Rob has been with the company for ten year, most recently as Vice President and Corporate Controller, and has been involved as strategic activities, such as the acquisitions of VAC and EaglePicher. He knows the company very well, and will help us get the story out to the investment community.So let’s get started on slide 3, I’m pleased to report that we started the New Year with solid results in the first quarter of 2012. Despite low cobalt prices sales and profitability are higher than the prior year. This performance is based largely on the strength of VAC, which we acquired last August and EaglePicher which we acquired in 2010. These two businesses form the foundations of our newest strategic platforms; Magnetic Technologies and Battery Technologies. They both accounted for a substantial portion of our first quarter performance, underscoring the progress we’ve made in our strategic transformation over the past few years.
OM Group's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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