Albert H. Nahmad has been the visionary and leader of Watsco for over 40 years, having served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1972. Among his many contributions, Mr. Nahmad has been instrumental in the scaling of our business through acquisitions, the cultivation of strategic vendor relationships, and the development of Watsco’s entrepreneurial culture. In 1988 Mr. Nahmad made the decision to pivot the Company’s strategic focus from manufacturing to distribution of HVAC/R products. Since that time, Watsco’s market capitalization has grown from $22 million to $4.1 billion, and its 25-year compounded annual growth rate of total shareholder return has been 19.6%, ranking Watsco #40 out of 1,297 public companies with a market capitalization of over $2 billion. With revenues exceeding $4 billion in 2015, Watsco has solidified its place as the industry leader and now has approximately 5,000 employees serving 90,000 contractor customers through a branch network of nearly 600 locations.