Entrepreneur Mal Mixon joins CSU president at Fireside Chat Wednesday

Mal-on-Mountain--smallCLEVELAND, Tue April 9, 2013 — Mal Mixon, chairman of the Invacare Corporation, will join Cleveland State University President Ronald Berkman for a Fireside Chat as part of the President’s Lecture Series to discuss his newly released book, “An American Journey.” The event will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Drinko Recital Hall in the Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

In “An American Journey,” Mixon discusses his life’s experiences and how they built his character and business know-how. An added bonus in the book are his 18 Life Lessons, which have been called “a virtual playbook on how to win in life and business.” The book was published by the Book Development Group of Smart Business in Westlake, Ohio.

Mixon has led Invacare since 1979 when he and a group of Cleveland-based investors bought the firm from then-parent Johnson & Johnson. A graduate of Leadership Cleveland, he is chairman emeritus of the board of directors and board of trustees of the Cleveland Clinic and chairman of the board of trustees of the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is highly regarded in the Cleveland business community and has been recognized nationally for his entrepreneurial skills and leadership. He received his BA and MBA from Harvard and served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to entering the business world.

A reception will follow immediately. Mixon will sign copies of the book which will be on sale. The event is open to the public.

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