Former national security advisor Gen. James Jones joined the board of Invacare Corp. (NYSE:IVC), replacing departing Ohio governor-elect John Kasich effective Dec. 1.
Jones, appointed as national security advisor to President Barack Obama in January 2009, recently retired from the post after a career that included posts as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Commander of the U.S. European Command, according to a press release.
Jones was an independent member of Invacare’s board from March 2007 to January 2009, stepping down when he was tapped to be Obama’s top security hand, according to the statement.
On Monday, Invacare announced that chairman Malachi Mixon would step down from his long-time role as CEO, handing the reins to Gerald Blouch. Blouch has worked at Invacare since 1990 and had served as interim CEO since Mixon suffered a minor stroke in April.