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October 20, 2011 10:30 am ET
Michael J. Yates – Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Lawrence D. Kingsley - Chairman
Andrew K. Silvernail – Chief Executive Officer
Heath A. Mitts – Chief Financial Officer, Vice President – Corporate Finance
Jim Lucas – Janney Montgomery Scott
Robert Barry – UBS
Scott Graham – Jefferies & Co.
Allison Poliniak – Wells Fargo Securities, Llc
Charles Brady – BMO Capital
Wendy Caplan – SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Matt Summerville – KeyBanc Capital Markets
Walter Liptak – Barrington Research Associates, Inc.
Good morning. My name is Vitania, and I’ll be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the IDEX Corporation Q3 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions)
Thank you. I would now like to turn the call over to today’s host Mr. Michael Yates, Chief Accounting Officer. Sir, you may begin your conference.
Michael J. Yates
Thank you, Vitania. Good morning, everyone. And thank you for joining us for our discussion of the IDEX third quarter 2011 financial highlights. Last night we issued a press release outlining our company’s financial and operating performance for the three-month period ended September 30, 2011. The press release along with the presentation slides to be used during today’s webcast can be accessed on our company’s website at www.idexcorp.com.
Joining me today from IDEX management are Larry Kingsley, our Chairman; Andy Silvernail, our CEO; and Heath Mitts, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.