Harsco Corporation (HSC)
September 13, 2012 2:00 pm ET
Jim Jacobson - Director of Investor Relations
Henry W. Knueppel - Independent, Non-Executive Chairman of The Board
Patrick K. Decker - Chief Executive Officer and President
Brett L. Linzey - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division
R. Scott Graham - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division
Glenn Wortman - Sidoti & Company, LLC
Timothy P. Hayes - Davenport & Company, LLC, Research Division
Good afternoon. My name is Melissa, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Harsco's Corporation Introduction of its new CEO Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] After the speakers' remarks, there will be a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] Mr. Jim Jacobson, Director of Investor Relations, you may begin your conference.
Thank you, Melissa, and good afternoon to everyone. I'd like to welcome everyone to our conference call to introduce Harsco's new President and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Decker. Also joining us on this call is Henry Knueppel, Harsco's nonexecutive Chairman, who served as interim CEO for the past several months. We have a few brief prepared remarks, and then we will open the call to your questions. In total, we expect this call to last approximately 30 minutes.
As we do at the beginning of all of our calls, let me take care of a couple of administrative items. First, this call may include statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of federal securities laws. These statements may relate to the future of our business, our operations, results, economic expectations and other aspects pertaining to and affecting our businesses. Our statements today are based on our best information available at this time. It is possible our results could differ materially from those forward-looking statements. We have described the risk factors that may affect our businesses and results in certain of our SEC filings. We encourage you to review these documents. And lastly, this call is being webcast, and a replay of this call will be available on our website.