Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> December 13, 2004


A. Malachi Mixon III is CEO and Chairman of the board of Invacare Corp. Mr. Mixon has led Invacare since 1979, when he and a group of Cleveland-based investors bought the company from Johnson & Johnson, the parent at the time. He serves on the boards of several Cleveland-area corporations and civic organizations, including chairmanship of the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Mixon is highly regarded in the Cleveland business community and has been recognized nationally for his entrepreneurial skill and leadership. He received his B.A. and MBA from Harvard, and served four years in the Marine Corps prior to launching his business career. Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief historical sketch of the company and the

main things you are doing at the present time?

Mr. Mixon: Invacare Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer