Entrepreneur Dick Devos
Dick Devos is one of the top businessman in the world. He is known for putting Amway Arena on the map globally in sales, and he is also known for his partnership with CEO of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. His passion for aviation continues to grow, as he joins the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council. The council will meet every three months to discuss policies, regulations, budgets, and future growth. There are members from all types of travel and transportation authority groups, as well as former airline executives.
Devos comes from a mixed background of global business sales, education, and aviation. He has co-founded his own aviation academy with his wife, US Education Secretary Betsy Devos, and he has worked alongside the CEO of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport for many years. In fact, he has been helping the CEO since 1999, when the airport re-launched.
The airport has been around since the early 1900s, but it was only recently remodeled and expanded thanks to the help of Devos. It was Devos who brought in new airlines and expanded destinations, allowing travelers to book flights to several new destinations. It was also Devos who worked with airlines to support the growth of the airport, leading to a $45 million renovation that will be completed at the end of 2018.
Devos has been working with his company The Windquest Group for some time. He has also run for governor and worked with several companies. There have been a number of airline CEOs who have complimented and even praised the appointment of Devos to the FAA’s new council because of his blend of business and aviation understanding. He can help with budgets, future growth, and business relations to promote the American industry.
That is the whole point, after all. The FAA has called together this council after experiencing serious dips in security, technology advances, and other issues that are facing the aviation industry in America. The council will meet every quarter to discuss and provide advice to the FAA. Devos has been a member since September 2017 and continues to work with the FAA as well as run his own business The Windquest Group.
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