Rep. Tiberi to present Mal Mixon with award
WASHINGTON – Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, will present Mal Mixon with a Legislative Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award during AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference May 20-21. Mixon, the former chairman of Invacare, will receive the award at a reception on Wednesday night. “Mal’s tenacity and compassion are admirable,” stated Tom Ryan, president and CEO, in a press release. “It is important that we, as an industry, recognize his contributions. He has certainly set a high bar for what it means to be an impactful business leader.” A Vietnam veteran and Harvard Business School graduate, Mixon leveraged a buyout of Invacare and subsequently grew its sales from $19 million to nearly $2 billion. During that growth, he was deeply involved in the legislative and regulatory issues impacting the HME industry. AAHomecare hopes the award will serve as motivation for other business leaders to become more active in the legislative process, both locally and in Washington, D.C. “Mal understands how to bring integrity to the conversation, while building relationships in Washington,” stated Robert Steedley, president of Barnes Healthcare Services and chairman of AAHomecare’s board of directors, in the release. “And our integrity is what gives us credibility as an industry."