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.

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.

Remy W. Trafelet

Remy W. Trafelet
President & CEO

Remy W. Trafelet is President and Chief Executive Officer of Trafelet & Company, LLC, a New York-based private investment management firm. Mr. Trafelet also serves as Managing Partner of Trafelet Capital Management, LP, Manager of 734 Agriculture, LLC and Chairman of Silver Nip Citrus, LLC, a grower of Florida citrus products. He currently serves as Chairman of HazelTree Treasury Management Solutions, which Mr. Trafelet founded in 2009. In 2000, Mr. Trafelet founded Trafelet Delta Funds, LLC, and in 2009, he spun off the firm's London operations to form Habrok Capital Management. Prior to founding Trafelet Delta Funds, LLC, Mr. Trafelet was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Management and Research Company. Mr. Trafelet is a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and serves as Chairman of its Investment Committee. Additionally, he is a board member of Children's Scholarship Fund. Mr. Trafelet is a member of the Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory Investment Committee and a board member of the Boys' Club of New York. Mr. Trafelet earned an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, where he graduated with honors and was named a Presidential Scholar. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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.

James E. Sampel

James E. Sampel
Chief Information Officer

Prior to joining Alico, Mr. Sampel was CIO and Managing Director Global Operations of Greenwich Associates, a research based consulting firm servicing the financial services industry, Director of Information Technology for 454 Life Sciences Corporation, an early-stage life sciences equipment manufacturing company, and Manager of Advanced and Emerging Technology for Perkin Elmer, a Fortune 200 manufacturer of life sciences and laboratory equipment. Previous roles with Perkin Elmer included Manager of Global Infrastructure, Senior Network Architect, Senior Systems Analyst, Software Support Supervisor, and Field Service Engineer. James earned his M.B.A. in Information Systems from Pace University and his B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University.

Richard Rallo
Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Rallo was employed by American Medical Alert Corp. ("AMAC"), a company involved in the manufacturing and distribution of personal emergency response systems and provider of telephone answering services, over the past 16 years in different capacities including Chief Financial Officer and most recently served as AMAC’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Service Officer. AMAC was a publicly traded company until it was acquired by Turnstall in December 2011 at which time AMAC began doing business as Turnstall Americas. Prior to his involvement with AMAC, he held similar financial positions with Tradewell, Inc., a barter company, and Connoisseur Communications Partners L.P., a company that owned and operated radio stations. Mr. Rallo started his career in public accounting for Touche Ross & Co. and Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a BS in accounting from the University of Denver.

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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