Billionaire businessman Dick DeVos has hired Phil Dolci, 48, to head the Stowe Company, part of the Windquest Group. The Holland-based corporation is the manufacturer of custom storage units and home modular systems. Dolci will replace Fred Newman, who is retiring at the end of this year. The highly-successful Stowe Company operates under the Amway umbrella, the global corporation that was founded in 1959 by family patriarch, Richard DeVos.
Dolci is a proven leader with more than 23 years in the consumer manufacturing and marketing industry. He previously served as CEO for Cincinnati-based sports shooting manufacturer, Crosman Corporation. “We are ecstatic with the hiring of Phil Dolci. He brings more than 2 decades experience to the table,” said Dick DeVos. “We thank Frank for his decades of leadership, and he will continue on as a member of our board of advisors.”
Dolci has worked for a number of high-profile outfits including ConAgra, U.S. Playing Cards, Dean Foods and Kraft Foods. He attended the University of Chicago and received an MBA from Northwestern. The Stow Company employs 280 people in the Holland and Indianapolis manufacturing facilities. There is no information regarding yearly revenue of this privately-held company.
The Stow Company has been in business since 1984. With the recent expansion, the facility is now a 200,000 square foot operation. The company’s custom home organization solutions are sold under Easy Track, Distinctive Wine Cellars, Home ORG Custom Solutions and Easy Closets. The Windquest Group have acquired at least 12 additional companies.
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