Dick DeVos: work History/Experience

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Dick De Vos is a well known businessman and author who was born in Michigan in 1955. De Vos has quite an interesting work history. He held a position as CEO for a consumer goods company for a period of nine years.

 

De Vos began working for Amway Corporation in late 1974. While at Amway, De Vos held various marketing and management positions. The last position that De Vos held while with Amway was Research and Development.

 

After 10 years Dick De Vos became the president of Amway. Therefore, his 10 years of hard work certainly paid off when De Vos became president of the Amway Corporation.

 

In 2000, De Vos founded Alticor Corporation. Alticor Corporation was founded by DeVos after he completed some internal restructuring of Amway. It seems everything De Vos touches turns to gold.

 

In 2005, it was learned that Dick De Vos would become part owner of the National Basketball Association franchise. Ownership of this franchise came about when De Vos father decided to split the ownership of this enterprise equally among his children.

 

 

In 2006, De Vos made the decision to run for Govenor within the state of Michigan. De Vos was not successful in winning the race for Govenor however he did enjoy the experience of running for office within his home state.

 

It is well known that Dick De Vos has a father who was quite successful in the business world and is presently worth over 5 billion dollars. De Vos did have a privileged life growing up in Michigan.

 

De Vos was always ambitious and he did graduate from Northwood University with a degree in Business Administration. In addition, De Vos later attended Harvard Business School as well as the Wharton School. De Vos received several honorary degrees throughout his life. One school in which De Vos received a honorary degree was Grove City College.

 

In 2016 Dick De Vos founded the Windquest Group. Windquest Group is currently a privately held company however they may one day go public. This company focuses on manufacturing as well as technology.

 

It seems Dick De Vos shows no sign of slowing down. He seems to be a man with great ambition and high expectations. Dick De Vos ambitious nature served him quite well within the business world.