On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the National Italian American Foundation honored Giovanni Colavita, CEO and President of Colavita USA with the Special Achievement Award in International Business at their annual New York Gala. The event was held at 42nd Street Cipriani in the heart of midtown Manhattan. With over 700 Italian and Italian Americans from around the country in attendance, the event gathered to celebrate the best that Italian culture has to offer and to recognize the achievements of the Italian community in the U.S.
During Giovanni’s speech, he touched on how the business started and still remains a family-owned business based on superior quality. To this day, three generations later; the Colavita’s still own and operate the fruitful Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil brand which has expanded to a large variety of imported Italian goods such as pasta, tomatoes, and specialty drinks. Giovanni credits his team’s hard work for the success of the company along with his success as a leader. Colavita has been a longstanding supporter and sponsor of NIAF and its importance of honoring Italian American foundations holds true by honoring their Italian heritage.