Management.

A NEW APPROACH FROM
SEASONED PROFESSIONALS

Leadership

We are led by a management team with a combined 100+ years' experience in our industry and our success and culture are driven by our associates.

Clayton G. Wilson

Clayton G. Wilson
Chief Executive Officer

Clayton G. Wilson is a third generation citrus grower and has been actively involved in the citrus industry for over 28 years. He is the Chief Executive Officer of 734 Citrus Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Silver Nip Citrus. His responsibilities include the oversight of all aspects of the company's citrus operations. Mr. Wilson is Vice President and Chairman of the Board for Latt Maxcy Corporation and also serves on the board of Citizens Bank and Trust. Mr. Wilson is also a board member of many industry associations, including Ranch One Cooperative, Cooperative Producers, Inc. and Gulf Harvesting, Inc., and past President of Highlands County Citrus Growers Association. He currently serves as a board member and Vice President of Citrus Marketing Services and is a past board member of the Harvesting Advisory Council for the Florida Department of Citrus. He holds a degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.

John E. Kiernan

John E. Kiernan
Senior V.P. & Chief Financial Officer

John Kiernan leads Alico Finance team as our CFO. Before joining Alico, John worked as the CFO of Greenwich Associates, a private global research-based consulting firm serving the financial services industry. John previously worked as the Treasurer and SVP for Capital Markets & Risk Management for Global Crossing until its $3B sale to Level 3 in 2011. He was also the VP of Investor Relations for Misys plc, which maintained a public listing on the London Stock Exchange and a NASDAQ listing for one of its subsidiaries, and a Director of Corporate Development for IBM. Earlier in his career, John spent 12 years as an investment banker and specialized in IPOs and M&A for technology companies during his tenure at Bear Stearns, where he earned the title of Managing Director. John earned a BA in Finance and History summa cum laude from Saint Vincent College, earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of New York Bar and a Certified Treasury Professional.

Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis
Treasurer

Over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance primarily in the real estate industry. Previously served as Chief Financial Officer for WilsonMiller, Inc. and Corporate Controller of Miromar Development Corporation in Southwest Florida. Public accounting experience includes approximately 5 years with Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Miami, Florida.

Danny Sutton

Danny Sutton
Director of Citrus

Mr. Sutton is the Director of Citrus. He has held that position since November of 2006. Mr. Sutton began his career with Alico in 1999 as a Grove Manager and was promoted to Production Manager in 2001. Prior to joining Alico, he was a Supervisor in the Citrus Division at Hilliard Bros. of Florida. Mr. Sutton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Citrus-Business from Florida Southern College.

Chris Moore

Chris Moore
President, Alico Fruit Company

Mr. Moore is the President of Alico Fruit Company. He has held that position since March 2011. Prior to joining Alico Fruit Company, Mr. Moore was the Chief Financial Officer of Bowen Brothers Fruit and the Operations Manager of its predecessor entity Bowen Brothers Fruit Company. Before joining Bowen Brothers Fruit Company, he was the Controller at Pasco Processing and Florida Global Citrus, both Florida citrus processing plants. Mr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stetson University and a Masters of Art in Economics from the University of Central Florida.

Marta Francis

Marta Francis
Director of Plant Breeding and Research

Marta Francis, Ph.D. is the Director of Plant Breeding and Research. She accepted the position in October 2012. Prior to joining Alico she was a Research Associate at University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education Center and also at the University of California, Davis USDA/ARS. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Agronomy, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, a Masters of Science, University of California, Riverside and a PhD in Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside. She has published numerous articles in scientific publications internationally and has participated in numerous research projects granted by international agencies. Dr. Francis is originally from Uruguay. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Our History

More than a century ago, the American experience, for many, came to life when the railroads opened up a nation, linking people and products north, south, east and west, to power an economy ready to go global.
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Leadership

Alico's management team is dedicated to superior results through research, innovation and operational efficiency.
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Our Clients

Our major citrus processing clients include Louis Dreyfus, Florida Orange Marketers, Inc., Citrusco North American, Inc., and Cutrale Citrus Juices USA.
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