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

Kevin ThronBrian Gomez
International Program Director
Brian brings valuable experience to our team from previous produce sales experience. He understands the importance of customer service, providing solid market information, and educating our buyers on the benefits and value of avocados. Brian enjoys developing great relationships with customers, especially when he can utilize his bilingual skills with Latino markets. Developing a strong understanding of the avocado category has enabled him to customize individual programs for each
retailer, helping them to find solutions that will grow their business.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577
Mobile: (909) 223-8264
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Brian Gomez

Tim Threadgill
Sales Representative
Tim is from San Diego County and was raised in an agricultural family. His background led him to successfully pursue a degree in Agribusiness, with a concentration in Marketing from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Tim first came to Index as a summer intern, before accepting a full time position in September 2012. As an integral part of the sales team, he works to ensure that customer’s needs are a top priority. In addition to backing up the sales staff, he manages value added programs and is responsible for customer logistics.   

Telephone: (909) 877-1577
Email: Tim Threadgill

Sofia Schlapkohl
Marketing and Sales Support
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

Kevin ThronKevin Thron
Mexican Avocado Program Manager
Kevin has been with Index Fresh since 2006.   First working with the accounting department and then logistics, Kevin now is managing the purchasing of our Mexican avocados.  Born in Venezuela, Kevin is fluent in Spanish.

Telephone: (909) 877-1577
Mobile: (909) 743-3961
Fax: (909) 877-0495
Email: Kevin Thron