GEORGE KUCHTYAK JR.
George’s mission is to “excel at the virtues of leadership: courage, compassion, service, honesty, persistence, humility, selflessness, hope, creativity, self-control, grace and, of course, integrity.”
George has a national certification license from Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School. He earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Rutgers University, and a master’s degree in accounting, with courses such as cost accounting, tax accounting, data processing, systems and procedures, business law, general accounting and more.
From December 1975 to present, George’s community service has included involvement in Elks USA, where he played several roles: chairman of the board of trustees; chairman of the handicapped children division; assistant treasurer of its national foundation; district member of the veterans’ affairs division; state of New Jersey Auditing and Business Practices chairman; past state president; vice president; group president over 15 local lodges; and more. He also was a member of the Elks’ youth activities division, its Boy Scouts Committee and its Habitat for Humanity division.
From 2014 to present, George has been president of the KSCW start-up community radio station in Sun City West.
George worked for The Home Depot for much of his career. From December 1982 to August 2013, when he retired, he was director of operations for its western division. He was in charge of all inventory in the store, and as district trainer was responsible for training store managers. He also served as store manager, assistant store manager, loss prevention supervisor and computer room supervisor.
He holds a New Jersey Master Electrician license and had his own company, George K Electric Co.
He worked for Wakefern Food Corp./Shoprite, where he routed store deliveries and backhauls, performed safety functions and was terminal manager.
Awards George received while working for The Home Depot include: The Chrystal Service Award, for outstanding teamwork leadership, the Vice President Awards six years in a row, for diversity and inclusion; employee of the month 57 times; cashier of the month twice; operations employee of the month 37 times; employee of the year 12 times; loss prevention rookie of the year in 1997; and regional loss prevention manager of the year. He has also received 185 customer service awards.
He has taken several certified classes involving over 1,700 hours of company training. These included district manager, store manager and assistant store manager classes; night manager, human resource manager, department supervisor, millwork, electrical; inventory manager, Six-Sigma introduction (black belt), loss prevention director, cashier trainer, refunds trainer and more.