Dick and Betsy DeVos, a very influential and wealthy couple from Grand Rapids, Michigan are embarking on a process to break into the world of liquor sales. The DeVos couple owns a holding company called the Windquest Group, which buys shares of companies in return for shared control and influence in decision making. There most recent move was to acquire the Coppercraft Distillery. This Holland Township based company has been in business since 2013 and is looking to expand its operations. As of now, the license transfer has been approved by the LLC and the DeVos are now “registered agents” of the company although no further information is being given by the DeVos couple or the owner of Coppercraft Distillery. It will be time before operations can continue due to the liquor license approval process that is underway for Dick and Betsy DeVos. It is a bright future for both the Coppercraft Distillery and the Windquest Group as they continue to expand their experience and influence.
Dick DeVos hails from Michigan and is an entrepreneur at heart. He is the son Richard DeVos who was a co-founder of Amway, a direct seller of home care and self care products. Dick took role of CEO for the Amway company for just shy of a decade from 1993-2002 and increased the success and sales. Read more about his time at Amway here: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/09/amway_heir_dick_and_betsy_devo.html
Dick and his wife Betsy DeVos are work with the Windquest Group that was grown to be a very successful holding company with which he is still doing work. To be sure, DeVos’ leadership experience spans further than distribution companies. When his family acquired the Orlando Magic basketball team, Dick became the CEO and President for the team, according to his New Netherland Institute profile.
Dick DeVos is married to his wife Betsy and have a few children. They live in Grand Rapids, Michigan and have a strong influence in the community both in business, charity and the political realm. Their businesses create countless jobs in the area for local residents. In addition, they have become one of the most well recognized donators in the area. It has recently been released that their total donations add up to about $1.2 billion. One of their targeted donations has been $36 million to Grand Valley State University to provide an example. In the political realm, Dick is very influential as well. He works directly with Grand Action which is a group interested in improving the downtown area. He is also closely associated with school reformation and has even founded an aviation charter school in the area due to his interest in flight. Dick is also an avid sailor who has won many championships for his abilities.