We get it done.
Every day.

Our Values

This goes beyond partnership.

When you combine over 50 years of quick-on-your-feet experience with a large and still growing footprint of distributors, growers, and purchasers, there’s no need, no pipeline problem we can’t solve. For us this isn’t a job, it’s a mission. And we do it better than anyone. So bring it on. We do whatever it takes.

  1. Count On Us

    For five decades we’ve been building relationships through consistent and steady partnership. It’s how business should work.

  2. Clear & Honest

    A huge part of our day-to-day operations involves talking. So we don’t mince words. We say what we mean and mean what we say.

  3. Strategic Thinkers

    Our network and experience make us masters of the produce pipeline. We keep it flowing because we know it from every angle.

  4. We Lead The Way

    From growing patterns and natural particulars to logistical data, we use deep-well knowledge to guide our decisions and solutions.

Our Team

Meet the folks who steer the ship.

David Cohen
David Cohen
President & CEO

(847) 808-3233

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For the last 12 years, David has played an active role in the buying and selling of fresh produce from coast-to-coast. As President and CEO, David works with the board and the executive management team to establish long and short-term goals, operating plans and strategic leadership. A University of Michigan grad, David currently lives in Chicago’s West Loop with his wife and daughter. Together, they enjoy traveling and enjoying Chicago’s fantastic restaurant scene.

Rob Feldgreber
Rob Feldgreber
CFO & General Counsel

(847) 808-3230

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Rob joined Ruby Robinson 23 years ago in January of 1996 as our Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. He is a member of the American Bar Association and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has been very active in philanthropy for over 25 years with Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Rob has been a Board Member on its Foundation for the last 15 years as well as one of the founding members and President of his fund-raising auxiliary (KIDSS for Kids) since 1991. Rob spends the time he’s not working with his wife and two kids.

Jeffrey Weisman
Jeffrey Weisman
Sr. Vice President

(847) 808-3038

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Jeff brings a unique skill set to The Ruby Company including generating growth strategies and identifying ways to add value across our challenging supply chain. With a hand in just about every corner of the business, he provides invaluable strategic oversight. Jeff is a graduate from the University of Iowa and currently resides in a suburb of Chicago with his wife and three kids. Jeff enjoys spending time with the fam, working out, learning from weird and unique podcasts.

Josh Wolff
Josh Wolff
Director, Growth and Strategy

(224) 676-5046

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Josh comes to The Ruby Company with significant experience in the foodservice industry including consulting, agency, global manufacturing, and broadline distribution. At Ruby, Josh is responsible for corporate strategy formulation and execution across various sectors of the business, forming new business and strategic partnerships, corporate marketing, and operations. Josh graduated from the Eli Broad School of Business at Michigan State University and lives in Chicago's West Loop with his girlfriend and their dog. In his free time, Josh enjoys Soul Cycle, dining out, craft cocktails, and traveling the globe.

Mike Holzkopf
Mike Holzkopf
Vice President, Grower Relations

(847) 808-3035

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After nine years with the business, Mike has his finger on The Ruby Company pulse. Today Mike focuses on developing strategic partnerships with packing sheds, growers, and shippers. Mike ensures that we have the best quality produce to ship and that we can support our customers’ needs every day, with every order. Mike also plays a vital role in the sales and operations of our Sweet Mama Watermelons. A graduate of Concordia University with degrees in management and marketing, he now lives with his wife and daughter in a suburb of Chicago.

Adam Kramer
Adam Kramer
Vice President, Strategic Accounts

(312) 573-7614

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Adam manages value-added services and customized vendor and distributor partnerships. Not content to simply stare at a computer screen, he also puts his 15 years with the business to work, maintaining a key sales position focused on selling potatoes, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, melons, and international veg. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Agri-Business, focusing on finance, Adam lives in Chicago with his wife and his daughter. An avid golfer, he enjoys traveling the country in search of the next best course.

George Melshenker
George Melshenker
Co-Chairman

(847) 808-3033

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In 1978, while working for a financial company and as a part-time vendor at a Chicago ballpark, George ran into an old friend who offered him a job. Little did he know that job at a small family produce business would change his life. George grew that small family business into one of the largest produce distribution and supply companies in the country. And he never strayed from his #1 commitment: fair pricing, great service, and complete dedication. George enjoys golfing and spending time with his five grandchildren.

