Dick DeVos is a well known name in the 21st century as he has developed his own business and reestablished the AmWay Group as a successful company ready to face the challenges of the 21st century.
Over the course of his career I have watched as Dick Devos began his career in his family’s business of the AmWay Group before entering his retirement with a commitment to new investments found through The Windquest Group he developed alongside his wife Betsy.
The career of Dick DeVos began in 1974 at the age of 19 when he entered the AmWay Group in a minor position that allowed him the chance to explore the many different departments of the company and learn about how best to lead the company in the future; the first major challenge faced at management level by Dick DeVos is one I believe he made a success of in a very short space of time.
The DeVos family business saw just five percent of its sales come from international trade in the mid 1980s when Dick DeVos was given the job of heading the department, by the end of his six year period in charge Dick DeVos had transformed international sales to reach over 50 percent of the overall sales of the company.
Entering the 1990s I was impressed to see Dick DeVos take on a new adventure in life as he departed the traditional areas of the AmWay Group to become the President of the Orlando Magic NBA franchise.
I believe the success Dick found in the NBA as the Magic finished in high positions led directly to the decision to appoint him as President of the AmWay Group in 1993. Learn more about Dick DeVos: https://about.me/dick.devos
Dick looked for new ways of finding success with the AmWay Group and put into motion the plan that would lead to a restructuring designed to increase the profits of the company; the creation of the Alticor group as a parent for the AmWay Group increased profits and led to the company returning to its most successful periods of the company.
The Windquest Group has been at the heart of the work of Dick and Betsy DeVos ever since I heard Dick planned to retire from Alticor in 2004. Over the life of The Windquest Group, Dick DeVos has been looking for new areas of success for the Grand Rapids, Michigan area that the DeVos family still call home.