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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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The Environment Is Protected With The Opening Of Orange Coast College’s New Recycling Center

Orange Coast College believes it is required to provide a large amount of educational support to the people of the Californian region of Costa Mesa whether they are enrolled in any of the 135 programs offered by the college or not. The latest developments from Orange Coast College are dedicated to expanding the level of recycling and environmental protection provided for the protection of the land, water, and air of this area of Southern California. A new five-acre recycling center has recently opened after more than one year of construction took place to develop a recycling center offering the latest technology and developments in this area of industry.

 

To develop a higher quality experience for all visitors to the recycling center, Orange Coast College has partnered with CR&R Environmental Services to develop both recycling services and educational programs to be offered at the newly developed facility. Not only does the five-acre site provide a range of recycling services but the construction also included a number of newly designed offices, meeting rooms, and showers to be used by members of the local community.

 

The experts from Orange Coast College and Cr&R Environmental Services have developed programs allowing local residents to recycle aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and various paper products through the newly opened facility. Other programs offered include the collection of glass containers, small electronics, small batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs, and many other items often placed in landfills which contribute to the high levels of pollution of rivers and bodies of water across California.

 

Established through a community vote in 1947, Orange Coast College has always had close ties to the local community and sees 95 percent of its students come from California. Orange Coast College is a WASC-accredited academic institution with around 10 percent of graduates moving on to four-year colleges across the nation. The “Vision 2020” program has been developed to update and upgrade many aspects of campus life by the year 2020 and develop an even more accessible and open campus experience for students, staff, and faculty members alike. Learn more: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/about_occ/Pages/default.aspx