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Al Licata, Ph.D., Chairman of World Organic
Alfonso (Al) Licata is currently Chairman of the Board for both World Organic Corp. and Licata Enterprises. He has a Ph.D. in Economics and Commerce from the University of Palermo, Italy. He opened his first health food store in 1959 in San Pedro, CA: Licata's California Nutrition Centers, whcih eventually grew to 5 stores and a mail order division. The stores were eventually closed to concentrate on wholesale. In 1969, Licata and his brother Vincent founded World Organic Corp. He has served on the Boards of Directors for NPA before it was NPA, and for KeHE before it was KeHE. On a personal level, he is a Founding Member of both Opera Pacific and the Order of Sons & Daughters of Italy, both in Santa Ana, California.