Goodwill of the Coastal Empire Promotes Néstor Torres
 Manufacturing Executive Promoted to Run and Grow Non-profit’s Manufacturing Contracts

(SAVANNAH, GA) Goodwill of the Coastal Empire is pleased to announce that Néstor Torres has been promoted to Senior Director of Manufacturing. Mr. Torres joined Goodwill in June as Director of Donated Goods. Prior to that, he served as Director of Logistics for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia in Richmond, VA for seven years. In addition to his previous Goodwill experience, Mr. Torres brings over 30 years’ experience in of manufacturing, supply chain, plant management, warehousing, and quality assurance to Goodwill of the Coastal Empire.

As a social enterprise, Goodwill operates businesses to support its mission of helping people with disabilities and other barriers become employed and reach their highest level of self-sufficiency. Mr. Torres will be responsible for the growth and strategic direction of Goodwill’s manufacturing contracts.

Through those contracts, Goodwill provides packaging, kitting, and aviation manufacturing to its clients. Like Goodwill’s well-known retail operation, these contracts provide funding for the non-profit’s job training and career development programs, as well as work experience and permanent employment opportunities for the individuals Goodwill serves through those programs.

“The reason that I came to Goodwill was because of the organization’s mission. I love when people ask me what I do for a living and I answer, ‘I change lives.’ It does not get better than that,” said Mr. Torres.

Michael J. Winckler, President and CEO of Goodwill of the Coastal Empire said, “Nestor’s unique combination of Goodwill experience and deep understanding of manufacturing is invaluable to our ability to serve our current customers well and provide services to more businesses in our area.”

Mr. Torres holds an Associate’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. In his free time, he enjoys gardening and playing golf.

Nestor Torres

Nestor Torres

About Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is a highly diversified 501 ©(3) operating retail, manufacturing, facilities management, and other business services while employing over 850 individuals. Goodwill’s mission is to assist individuals with challenges and barriers to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency through the power of work. In 2014, Goodwill provided job training and career development services to 9,885 people and placed 2,421 into competitive employment. Goodwill serves 33 counties in Georgia and South Carolina and operates 17 retail locations, 35 business services contracts, and five Job Connection Centers. For more information on Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, please visit Find us on Facebook at Savannah Goodwill or follow us on Twitter at @SavGoodwill.

Ellen Thornhill
Goodwill of the Coastal Empire

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Carriage Trade PR, Inc.


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