I have always been impressed with the way former AmWay Group President Dick DeVos has handled himself in the business world, and how he has become a major part of the philanthropic community in the U.S. Although, I would expect a man who entered a form of retirement after stepping down as the President of the AmWay Group in 2002, I have been surprised to discover the founder of The Windquest Group is still keeping an active role in the business opportunities he explores through the Windquest Group.
An MLive article I recently looked over explained how Dick DeVos has just appointed a new CEO for The Stow Company, a storage and organizational company owned by DeVos through his The Windquest Group; Phil Dolci has been appointed in a process overseen by Dick DeVos to replace the retiring Frank Newman. I believe Dick DeVos has shown just how he became a successful business person by making sure the outgoing CEO of The Stow Company has been retained as a member of the board of advisors for The Windquest Group to ensure a smooth takeover.
I have followed the life and career of Dick DeVos for a number of decades after he joined the AmWay Group created by his father, Richard, after completing his education in the Michigan school system. Dick impressed me by heading out on his own early in his career and forming The Windquest Group before returning to the family business in the wake of his father asking for members of his family to return and assist in running the family business.
Reading the Wikipedia page of Dick DeVos shows just how impressive the career of the Grand Rapids, Michigan native has been and continues to be. Through The Windquest Group Dick DeVos and wife Betsy have spent much of the recent years exploring new technologies and business opportunities in the Grand Rapids region; The Windquest Group has invested in companies offering boxed water and green energy production to assist in protecting the environment of the planet. The Northwood University graduate has also looked to bring arts based events to Michigan to stimulate the economy through his close ties to the Kennedy Center for the Arts.