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Many orders. Finally, safety is very important to us at WESCO. And in the unlikely event of an emergency I would direct your attention to the exit to your right and directly behind you. This is our second annual Investor Day and we’re very pleased to be with you. Today you will hear from John Engel our Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer; Steve Van Oss, our Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Richard Heyse, our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. You’ll also be hearing from four business leaders who will discuss certain end markets and products categories and our strategies to deliver above market growth. David Bemoras, who was here last year will update you on our communications and security business, Andrea Hogan
who will provide insight into our lighting and sustainability program. Les Kebler will highlight our international business and Andy Bergdoll will review the utility business. Also we are very pleased to have with us today three other managers from WESCO. I would ask them to be standing and be recognize as I call their name and they are seated in the rear of the room.
Diane Lazzaris, our Vice President and general counsel, Kim Windrow our Vice President of human resources and Harold Henze
our group Vice President and General Manager of our Canadian operations. We would ask that you hold your questions until the end of the program when John will host the Q&A session. But we do look forward to your questions and your insights. We will be hosting a cocktail reception in the next room starting at the conclusion of our Q&A session with dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. If you have not signed up for the dinner at the break at 2:45, please see me back and we would be delighted to have you join us for dinner this evening. And dinner will be just in the adjoining room. Please remove all belongings at the conclusion of the Q&A today as this room is reserved by another group and so we will have to remove all of our belongings and take them into the room for dinner.
Finally, we would like to leave you with three messages to take away from today’s meeting. One, we are investing in our business to drive above market growth. Two, we are consistently executing our strategy and three, we are generating outstanding financial results. It is now my pleasure to introduce you to John Engel. John?