwork as the most important thing in Life to be successful.
Vice President Operations/Administrations
Mobile: (801) 231-4424
Robert Fabry has over 30 years of business experience to include roles in marketing, management, operations, human resources and executive search.
He has spent the past 20 years with Prince, Perelson and Associates, a regional boutique search firm operating in the Intermountain West. Tasked with establishing and growing the firm’s IT team to capitalize on Utah’s booming technology market, the team today is flourishing and the company is enjoying the best year in their 23 year history.
Mr. Fabry will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and administrative functions of the corporation. He will also participate in the development and implementation of business strategies, going forward.
Vice President Finance
Mobile: (602) 686-3304
Mr. Kulpaca holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Arizona State University and has built a successful real estate and real estate investment business over the past 25 years. Mr. Kulpaca also spent time with L-3 Communications as a Contract Specialist where he played an integral role with risk assessment, product pricing and bottom line profitability for several high profile projects/products.
Mr. Kulpaca will be charged with the day to day financial responsibilities for the company to include business strategy and company vision.
If you are interested in being part of a dynamic and exciting beverage import company please contact us. RAD is an equal opportunity employer.