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May 05, 2011 10:00 am ET
Ted Orban -
Stephen Light - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Clifford Pietrafitta - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Matt Sherwood - ZS Fund
Richard Hoss - Roth Capital Partners, LLC
DeForest Hinman - Paradigm Capital Management
Great day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the First Quarter 2011 Xerium Technologies, Inc. Earnings Conference Call. My name is Thelma, and I will be your coordinator for today's event. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn today's presentation over to Mr. Ted Orban, Vice President and Treasurer.
Thank you, Thelma, and welcome to the Xerium Technologies First Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Call. Joining me this morning are Stephen Light, the CEO, Chairman and President of Xerium Technologies; and Cliff Pietrafitta, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Stephen will start the discussion this morning with an update on our progress and then will provide further financial details with respect to the quarter. Subsequently, we will open the lines for questions.
Xerium Technologies results for the quarter were announced in a press release after market closed on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Notification of this call was broadly disclosed, and this conference call is being webcast using the link on the Investor Relations homepage on our website at www.xerium.com. We have also posted a slide presentation on our website which we'll refer to during this conference call.
I’d also note that we will make comments today about our future expectations, plans and prospects of the company that constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the Safe Harbor provision under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those described in yesterday’s press release and in our SEC filings. The forward-looking statements represent our view as of today, May 5, 2011, and we specifically disclaim any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.