INVESTPennsylvania Equity Conference Announces Company Lineup and Presentation Schedule

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senior executives from 16 Pennsylvania-based public companies will be discussing their performance and future plans at the INVESTPennsylvania Equity Conference, to be held Dec. 6 in Pittsburgh at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Presented by Title Sponsors Crowe Horwath LLP and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and supported by the CFA Society of Pittsburgh, INVESTPennsylvania provides a forum for institutional investors, analysts, fund managers and other investment professionals to evaluate many of the state's leading public companies.

"This is a very convenient way for professional investors to dig more deeply into Pennsylvania companies they already know and to explore other companies as potential investments," said Terry McWilliams, chairman of INVESTPennsylvania and president of Mozaic Investor Relations, Inc. "We're really excited about the breadth and quality of these public company presenters at this inaugural conference."

At the conference, each company's executives deliver a formal 35-minute investor presentation and throughout the day meet separately with members of the investment community. In addition, long-time Wall Street commentator Michael Santoli and RAND Corporation's Susan Everingham provide perspective and analysis about the economy, markets and other issues in their keynote speeches over breakfast and lunch.

By room, the companies and executives presenting are:

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Presentation Room

9:10 – 9:45 a.m. United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X), Pittsburgh
John P. Surma, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
9:50 – 10:25  Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI), Pittsburgh
Dan Greenfield, Vice President – Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
10:35 – 11:10 PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG), Pittsburgh
Vince Morales, Vice President – Investor Relations
11:15 – 11:50 L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq:FSTR), Pittsburgh
Robert Bauer, President, Chief Executive Officer
David Russo, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer
1:10 – 1:45 p.m. EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT), Pittsburgh
Patrick Kane, Chief Investor Relations Officer
1:50 – 2:25 II-VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), Saxonburg
Francis J. Kramer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Craig A. Creaturo, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
2:35 – 3:10 Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE:MSA), Cranberry Township
Dennis Zeitler, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
3:15 – 3:50 Kennametal, Inc. (NYSE:KMT), Latrobe
Ben Stas, Vice President, Finance Business Groups
Quynh McGuire, Director of Investor Relations

Crowe Horwath LLP Presentation Room

9:10 – 9:45 a.m. S&T Bancorp, Inc.  (Nasdaq:STBA), Indiana
Todd D. Brice, President, Chief Executive Officer
9:50 – 10:25  Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII), Pittsburgh
J. Christopher Donahue, President, Chief Executive Officer
10:35 – 11:10 First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE:FCF), Indiana
T. Michael Price, President, Chief Executive Officer
Robert Rout, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
11:15 – 11:50 Black Box Corporation (Nasdaq:BBOX), Lawrence
Mike McAndrew, President, Chief Operating Officer
Tim Huffmyer, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
1:10 – 1:45 p.m. Matthews International Corporation (Nasdaq:MATW), Pittsburgh
Joseph C. Bartolacci, President, Chief Executive Officer
Steven F. Nicola, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer
1:50 – 2:25  Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq:MYL), Canonsburg
John D. Sheehan, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
2:35 – 3:10 The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), Hershey
Mark K. Pogharian, Vice President – Investor Relations
3:15 – 3:50 Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC), Pittsburgh
Randy Dearth, President, Chief Executive Officer
Stevan Schott, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Information about each of these presenting companies and their executives is available at

Check-in and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m.; the opening session and Susan Everingham's  remarks start at 8:00 a.m. The conference concludes at the end of the final corporate presentation around 4 p.m.

There is no cost for qualified investment professionals to attend the event. However, registration is required at To obtain a registration code, please contact the CFA Society or conference administration at 412-567-3818.

INVESTPennsylvania is overseen by a steering committee that includes investment community professionals, executives from the participating public companies and other financial and investment business leaders. 

Of the title sponsors, Crowe Horwath is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States; Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney was ranked the number one corporate law firm in Pittsburgh in a study conducted by Corporate Board Member magazine. 

As the Founding Organizing Sponsor, The CFA Society of Pittsburgh is joined by other professional organizations supporting the event: the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Three Rivers Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Gold and Contributing sponsors include NASDAQ OMX, Fort Pitt Capital Group and the Wall Street Transcript, plus Civic Science, InGrid Design, O'Neil Arnold Photography and Optimum Companies. The University of Pittsburgh's Katz Graduate School of Business is INVESTPennsylvania's Educational Partner.

For additional information about INVESTPennsylvania, presenting companies, executives, sponsors and conference logistics, visit the website at

The INVESTPennsylvania logo is available at   


Media, corporate and general inquiries:

Terry McWilliams, chairman, INVESTPennsylvania Equity Conference, 412.567.3818,  

Investment Community:

Todd Douds, CFA Society of Pittsburgh, 716-880-0225,

Title Sponsors:

Mark Baer, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP,

Kerstin Schuler, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, 412-562-1885,