Dick Devos has appointed a new CEO to head The Stow Company. The company is one of the largest providers of custom home storage and organization products. The company is part of WindQuest Group that is headed by Dick Devos as the president. Phil Dolci, 48, was brought in earlier last month, and he succeeded Frank Newman, 67, who is retiring, though he is expected to continue serving on the Board of Advisors.
Dolci is an accomplished leader with extensive experience in consumer products marketing and manufacturing that span over 23 years. Most recently, he was serving as the CEO of Crosman Corporation, which is a leading global designer, manufacturer, and suppliers of specialized products for shooting sport.
According to Dick Devos, Dolci brings on board the kind of knowledge and experience that will continue to drive growth and presence of the company in the home organization market. Dick also thanked Frank Newman for his outstanding services for the last four years.
Dolci background information includes top leadership positions at U.S Playing Cards, Sanford, ConAgra Foods, Dean Foods, Kraft Foods, and a division of Newell Rubbermaid. He earned his master’s in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago.
The Stow Company was founded back in 1984 and has its manufacturing facilities in Holland and Indianapolis. The company manufactures high-end products that are targeted to meets customers need and are sold through four distribution channels, which include ORG Home custom solutions, Easy Track Modular storage system, Distinctive Wine Cellars, and Easy Closets do-it-yourself. The WindQuest Group holds other companies that include Neurocore, The Reserve, Downtown Grand Rapids Restaurant, and Boxed Water.
Apart from very successful business career, Dick Devos is renowned for his creative and philanthropic work. Along with his wife Betsy, they generously donate to a wide range of community initiatives through Dick and Betsy Devos Foundation. They established the Foundation back in 1989, to serve as a vehicle for their giving back to society in response to financial blessing they have received. According to Dick, the Foundation is part of the model taught to them by their parents to serve as faithful stewards.
Through the Foundation, Dick has donated heavily to education, religious activities, artistic, civic education, and free-market economic organizations. He is also the founder of West Michigan Academy, the only aviation public Chartered, high school in the nation.