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INVACARE NAMES KEY EXECUTIVES

 ELYRIA, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Malachi Mixon, III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Invacare Corporation (NASDAQ/NMS: IVCR) today announced two key management changes.
 Gerald Blouch, who has been at Invacare since 1990 as chief financial officer, was named vice president and general manager of the firm's Home Care Division. Blouch has been serving in the dual role of corporate CFO and GM of the Home Care Division since last fall. The division is responsible for manufacturing and distributing respiratory care products, home care beds, standard wheelchairs and a wide variety of patient aids. Products are manufactured in Ohio, Florida, Texas and Mexico.
 Commenting on the move, Mixon said, "The Home Care Division is the largest of our six divisions in terms of sales, and it has several of our broadest most extensive product lines. The complexities of managing such a diverse enterprise require the full-time attention of a very talented manager. Gerry has demonstrated that he has the talent and the ability to lead this division during these challenging economic times and well into the future."
 Before joining Invacare, Blouch was executive vice president and CFO with Inacomp Computer Centers in Troy, Mich. Prior to that he held various positions with Sherwin-Williams Company including that of president and general manager of Sherwin-Williams Canada. Blouch earned his B.A. in accounting from Bowling Green University and his M.A. from the Ohio State University. He resides in Westlake with his wife Kathy and their three children.
 Thomas R. Miklich has been named to assume the duties of chief financial officer at Invacare. He joins the firm having most recently served as executive vice-president and chief financial officer at Van Dorn Company in Cleveland. Prior to that, Miklich was CFO at Sherwin- Williams Company.
 "We are delighted to be able to name a person of Tom Miklich's calibre to this key position in our company," said Mixon. "As Invacare continues to grow, his experience with large public companies will be invaluable. Most importantly, he can step in as CFO in a way that ensures a rapid and smooth transition from Gerry Blouch's stewardship," Mixon added.
 Miklich is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations including the American Bar Association and the American Institute of CPA's. He received his BBA in accounting from Cleveland State University and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Marshall College of Law. A native of Cleveland, he and his wife Patricia reside in Strongsville with their four children.
 Invacare Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of home medical equipment. Products include home care beds, patient aids, home respiratory care equipment, standard wheelchairs, prescription manual and power wheelchairs, and wheelchair seating and positioning products. Headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, Invacare has manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Florida, Texas, California, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Invacare products are sold and distributed worldwide through over 10,000 independent dealers.
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