The World Groves Team

Leaders in Citrus

World Groves brings more than a lifetime of expertise to the table. In fact our core team have primarily worked in citrus and produce for the entirety of their careers, having worked for the top names in citrus in leadership positions. They live and breathe citrus, and that focus and passion translates to the insight needed to deliver an innovative sourcing and logistics platform for produce buyers.

Alex Teague

Bill Locker

Tyler Vaughan

Billy Pemelton Jr.

Emily Teague

Alex has spent over 40 years in the field, packing, sales, exporting and importing of fresh citrus and other agricultural items from around the world. Holding positions from the field to CEO, he has had a wide array of experiences that have taken him throughout the fresh fruit distribution chain around the world. Creating a team from the field to the marketplace by focusing on details with reliability has been a hallmark of his management style.

Bill has 30 years of C-Level Management experience, include budgeting, procurement, logistics, fiscal management, information technology, telecommunications, personnel management and setting policy. He has worked in a diverse set of businesses Agriculture, Hospitality, Telecom, Technology/AI and Property Development. Working in that wide range of businesses, Bill has learned that the most important asset is building relationships and then maintaining those relationships by having integrity and strong character.

Having grown up in the fresh food business, Tyler is the second generation to work in the produce industry and currently manages the operational team. This provides a valuable perspective for our customers to find better solutions and processes that support their business.

Billy brings extensive sales experience in produce, specifically in citrus, to the World Groves team as National Sales manager. He manages retail, wholesale, and foodservice aspect, ensuring that our customers are fully supported.

Emily is part of a citrus growing family.  Her background includes various levels of accounting and other administrative positions at various levels.  Emily juggles 2 young boys along with her responsibilities of grower accounting and administrative duties of World Groves.

With decades working in citrus, produce, food production, and logistics, the World Groves team is made up of industry experts with over 150 years experience combined.

In Partnership with the Fresh Avenue Team

Mark Vaughan

Brian Rooney

Scott Bricker

Matt Little

Fresh Avenue is a team that enhances the produce supply chain for our customers through customized sourcing, product development, freight solutions, and in-market support. With decades of experience in agriculture, sourcing, selling, operations, and logistics, we strive to be a resource for those wanting to directly connect with fresh produce growers and processors.