Airgas (ARG) Q1 2013 Earnings Call July 25, 2012 10:00 am ET Executives J. Barrett Strzelec - Director of Investor Relations Peter Mccausland - Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of Management Committee and Member of Executive Committee Michael L. Molinini - Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director and Member of Management Committee Robert M. McLaughlin - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Analysts Michael J. Sison - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division Vincent Andrews - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Ryan Merkel - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division Michael J. Harrison - First Analysis Securities Corporation, Research Division Kevin W. McCarthy - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division David L. Begleiter - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Lucy Watson - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division Edward H. Yang - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division Thomas L. Hayes - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division PresentationOperator
Good morning, and welcome to the Airgas First Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded at the request of Airgas. [Operator Instructions] For opening remarks and introductions, I will now turn the call over to the Director of Investor Relations, Barry Strzelec. Please go ahead, sir. J. Barrett Strzelec Thank you, Lisa. Good morning, and thank you for attending our first quarter earnings teleconference. Joining me today are Peter McCausland, Chairman and CEO; Mike Molinini, Executive Vice President and COO; and Bob McLaughlin, Senior Vice President and CFO. Our earnings press release was made public this morning and is available on our website as are the teleconference slides. To follow along, please go to airgas.com, click the Investors shortcut at the top of the screen and go to the Earnings Calls and Events page.