The Success of Dick DeVos
The DeVos family is one of the most well connected and well respected families in the United States. The DeVos family is well respected for developing their own company that has since then become an international success and is involved in business with 18 other countries around the world. The DeVos family is also well respected for using their wealth and giving back to their community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thanks to the DeVos family, schools have been rebuilt and scholarships have been funded in order to help children receive an educaiton. The DeVos family are proud developers of Amway Corporation and have used this company in order to continue to build their family legacy.
Among the members of the DeVos family is Dick DeVos, a businessman and entrepreneur who has helped the company grow immensely. Dick DeVos distinctly remembers playing in the basement of his home where the company used to be located. Even at an early age, Dick DeVos was always passionate about helping the company and his father. Even before any formal schooling, Dick DeVos was able to present products to clients of Amway Corporation. The passion of Dick DeVos for business was indescribable at an early age and are what eventually influenced him to pursue a degree in business management for the purpose of expanding the company even further.
Dick DeVos, with his education in business went on to work at Amway Corporation in 1974. His passion for business was demonstrated as was his intelligence. These two combined are the sole reason for his success within the business as well as his earning of several executive positions while involved in the company. One of Dick DeVos’ favorite positions was as a vice president in charge of international sales. During his time as vice president, Dick DeVos increased the overall international sales to eventually makeup for 50 percent of the company’s total revenue.
With Dick DeVos’ early on success, he now has a determined interest to give back to the community. One of his biggest endeavors is to donate money toward education reform. With his time away from his businesses, Dick DeVos has appointed a new CEO named Phil Dolci to run his company, The Stow Company. Phil Dolci was chosen above all other candidates because of his leadership. Dick DeVos knows from first hand how influential Phil Dolci is to his employees and hopes that this talent will be used to grow his own company.