Invacare Corp., a manufacturer and distributor of home and long-term-care medical products, has hired Anthony LaPlaca, 50, to serve as senior vice president and general counsel, according to a news release.
LaPlaca, who joined the Elyria, Ohio-based company on Jan. 1, replaces Dale LaPorte, 66, who retired. In his new position, LaPlaca will be responsible for legal affairs, risk management and intellectual-property activities. He also will serve as corporate secretary. LaPlaca was vice president and general counsel for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems prior to joining Invacare. -- by Shawn Rhea