Todd Elder

Todd Elder

VP of Sales and Marketing

Todd grew up in the produce business and began his career as a teenager, with his father in banana sales. Through the years, Todd has also sold avocados, Asian pears, grapes, kiwis, cantaloupes, stone fruits, mangoes and tomatoes. Todd is responsible for our day-to-day sales operations, as well as long-range planning and strategy. He has been with Index Fresh since 1996.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 232 Mobile: (909) 724-1208 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: telder@indexfresh.com
John Dmytriw

John Dmytriw

Director of Sales and Marketing

Though he was born on the Island of Oahu to a Marine Corp. family, John has spent the majority of his life in Southern California. John’s greatest goal is to connect with customers who might not be getting the focus they deserve, and he welcomes dialogue with anyone interested in learning more about Index Fresh. John says, “The most rewarding part of my job is when a customer tells me that I added value to his or her business. That’s a day well done!”

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 246 Mobile: (909) 972-2425 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: jdmytriw@indexfresh.com
Debbie Willmann

Debbie Willmann

Sales Manager

Debbie has been with Index Fresh for over 25 years. She started in the accounting dept. After working on the AP, AR and Grower accounting desks she transferred into the sales office in 1995. Debbie has described this move as one of the best opportunities she’s ever had. Debbie values not only the business she does with her customers, but the relationships that have been developed over the years. She is responsible for a number of our retail, club store, foodservice and wholesale accounts nationwide.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 229 Mobile: (909) 213-0594 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: dwillmann@indexfresh.com
Mark Buhl

Mark Buhl

Director of International Sales & Business Development

Mark grew up on an orange farm in Strathmore, CA.  There he learned from a young age the importance of farming and hard work. He studied agricultural business at Fresno State, then transferred to Sichuan University in Chengdu, China to finish his MBA program.  He has been extensively involved in the  global fresh  produce trade for over 18 years.  He has sourced premium perishables for many of the major supermarkets in the EU, Asia, and South America.  He has directly consulted many major domestic and international supermarkets for food safety, cold chain efficiencies, packaging, and post harvest handling.  He looks forward to working with avocados and sees the potential in the global market as an exciting new opportunity for the industry.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 Mobile: (951) 237-3653 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: MBuhl@IndexFresh.com
Bobby Fingerlin

Bobby Fingerlin

Sales Account Manager

Bobby was born in New Jersey but moved to Temecula, CA at the age of seven. He is new to the produce industry, but not new to sales. Bobby has been in a sales position for the last five years.  “I am grateful to be working with such a great group of people and look forward to tending to my customers’ needs during my career at Index Fresh,” shares Bobby.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 Mobile: (951) 323-3811 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: RFingerlin@IndexFresh.com
Belle Yang

Belle Yang

Account Manager

Belle joined the Index Fresh team in the accounting department, January of 2010.  Soon after, she transitioned into the freight department, where she worked with the sales team to ensure all customer’s needs were met.  In addition, she managed inventory in our outside distribution and preconditioning centers across the country.   She ensured inventory was properly rotated on a first-in-first-out basis.  In May of 2015, she was promoted to Account Manager / Sales Assistant.  She is very knowledgeable about the company, and understands customer’s high demands and needs.  She will continue in her efforts to help expand the company’s business as well as provide additional support to the sales team and to customers.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 244 Mobile: (909) 543-7514 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: byang@indexfresh.com
Bill Frank

Bill Frank

Account Manager

Bill Frank, a native of Denver, Colorado, has decades of experience in the produce industry. His career began with a national grocery chain where he held the title of regional produce manager, buyer, commodity supervisor and commodity manager and has relocated from Colorado to Arizona and California. “I’ve bought avocados from Index Fresh and worked with Todd Elder and Debbie Willmann in the past. You can’t ask for a nicer group of people to work with. I feel fortunate to be at Index,” shares Bill. Bill relates to the tasks that come with purchasing perishable fruits and he is able to communicate with Index Fresh customers to address their needs and concerns.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 231 Mobile: (909) 223-8264 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: bfrank@indexfresh.com
Jessica Chavez

Jessica Chavez

Account Manager

Jessica Chavez joined Index Fresh with six years of prior industry experience, including account management positions in retail chain and foodservice produce. She is responsible for inventory control, and account management. Her organizational skills and her commitment to delivering superior customer service are traits that she brings to the Index Fresh team. Jessica understands the issues related to packing and delivery of perishable fruits and the narrow window of time that is allowed for avocados to be delivered fresh to customers. “I want to be on point with all the details of avocado delivery to our customers,” says Jessica. “I want to bring our customers, and Index Fresh, more value through the quality of my work.”

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext.225 Mobile: (909) 213-6650 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: jchavez@indexfresh.com
Ashley Castoe

Ashley Castoe

Account Manager

Ashley joined the Index Fresh team April 2016. She is a recent graduate from California State University San Marcos and enjoys the opportunity to learn new things.  Ashley has a strong background in restaurant sales and customer service.  As Account Manager, Ashley will be responsible for all activity within the retail and food service accounts she is assigned to.  She also assists the Sales Team in managing and communicating with the Index Fresh warehouses across the country.  She continues to gain a well-rounded knowledge of the company and all aspects involved in making the sales operations run more efficiently to better serve our customers. “I am thankful for the opportunity to work with good people and customers. I want to continue to bring a positive and proficient experience to Index’s avocado sales.”

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 Ext. 268 Mobile: (909) 745-7664 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: ACastoe@IndexFresh.com
Jorge Reyes

Jorge Reyes

Logistics and Sales Support

As part of the Logistics team, Jorge ensures all of our customer’s orders are shipped and delivered timely or as needed. He brings 6 years of 3PL experience to Index Fresh, and with it the full understanding of our customer’s all around trucking needs. Having served as both the receiver and shipper in this gained experience, it enables him to provide the very best service possible. Jorge oversees most of the East coast transportation and manages inventory at our shipping houses for those locations.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 239 Mobile: (909) 233-5289 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: jreyes@indexfresh.com
Alex Torres

Alex Torres

Logistics

Alex comes to Index Fresh with 4 years of DC management experience for shipping and receiving.  He is currently overseeing transportation in and out of West Coast facility.  Alex ensures all transportation needs are covered for orders and deliveries are made on time.  “A good days work is knowing customers are always receiving their fruit on time.”

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 Mobile: (951) 231-4290 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: ATorres@IndexFresh.com
Sofia Schlapkohl

Sofia Schlapkohl

Marketing and Advertising Manager

Sofia joined the Index Fresh team in May 2008.  She has worked in the food industry for over 10 years within various departments.

Sofia is involved with all divisions of the company, from website, social media, customer presentations, to providing the team with assistance on promoting our avocados.

Telephone: (909) 877-0999 ext. 230 Mobile: (909) 213-9517 Fax: (909) 877-0495 Email: sschlapkohl@indexfresh.com
Dalila Rivera

Dalila Rivera

Planning and Scheduling Manager

Dalila brings several years of planning, procurement and scheduling experience to Index Fresh. Team building and working with all avenues of the business, from production, supply chains, and sales has allowed Dalila to improve the process. She provides critical data and analysis to the team.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 264 Mobile: (951) 236-8064 Email: drivera@IndexFresh.com