I couldnt agree more about "Teflon Bill", the guy who is only worried how many rounds of golf he can get in at his posh little retreat down south. He is the one who should bear the brunt of responsibility since he is at the helm. And year after year with no more than marginal, (at BEST), performance somehow he manages to eek out more and more compensation! Longfield makes a ridiculous amount of money for the performance he has turned in during the past 4 years! Its time for the other slick willie to resign and do all of the shareholders a favor
April 15th. My sources say Benson Smith will be replaced by then. (i.e. Longfield throwing over sandbags to keep the balloon afloat as someone suggested earlier). I hope there is a clearer message at the Annual Meeting as to where all this is taking the company.
My understanding is a late '98 approval is best case, but probably 1st quarter "99. I hope that stent blows everyone away, because the USCI people have had enough bad luck and it is time some of the loyalty was rewarded. Most of those ex-Bard naysayers were salesmen who could have been replaced by a "monkey with a note" and will jump to the next high flyer at the drop of a hat. If I get more definitive info. re: approval I will advise.