Scott Weber
Scott Weber
Vice President, Wholesale

(847) 808-3031

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Originally hired by Ruby Robinson in 1979 as general support, Scott quickly transitioned his responsibilities to potato and onion procurement after discovering his knack for sales. It wasn’t long before Scott additionally grabbed hold of freight for Ruby absorbing nearly all responsibilities associated; negotiating freight rates and tracking-and-tracing of rail and trucks. Today, Scott leads Ruby’s wholesale division which operates out of the Chicago Produce Terminal. In his free time Scott enjoys spending time with his family, driving classic cars and watching a good boxing match.

Procurement
Haris Toplic
Procurement Specialist

(847) 808‐3039

Brian Holzkopf
Procurement Specialist

(847) 808-3035

Ralph Stachura
Associate Procurement Specialist

(224) 676-5008

Jacob Gelyana
Associate Procurement Specialist

(224) 676-5047

Spencer Friedman
Associate Procurement Specialist

(224) 676-5001

Mike Williams
Chief Procurement Officer (Atlanta Office)

(678) 947-3000

Stephanie Fyle
EVP, Procurement (Atlanta Office)

(678) 947-3090

Josh Blanton
Sr. Director (Atlanta Office)

(678) 947-3000

Bob Welter
Sr. Procurement Specialist (Atlanta Office)

(678) 947-3000

Roger Lee
Sr. Procurement Specialist (Atlanta Office)

(678) 947-3000

James Earp
Procurement Specialist (Atlanta Office)

(678) 947-3000

Glen Letterle
Procurement Specialist (Atlanta Office)

(770) 203-4017

Curt Sloyer
Procurement Specialist (Atlanta Office)

(648) 947-3170

Michelle Roy
Procurement Specialist (Atlanta Office)

(770) 203-4007

Logan Nicely
Procurement Specialist (Atlanta Office)

(678) 947-3000

Glen Williamson
Associate Procurement Specialist (Atlanta Office)

(678) 947-3000

Nate Montgomery
Sr. Procurement Specialist (Washington State)

(224) 676-5010

Vince Cimino
Director (Salinas Office)

(831) 455-4805

Operations
Samantha Mahaffy
Coordinator, Business Operations

(312) 573-7620

Carlos Cazares
Coordinator, Customer Operations

(847) 947-1240

Strategic Accounts
Bertha Sanchez
Sr. Supervisor

(224) 676-5014

Aida Hernandez
Associate Supervisor

(312) 573-7625

Iris Gomez
Coordinator

(312) 219-7247

James McKeown
Coordinator

(312) 219-7263

Valdeta Derala
Coordinator

(312) 573-7623

Kimberly Calma
Coordinator

(312) 871‐5832

Business Development
Tyler Weber
Analyst

(847) 808-3034

Wholesale
Octavio Chavez
Associate Manager, Warehouse Operations

(773) 387-3152

Jason Casey
Manager, Wholesale

(847) 977-0703

Logistics
Blair Blake
President

(312) 871‐5840

Adam Perlmutter
Vice President

(312) 871‐5840

Mike Marando
Chief Strategy Officer

(312) 871‐5840

Christine Chan
Junior Analyst

(312) 871-5840

Frank DeBellis
Sr. Sales Representative

(312) 871‐5840

Will Olson
Sales Manager

(312) 871‐5840

Melissa Fox
Account Manager

(312) 871‐5840

Matthew Bauer
Carrier Sales Representative

(312) 871-5840

Stefan Budic
Carrier Sales Representative

(312) 871-5840

Patrick Ryan
Carrier Sales Representative

(312) 871-5840

Justin Einsidler
Customer Sales Manager

(312) 871-5840

Accounting
Lori Garlock
Accounting Manager

(224) 676-5016

Kathy Boyd
Accounting Manager

(224) 676‐5018

Monty Mittelman
Accounting Manager

(224) 676-5019

Food Safety
Barbara Hulick
Sr. Director

(702) 506-1174

Desiree Ester
Vendor Compliance Team

(224) 676-5045

Standrea Payton
Supply Chain Compliance Manager

(770) 203-4012

Joe Jantke
Food Safety Manager

(312) 776‐1004

Join the team that says YES” to every challenge.