FORT MYERS — Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida appointed retail executive Rick Evanchyk as president and CEO starting in January.
Evanchyk is currently the chief operating officer of Goodwill in Fort Myers. An experienced retail executive, Evanchyk was formerly was vice president of finance for all 1,500 Kmart stores west of the Mississippi River totaling $15 billion in sales.
Evanchyk will succeed Tom Feurig in January. Feurig has served Goodwill as president and CEO for 11 years, growing the organization through the recession by opening new stores and adding new services such as vending machines, janitorial services and document shredding. Goodwill, which provides help to disabled and low-income people, saw revenues grow more than threefold in the last decade to $34 million last year.
Goodwill didn't say exactly what Feurig's plans are after he leaves the nonprofit organization. Prior to joining Goodwill, Feurig led a hospital system with a $300 million budget.
A statement from Goodwill says: “After great consideration, Feurig has decided that it is time to pursue new challenges and opportunities that he has been looking forward to exploring.”
You can read a recent story in the Business Observer about Goodwill's business strategy.