ELYRIA, Ohio (September 20, 2019)—Invacare Corporation (IVC) announced the appointment of Julie Beck to its board of directors, effective Sept. 18, 2019. Beck currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer for NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a petrochemical company, a position she has held since 2016.

Beck has more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing, industrial and consumer industries, and is a certified public accountant. Beck was unanimously appointed by the current members of the board after an extensive search conducted by an internationally recognized executive search firm. She will serve as a member of the company’s Audit Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. Her appointment brings the number of Invacare directors to a total of nine, eight of whom are considered independent directors.

“We are excited to welcome Julie to the Invacare Board of Directors. We have a strong, engaged board already, and Julie’s financial expertise and experience in companies and industries facing substantial transformation will be a good addition. Julie has proven to be a talented leader who will offer a fresh perspective about our company and the markets we serve,” said Matt Monaghan, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“I look forward to working with my fellow board members and the Invacare management team as we continue the company’s transformation. I am excited about the opportunity to advance Invacare’s mission of making life’s experiences possible,” said Beck.

Prior to joining NOVA Chemicals, Beck served as chief financial officer (2008 to 2016) and as global vice president of supply chain and operational excellence (2014 to 2016) at the mining and machinery business unit of Joy Global, Inc., a former NYSE-listed manufacturer and servicer of heavy equipment used for minerals extraction. Beck previously served in various positions, including chief financial officer, at both Journal Register Company, a former NYSE-listed publishing organization, and Norwood Promotional Products, Inc., a global consumer products and promotional products manufacturer. Prior to that, Beck served in financial positions for Temple-Inland, Inc., a corrugated packaging and building products company, and Rockwell Automation (ROK), an industrial automation equipment manufacturer.

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