Registration Deadline for Midwest Investment Conference is This Friday


Investor attendee registration for the inaugural Midwest Investment Conference (MIC), the premier event for bringing together the region’s leading public companies and institutional investors, ends this week on Nov. 15, 2013.

A final schedule for the conference, which takes place at the newly opened Cleveland Convention Center, on November 19, 2013, is complete, and will include presentations by the following leading Midwest-based companies in the materials, industrial and financial sectors:

  • Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) represented by Mark Eisele, VP, CFO and Treasurer.
  • Chart Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTLS) represented by Ken Webster, VP, CAO and Controller.
  • CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE: CBZ) represented by Steve Gerard, Chairman and CEO, and Ware Grove, SVP, and CFO.
  • Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) (PARIS: CLF) represented by Jessica Moran, Director, Investor Relations.
  • Farmers National Banc Corp. (Nasdaq: FMNB) represented by Kevin Helmick, President and CEO, and Carl Culp, EVP, and CFO.
  • Huntington Bancshares (Nasdaq: HBAN) represented by Todd Beekman, Director, Investor Relations.
  • Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE: HY) represented by Alfred Rankin, Chairman, President and CEO, and Ken Schilling, VP, and CFO.
  • Kimball International (Nasdaq: KBALB) represented by Bob Schneider, EVP and CFO.
  • The Lincoln Electric Company (Nasdaq: LECO) represented by Vince Petrella, SVP, CFO and Treasurer.
  • Materion Corporation (Nasdaq: MTRN) represented by John Grampa, SVP, Finance and CFO, and Michael Hasychak, VP, Secretary and Treasurer.
  • Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) represented by Greg Thaxton, SVP, CFO, and Jim Jaye, Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations.
  • Olympic Steel (Nasdaq: ZEUS) represented by Michael Siegal, Chairman and CEO, and Richard Marabito, CFO.
  • Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: PKOH) represented by Edward Crawford, Chairman and CEO
  • PolyOne (NYSE: POL) represented by Robert Patterson, EVP, and COO.
  • Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI) represented by Chad Stone, CFO.
  • RPM International (NYSE: RPM) represented by Russell “Rusty” Gordon, VP, and CFO.
  • Stepan Company (NYSE: SCL) represented by Scott Beamer, CFO.
  • TransDigm Group (NYSE: TDG) represented by Nicholas Howley, CEO.
  • Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc. (Nasdaq: USAP) represented by Dennis Oates, Chairman, President and CEO, and Michael Bornak, CFO.
  • Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) represented by Andy Rose, CFO.

The complete schedule, along with presentation times is available online here: MIC provides an opportunity for institutional investors and professional industry analysts to interact with senior management teams of publicly traded issuers. This is the first conference of its kind in the Northeast Ohio region in more than a decade.

The conference will feature auditorium-style group presentations in three concurrently running sector tracks. Attendees will hear directly from senior management teams about the investment merits of each company along with their strategies for enhancing future shareholder value.

Members of the CFA Society Cleveland, a non-profit, professional organization dedicated to providing investment-related programs and services to investment experts, have helped organize this event.

Free Attendance for CFA Institute Members

CFA Institute members can attend MIC free of charge. Non-members can attend for a fee of $149, which includes access to the auditorium presentations throughout the day, breakfast, refreshments and a formal luncheon during the event. Register is available online at

In addition to company presentations, institutional investor attendees can request private or small group meetings with the same senior management teams in private rooms located throughout the venue. Space for this conference is limited and one-on-one or small group meetings with executive management teams will be arranged as time and management availability permits. Investor attendees are encouraged to make their breakout meeting requests as soon as possible for the best chance of receiving their requested meetings.

MIC offers convenience and proximity for Midwest-based money managers in a professional atmosphere. For information about registering to attend MIC, please contact conference administrators at 216-696-8066 or

About the Midwest Investment Conference

MIC has been designed by intuitional investors, on behalf of public companies, as a conflict-free way to cost effectively enhance corporate transparency and investor relations initiatives. Issuers that genuinely wish to engage with institutional investors and industry analysts and share their strategies for creating future stakeholder value will be in attendance.

Support for the conference comes from MIC’s Title Sponsor: Tucker Ellis, a full service law firm with offices nationwide; Platinum Sponsor: Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway Company and global market leader in commercial press release distribution; Gold Sponsor: Vintage Filings, a division of PR Newswire offering disclosure and competitive and investor intelligence products; Silver Sponsor: Ashland Partners, a leading Global Investment Performance Standards® compliance and verification services firm; Bronze Sponsors: FactSet Research Systems, a workflow and productivity service provider to the global investment community, RR Donnelley, a global provider of integrated communications, as well as its subsidiary, RR Donnelley Venue; and Contributing Sponsors: Clear Perspective Group , an independent employee-owned investor relations consulting firm helping high-quality companies enhance their institutional investor and analyst following and the National Investor Relations Institute Cleveland/Northern Ohio Chapter, a non-profit organization promoting the common interests of individuals engaged in the investor relations profession.

About CFA Society Cleveland

CFASC was founded in 1950 and provides investment-related programs and services to its Northeast Ohio-based membership. CFASC has 480 members and is a member society of CFA Institute, which currently represents 109,000 members including the world's 100,000 CFA charterholders in more than 130 countries.

In 2013, CFASC was awarded the Society of the Year by the CFA Institute for societies between 400 and 999 members. The award recognizes exceptional performance in areas including, but not limited to: administrative, financial and technological operations; advocacy efforts; brand awareness and outreach campaigns; candidate support; governance; member value derived from programs, education and networking; communications; and volunteer management.

The mission of CFASC is to provide opportunities for professional development and fellowship among Cleveland-area investment professionals, consistent with the ideals of excellence, integrity and education as set forth by CFA Institute.

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