Sigma-Aldrich Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Sigma-Aldrich (SIAL)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 24, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

Jan A. Bertsch - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President

Quintin J. Lai - Associate Director of Research and Senior Research Analyst

Rakesh Sachdev - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Analysts

Jonathan P. Groberg - Macquarie Research

Tycho W. Peterson - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Peter Lawson - Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Research Division

S. Brandon Couillard - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Daniel L. Leonard - Leerink Swann LLC, Research Division

Isaac Ro - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Tracy Marshbanks - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division

Michael J. Sison - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Derik De Bruin - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research LLC

John E. Roberts - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

Timothy C. Evans - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Jeff Elliott

Daniel Arias - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Sigma-Aldrich Corporation's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. Now I'll turn the conference over to Jan Bertsch, Chief Financial Officer. Please begin.

Jan A. Bertsch

Good morning, and welcome to Sigma-Aldrich's Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. With me today are Rakesh Sachdev, our President and CEO; Kirk Richter, our long-time Head of Investor Relations and Treasury; and Quintin Lai, our new Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Today is Kirk's last earnings call with us. Many of you in the financial community have worked with Kirk for as long as you have known the company. And I want to recognize him for his 34 years of dedicated service. I want to express my deep gratitude for his integral role in Sigma-Aldrich's success for over the past 3 decades and for his friendship. Kirk, we shall miss you and wish you and your family all the best. We also welcome Quintin. Many of you know Quintin from his 10 years on the cell side, and we're happy that he has joined us.

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