Dick DeVos is the son to Richard DeVos, Sr. Richard DeVos is the co-founder of the Amway Corporation alongside Jay Van Andel. The privately owned company specializes in offering health products, household, and personal care products. DeVos landed his first job at his father’s company in 1974 where he held various job positions. He became the vice president of the company’s branches that are distributed in 18 countries around the world. He gained a lot of management experience from the vice president position. He established a company named Windquest, which specialized in manufacturing and marketing if closet organizers. He was later reappointed as the President of Amway Corporation. The firm was able to expand its operations to over 50 countries across the globe during his presidency. The Alticor Corporation comprised of several companies including the Amway Corporation, the Access Business Group, and the Quixtar Corporation.
Apart from managing the family’s business, DeVos has also been involved in his personal activities. He established his corporation known as the Windquest Group with holdings in technology, manufacturing, clean-Tech Industry, Hospitality and other sectors. It was reported back in 2010 that Windquest Group has innovated a way of converting waste heat from the production process into electricity. The company is dynamic, and it comprises of a team of professionals, executives, together with community business leaders.
Dick DeVos is married to Betsy DeVos, for over 30 years. Betsy DeVos attended the Holland Christian High School after which she went to Calvin College. She is known to be active in politics, and she was at one time elected as the chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party for four times. She has been involved in various political activities such as campaigns, political action committees, and political organizations.
The couple established the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in the year 1989. The foundation aims at building a legacy of caring and stewardship through the various projects designed to support the community. The organization directs it’s funding into various activities that aim at promoting a healthy and vigorous community that mainly focuses on health, children, and arts causes.
Dick is also a co-chair of the Grand Action an organization aiming at reviving downtown Grand Rapids. He is also a board member of various organizations including the Spectrum Health System, RDV Corporation, and Willow Creek Association among others.