Cooper Industries is a diversified global manufacturer of electrical components and tools, with 2010 revenues of $5.1 billion. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market share positions and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. In 2010, fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011, and employs more than 25,000 people throughout the world. With its broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends, including the current global infrastructure build-out, improvements to enhance the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the increased demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. Cooper Industries began in 1833 as a foundry started by Charles and Elias Cooper in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. As one of the oldest non-financial companies on the New York Stock Exchange, Cooper’s history has spanned 37 U.S. Presidents, numerous global events such as the Great Depression and two World Wars, and transformational technology advances such as the automobile and personal computers. Since the beginning, Cooper’s success has been attributable to a focus on innovation, modernizing their business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting their customers’ needs.