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Invacare names Purtill president, CEO 

Invacare names Purtill president, CEO 

Geoff PurtillELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare's board of directors has named Geoffrey Purtill president and CEO, roles he has served on an interim basis since Aug. 28. 

“The board determined that Geoff is the right steward of the company as it undergoes significant transformation and embarks on a new chapter,” said Michael Merriman, Jr., non-executive chairman of the board. “Notably, Geoff and the leadership team have already acted decisively by discontinuing respiratory products and repositioning the business and resources around our core categories of Lifestyle and Mobility & Seating, which are anticipated to drive profitable growth. The board looks forward to partnering with Geoff as we continue to take decisive action to improve our financial performance and enhance shareholder value.” 

Previously, Purtill served as the senior vice president and general manager, EMEA and APAC, since December 2021 and vice president, Global Strategy, and general manager, Asia Pacific, since September 2021. Previously, he served for 11 years as the company's vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific region. 

Prior to joining Invacare, Purtill held various sales, category management and supply chain leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson and Nestle. 


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