Invacare announces leadership changes

Friday, February 28, 2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Lou Slangen, Invacare’s executive vice president and chief product officer, will retire at the end of February after 27 years with the company, according to a Feb. 27 release. John Remmers, senior vice president of global supply chain and operations since 2010, will take over responsibility for North American commercial operations, according to the release. Since he joined Invacare, Remmers has also overseen global engineering and commercial operations for China and Top End. “He has developed a passion for the home and long-term care markets that we serve, and we believe he is the right person with the right skills and experience to lead Invacare’s North American business,” said Gerald Blouch, president and CEO, in the release. Blouch applauded Slangen’s years at Invacare, saying, “During his years of service, he has been an incredible advocate for the homecare industry and the difference it can make in people’s lives.”