A. Malachi Mixon, III – F. J. Callahan, Jr. Program in Entrepreneurial Management
In 1993, the late F. Joseph Callahan, Jr. teamed up with A. Malachi Mixon to form an endowment to support entrepreneurial activity at the Weatherhead School of Management, including curriculum and case study development, a distinguished lecture series and related academic activities in the area of entrepreneurship. Specifically, the endowment was created to support the holder of the A. Malachi Mixon III Professorship of Entrepreneurial Studies.
F. Joseph Callahan (seen left) spent 42 years at Swagelok, a leading fluid system company headquartered in Solon, Ohio, ultimately becoming its president in 1980 and chairman in 1998. Callahan made early use of innovations like computers and robots, and held 23 patents. He was a legendary behind the scenes philanthropist, who contributed greatly to Weatherhead and Case Western Reserve in numerous and profound ways. He served on many boards in the greater Cleveland area, including the Cleveland Clinic, Invacare, John Carroll University, and the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2010, Case Western Reserve University named its Distinguished Lecture in his honor of F. Joseph Callahan, Jr. Learn more about Mr. Callahan and the F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture.
Mal Mixon (seen left) is an Emeriti Trustee of Case Western Reserve University and serves as Chairman of the Board of Invacare Corporation. Mixon has led the Company since 1979 when he and a group of Cleveland-based investors bought Invacare from then-parent Johnson & Johnson. He serves on the boards of several Cleveland-area corporations and civic organizations. Mixon is highly regarded in the Cleveland business community and has been recognized nationally for his entrepreneurial skills and leadership. Mixon and Joseph B. Richey II made a $5 million gift to name a Richey-Mixon Building at the Case School of Engineering.