AvoTerra Avocados

Our Sales Staff

Todd ElderTodd Elder
Vice President 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
Mobile: (909) 724-1208
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Todd Elder

John DmytriwJohn Dmytriw
Director of Sales
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
Mobile:(909) 972-2425
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: John Dmytriw

Debbie WillmannDebbie Willmann
National Account Manager
Debbie has been with Index Fresh for over 23 years.   She started in our 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
Mobile:(909) 213-0594
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Debbie Willmann

Teri MorrisonTeri Morrison
Sales Account Manager
Teri was born and raised in the Inland Empire; working for Stater Bros Markets for two decades. She strives for good business: meaning the shipper, the customer and their customer all benefit from the relationship. She believes service is everything and can set one company apart from another. “Our jobs in sales is to solve our customers problems, so a great day for me is when we are able to take a problem and turn it in to something good that makes the customer happy.”

Telephone: (909) 877-1577
Mobile:(951) 237-9737
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Teri Morrison

Sofia Schlapkohl
Marketing and Advertising Manager
Sofia joined the Index Fresh Team in May 2008. After working in the Accounting Department for her first year, she moved into the Sales Department. Sofia handles a full range of tasks, from assisting the sales team, to developing marketing material. She also speaks fluent Spanish.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577 ext. 230
Mobile: (909) 213-9517
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Sofia Schlapkohl

Kevin ThronBelle Yang
Logistics Manager and Storage Management
Belle has been with the company since January of 2010. She administers our logistics department in every aspect and monitors all delivered orders on a daily basis to ensure on time deliveries. She also oversees our outside storage facilities and manages inventory in Texas, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577
Mobile: (909) 543-7514
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Belle Yang

Jorge ReyesJorge Reyes
Logistics Manager
As part of the Logistics team, Jorge ensure 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, enables him to provide the very best service possible. Jorge oversees most of the East coast transportation and manages inventory at those locations.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577
Mobile:(909) 233-5289
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Jorge Reyes

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 field merchandiser. He has been a produce 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
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Bill Frank

Jessica Chavez
Account Manager
Jessica Chavez of Riverside, California joined Index Fresh with six years of prior industry experience, including account management positions in retail chain and foodservice produce.  She has been responsible for inventory control, logistics and export programs. 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
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Jessica Chavez