Dick DeVos has a long career history working as a top manager in leading companies like Amway, Orlando Magic Basketball Team, and The Windquest group. During his tenure in the companies, he delivered an exemplary performance in all responsibilities accorded to him. Some of his remarkable accomplishments include the growth of revenue and restructuring companies to generate more revenue.
Dick DeVos Career History
His first leadership role started in 1991 when he bought Orlando Magic, a basketball Franchise that was acquired from the National Basketball Association. Dick DeVos served as the president and CEO of Orlando Magic starting 1991 to the year 1993. During his management tenure in the team, he was known to be a passionate, intelligent, and community-conscious individual.
Dick DeVos moved in from Orlando Magic in 1993 to serve as the president of Amway. He was accorded duties of overseeing the company’s operations in fifty States and six continents. Under his leadership, the company recorded an increase in sales to reach $4.5 billion. Previously, Dick DeVos served as the vice president in Amway before being promoted. During his tenure as a vice president, he was liable for the company’s operations in eighteen countries located outside North America. The company expanded its international market and saw a significant growth in international sales. The sales even exceeded those recorded by the company within North America. He later led the company in transforming its structure into a new corporation that was named Alticor. The transformation was an aim to grow the company’s revenue and keep it financially stable.
The WindQuest group is a private business organization that specialized in services revolving around technology and manufacturing. During Dick DeVos tenure, the company started a project of reusing waste heat to generate electricity. This move helped make the organization’s activities both economically sustainable and environmentally friendly. Additionally, The Windquest Group was able to save the costs of electricity.
Besides being a business leader, DeVos has been an active philanthropy reformist in many community organizations. He established Education Freedom Fund organization that awarded scholarships to children from needy families in Michigan. He also founded Michigan Aviation Academy, a school that provides education focused on aviation. He boasts of an extensive experience gained through activism and management roles. His long career has also enabled him to develop strong skills in marketing strategy, strategic planning, customer service, politics, fundraising, leadership development and business development.