Goodwill Names John Nadeau as New VP of Operations

John Nadeau has joined the senior leadership team at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. He was hired in May as the organization's new Vice President of Operations.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - June 12, 2015 - PRLog -- John Nadeau has been named vice president of operations at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Nadeau is a proven leader in retail management, operations, and strategic planning.   He brings extensive experience in multi-store operations, merchandising, marketing, and serving disadvantaged populations.

As VP of operations, his responsibilities are to coordinate transportation, production, retail sales, and business services. He will oversee Goodwill’s 30 Southwest Florida Retail & Donation Centers and nine attended donation centers. He also will direct Goodwill’s contract services division which includes facilities maintenance, custodial/floor care, Goodwill Secure Shred and Goodwill SWFL Vending.

“John brings a varied background with him to Southwest Florida,” says Goodwill CEO Rick Evanchyk.  “He has Goodwill experience, for-profit retail experience, and has held positions at many different levels of management.”

Prior to his move to Southwest Florida, Nadeau spent eight years at Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region (Tacoma, Wash.), the majority of that time as director of stores.  In Tacoma, he was responsible for the operation of 35 Goodwill retail stores and e-commerce operations with combined yearly sales of more than $65,000,000. Nadeau also has extensive experience in the grocery retail industry, including 23 years with Fred Meyer, Inc. and as president/owner of an upscale supermarket.

“It is an honor to come work with an organization that has such a tremendous impact on the Southwest Florida community,” says Nadeau. “Goodwill has experienced enormous growth in both retail sales and mission outreach in our area over the last five years. My goal is to carry on that momentum, bring some new ideas for our customers and stores, and to secure our ability to provide even greater opportunity for those with barriers to employment. Because Goodwill is good for families and good for communities.”

Nadeau holds a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA, both from the University of Puget Sound (Wash.).  He has completed additional graduate coursework at the University of Washington-Tacoma and the University of Southern California.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Goodwill’s programs and services offer life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.  Supported programs include Goodwill Job-Link Centers, disability-accessible housing, the Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute, and Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy, a charter school for students with intellectual disabilities. More information about Goodwill is available at

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