Whirlpool (WHR) Q2 2012 Earnings Call July 24, 2012 10:00 am ET Executives Joseph Lovechio - Senior Director of Investor Relations Jeff M. Fettig - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marc Bitzer - President of Whirlpool - North America Michael A. Todman - Director and President of Whirlpool International Operations Larry M. Venturelli - Chief Financial Officer Analysts David S. MacGregor - Longbow Research LLC Sam Darkatsh - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division Kenneth R. Zener - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division Michael Rehaut - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Joshua Pollard - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division PresentationOperator
Good morning, and welcome to Whirlpool Corporation's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Call. Today's call is being recorded. For opening remarks and introductions, I'd like to turn the call over to Senior Director of Investor Relations, Joe Lovechio. Joseph Lovechio Thank you and good morning. Welcome to the Whirlpool Corporation Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. Joining me today are Jeff Fettig, our Chairman and CEO; Mike Todman, President of Whirlpool International; Marc Bitzer, President of Whirlpool North America; and Larry Venturelli, our Chief Financial Officer. Our remarks today track with the presentation available on the Investors section of our website at whirlpoolcorp.com. Before we begin, let me remind you that as we conduct this call, we will be making forward-looking statements to assist you in understanding Whirlpool Corporation's future expectations. Our actual results could differ materially from these statements due to many factors discussed in our latest 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q, as well as in the Appendix of this presentation.