Among one of the most prestigious and well respected families in the United States is the DeVos family. This close knit family developed their own company that began in the basement of their home and has since then grown to become an international company that does business with over 18 other different countries. Among the members of the DeVos family is Dick DeVos, a businessman and entrepreneur who has been involved in the business world ever since he was a child. Mr. DeVos distinctly remembers playing in the basement of his home with his little brother as his father, Richard DeVos worked to build the company up. Dick DeVos has since then given his entire life to helping the company as it is a family legacy.
Dick DeVos’ passion for business was influenced by the time he spent helping the business and his father. Even before any formal education, Mr. DeVos remembers giving product demonstrations to clients of Amway Corporation. Dick DeVos, after high school, pursued his dream of becoming a businessman by earning his degree in business management. This degree was then used to help benefit Amway Corporation. In 1974, Dick DeVos went on to work for his father’s company and held several executive positions at the company. Within only ten years of being in the business, Dick DeVos climbed the ladder of success to become a vice president of the company. As a vice president of Amway Corporation, Mr. DeVos was in charge of international sales.
Since Amway Corporation, Dick DeVos has only ever wanted to share his success with his community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dick DeVos is responsible for donating millions of dollars to worthy causes such as education reform. It is the belief of Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy that a quality education should be based upon merit and not upon family income.
In recent news, in order to spend more time on philanthropy, Dick DeVos has appointed a new CEO to one of his companies. his new CEO is named Phil Dolci and holds decades of experience in marketing. Phil Dolci is excited to be trusted and praised my Mr. DeVos and hopes that he can continue to expand the company the way that Dick DeVos would want it to be expanded. Phil Dolci is not only an expert in marketing, but was also chosen for the job due to his impressive leadership skills.