It has been a long time coming for the 67-year-old veteran executive who has steered the Holland manufacturer for quite some time. Following his eventful retirement, Dick DeVos picked the Kellogg School of management MBA graduate and experienced Phil Dolci to head the giant manufacturer. Speaking during the installation of the CEO, Dick thanked Frank Newman for dedication, hard work, and his role in making the company strong. Phil Dolci, a 48-year-old former employee at ConAgra, Dean Foods, and Kraft Foods, is expected to continue the strategic growth of the Windquest group owned subsidiary.
Dick DeVos and wife have a life mission, which involves reformation through charity. The name Windquest Group clicks in the minds of many Americans, and so are the owners. Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy are the people behind the success of the entity, which is a holding company. Under the Windquest Group, the DeVos have vast business interests, which include the recent acquisition of the Coppercraft Distillery. Raised in a business family, Dick has grown to be his own man where his businesses indicate as much. The rich history of entrepreneurship is an identity that also characterizes the DeVos and their immediate family.
The couple’s hand in philanthropy is a factor that is also well known because of their involvement in various charities. Like the larger DeVos family, Dick and Betsy have their philanthropic channel, Dick, and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. In her position as the chair of the foundation, Betsy has significant input in ensuring that it fulfills its roles. The DeVos Family Foundation have for several years been involved in many charitable activities. For example, Betsy DeVos has been influential in the advancement of the American Education Reform Council and Children First America.
Through its work, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation mainly focus on catalyzing other organizations and partners. Empowerment primarily emanates from work of these charities that concentrates on disadvantaged children. However, they are intent on enhancing hard work among their beneficiaries rather than relying on charity. As a result, they have and continue making a difference through these and other initiatives. With continued involvement in empowering others, Dick and Betsy DeVos will in many ways remain influential both economically and socially.