Index Fresh hires new representative for avocado growers

Index Fresh, a Bloomington-based avocado distribution company, has hired T.J. Salinas as the company’s new Southern California field representative.

Salinas is a graduate of Cal State San Marcos and has previously worked in the fertilizer industry.

Index Fresh is a grower-owned company that packs, markets and ships avocados grown domestically and abroad.

Security Bank of California announces executive hire

Security Bank of California announced Thursday that former UC Riverside athletic director Stan Morrison has joined the bank as senior vice president and sales development director.

Security Bank of California has branches in San Bernardino and Redlands. The company’s headquarters are in Riverside.

Morrison also serves as president of Olive Crest’s board of trustees. Olive Crest is a charity that provides foster homes and other assistance for abused and neglected children. His charitable activities also include Inland Empire Boy Scouts of America, Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center and Father of the Year Committee for the American Diabetes Association.

Estrada Strategies hires High Desert business coach

Estrada Strategies, a business training firm headquartered in Ontario, has hired Judith Gargyi as the company’s new CEO coach for the High Desert.

Gargyi lives in Apple Valley and is a former executive with Boys & Girls Club of Victor Valley. She has also worked as CEO of her own company, Judith Gargyi & Associates and adult education company with services including English lessons.

In her role with Estrada Strategies, Gargyi will be reponsible for training and coaching executives at small- and mid-sized businesses.