Invacare brings on a v.p. of business development

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

ELYRIA, Ohio -- A partner at the law firm that helped Mal Mixon buy Invacare in 1979 is going to work for the company as its senior vice president of business development and general counsel. Dale Laporte, a 34-year veteran with Calfee, Halter & Griswold, will rank as Invacare's point-person on mergers and acquisitions and legal affairs. Rob Gubranson will remain as director of investor relations and business development.