Stryker Corporation (SYK) September 06, 2012 9:00 am ET Executives Curt R. Hartman - Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Kevin A. Lobo - Group President of Orthopaedics Timothy J. Scannell - Group President of MedSurg and Spine Ramesh Subrahmanian - Group President of International Lonny J. Carpenter - Group President of Global Quality & Operations Katherine A. Owen - Vice President of Strategy & Investor Relations Analysts Michael N. Weinstein - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division Robert A. Hopkins - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division Matthew S. Miksic - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division Kristen M. Stewart - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division Jason Wittes - Caris & Company, Inc., Research Division Michael Matson - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division Michael Matson - Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Research Division David R. Lewis - Morgan Stanley, Research Division Steven M. Lichtman - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division Bruce M. Nudell - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division Joanne K. Wuensch - BMO Capital Markets U.S. David Keiser - Northcoast Research PresentationCurt R. Hartman
Good morning, everybody, and welcome to Stryker's 2012 Analyst Day. And for those who were here last night at our product fair, we appreciate your attendance last evening. My name is Curt Hartman. I'm the interim CEO and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and I'll be your host today. You can see that I am joined by other members of the executive leadership team who I will introduce shortly. Before we begin, I'd like to just point out our forward-looking statement, which is available for further review at your leisure. Our executive leadership team today, I thought I'd start here because it's a great place in terms of introducing you to the company and its leaders. You can see we have Steven Benscoter, our Vice President of Human Resources, with the company 17 years; Lonny Carpenter, well known within the company, 23 years; Curtis Hall, not present today, our Vice President and General Counsel, 18 years; myself, 22 years; Kevin Lobo, seated behind me to celebrate his one-year anniversary in May; Katherine Owen, many of you know, 5 years with the company; Tim Scannell, seated behind me, 22 years; and Ramesh Subrahmanian, just celebrating his one year this month.