OM Group, Inc. (OMG)
Q1 2012 Earnings Call
May 3, 2012 10:00 AM ET
Joe Scaminace – Chairman and CEO
Chris Hix – CFO
Steve Dunmead – VP and GM, Specialty Businesses
Andrew Don – KeyBanc Capital Markets
Steven Schwartz – First Analysis
Saul Ludwig – Northcoast Research
Good morning and welcome to OM Group’s First Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call. Information presented on the call may include forward-looking statements that are subject to uncertainties, risks and factors that are difficult to predict. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied. A more complete disclosure regarding forward-looking statements can be found at the bottom of OM Group’s press release or in Form 10-K and applied to this call.
I will now turn the call over to Mr. Joe Scaminace, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OM Group.
Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our first quarter earnings call. Today, I’m joined by Chris Hix, our CFO; and Steve Dunmead, VP and GM of our Specialty Businesses, also with me our Troy Dewar, Director of Investor Relations and Rob Pierce, VP of Finance.
Before we discuss our first quarter’s results, I want to announce a few changes to our Investor Relations Program. Troy will be leaving OM Group at the end of this week for a different opportunity, and we wish him well in his career, while Pierce will be assuming responsibility for our Investor Relations here at OM’s as part of this new role as Vice President of Finance reporting to Chris.