Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur and a businessman who grew up in and is currently residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a quaint town that has been fortunate enough to be a growing community thanks to the multi billion dollar business of the DeVos family. Dick DeVos is the proud son of Richard DeVos, the founder of Amway Corporation, a consumer goods distribution company that holds partnerships and contracts with 18 different countries. Mr. DeVos, as a result in his success has not only had a heavy hand in philanthropy, but also has had a heavy hand in politics. Mr. DeVos’ generous donation to the politicians of his choice often result in a high quality campaign that is a useful aid to their win.
Dick DeVos was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and even attended the Forest Hill public school system. Before even a formal education, Dick DeVos was involved in his father’s business. As a young boy, Dick DeVos has many fond memories of playing with his brother as well as his parents in the basement of his home which was the temporary residence of the company. Dick DeVos, over the last couple of decades has been able to watch his family’s company grow and expand on a international basis. Dick DeVos is proud to have been a part of this expansion.
In 1974, Dick DeVos entered the company and demonstrated his talent for leadership as well as his business talent. By 1986, Dick DeVos was promoted to be the Vice President of international sales. During this position, Dick DeVos spent six years of his career dedicated to raising the overall international sales. By the time Dick DeVos left his position as vice president, the overall international sales grew from 5 percent to over 50 percent. By the end of his term as vice president, his international sales exceeded the company’s domestic sales.
Dick DeVos is not only a successful businessman, but also a prominent philanthropist. In recent news, Dick DeVos has even chosen a new individual to head his Holland-based company. This individual is Phil Dolci is not only an expert in marketing, but is also an expert in reading others. Dick DeVos chose this man due to his dedication as well as his leadership technique. Dick DeVos has noticed that Phil Dolci is the problem solver within a company and solves and problem that needs fixing.